Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : January 10 to 15
Chinese tycoon Xiang Guangda’s Tsingshan Holding Group (THG) is in talks with several struggling copper plants to process nickel, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. THG, one of the world’s top nickel producers

Boadicea Resources (BOA) has identified new nickel targets at the Transline tenements in Western Australia, but has postponed further drilling. The company recorded anomalous intercepts from drilling completed in quarter three of 2022, across the Ballast North-East, Ballast Eye, Ballast Central and Buckbeak targets within Transline West two.

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) has announced that a full federal impact assessment will be required for Canada Nickel Company’s Crawford Project north of Timmins. This comes after the IAAC reviewed Canada Nickel’s detailed project description, and their response to the Summary of Issues provided by the IAAC.

EV NICKEL INC. (TSXV:EVNI) (“EVNi” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce assay results from recent surface sampling and historic, 2016 diamond drilling on the Mathu Ni-Cu-PGE Zone contained in its wholly owned 3,000 hectare, Groves Project.

Sama Resources Inc. is pleased to announce assay results from four additional drill holes from the 2021-22 drilling campaign at the Grata nickel-copper prospect. Sama drilled a total of 85 drill holes totalling 26,787 metres (m) at the Ivory Coast project in 2021-22

Orford Mining Corporation (TSXV: ORM) (Orford) is pleased to announce exploration results from the 2022 summer program on the high-grade Ni-Cu-PGE West Raglan property in Nunavik, Quebec. The program was Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd.’s second year of spending on the project towards their earn in, with Orford operating.

NiCAN Limited (“NiCAN” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NICN) is pleased to provide plans for the upcoming 2023 winter drilling program on the Wine Property located in the Snow Lake area in Manitoba, Canada. With permits and contracts in hand, preparation work is advancing, and drilling is expected to commence in the coming weeks.

Power Nickel Inc. (the “Company” or “Power Nickel”) (TSXV:PNPN, OTCQB:CMETF, Frankfurt:IVVI) continues to report new and complementary results from its Phase 2 drill program at its “Nisk” project near James Bay. These initial drill results confirm the presence of high-grade Ni-Cu-Co-PGE mineralization in the Nisk Main zone

Nickel North CEO Dr Tony Guo shared news that the company has released assay results from the 2022 rock sampling program at four targets at the Hawk Ridge project in northern Quebec. Dr Guo said 57 rock samples were included and showed values up to 3.12% nickel and 4.63% copper.

Business Expansion
EV NICKEL INC. (TSXV:EVNI) (“EVNi” or the “Company”) is excited to announce the additional assay results, from 12 additional holes of the Phase 3 Drilling program completed over the Large-Scale nickel target in the northeast of its Shaw Dome Project, referred to as the Carman-Langmuir or, “CarLang Area”

News Stories
The update consists of a number of steps, including a consolidation of the price assessments for nickel scrap in the United States.

On 14 November, nickel prices surged above $30,000 a tonne, the highest level since the price surge earlier this year. Prices peaked at $31,275 on 15 November, before plunging again the next day. Following the price swings, the London Metal Exchange (LME) said

Investor Relations
Exclusive: UK watchdog blocks LME plan to restart Asian hours nickel trade-sources

NORTH MALUKU: Basri left his office early in the morning to meet some clients in a remote village in eastern Halmahera, North Maluku province. The banker’s drive was interrupted when a truck carrying goods for a mini-mart overturned on the main and only road on the 17,780 sq km island.

Magna Mining (TSXV:NICU) has entered into an agreement with Canaccord Genuity in connection with a private placement of up to 7.1 million charitable flow-through shares at a price of $1.815 each and up to 2.7 million shares at a price of $1.10 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of up to approximately $13 million and $3 million respectively.

The London Metal Exchange’s unusual approach to margining, which allows members to net variation margin (VM) gains against initial margin (IM), led to a ?maximum of $915 million? in offsets for members with clients that were short nickel in the six months leading up to the March 2022 blow-up.

A consortium of Hong Kong and European private investors are spending more than US$1 billion to revive a mothballed nickel and cobalt refinery in Australia by turning mining waste into lucrative materials for electric-car batteries.

The London Metal Exchange’s inability to identify and address exposed over-the-counter short positions within the nickel market was key in the market blowout of March 2022, according to an independent review of the short squeeze last year.

The London Metal Exchange should bolster oversight of trades that take place outside its trading systems to avoid a repeat of last year’s blowup in the nickel market, a review of the event said Tuesday.

One trader helped exacerbate the massive nickel short squeeze on the London Metal Exchange last March by building up a $600 million position as the market spiraled out of control. That’s one of the most striking pieces of new information from a long-awaited independent review into the crisis published by the LME on Tuesday.

A long-awaited report on the nickel crisis that brought the London Metal Exchange to its knees last March reads as a catalog of failings by the 146-year-old exchange. The report, which was commissioned by the LME and carried out by consultancy Oliver Wyman, marks the start of what’s likely to be a year of reckoning for the exchange

Chinese tycoon Xiang Guangda, notorious for disrupting the London Metal Exchange’s nickel trade last year and the year before, may have done it again. His Tsingshan Holding is planning to pump up production of refined nickel by repurposing a number of copper plants, Bloomberg reported on Jan. 9.

The London Metal Exchange (LME) said on Tuesday it will set out by the end of the first quarter how it will deliver on the recommendations of an independent report into the nickel crisis last year. Months after turbulence highlighted shortcomings in LME oversight, the nickel contract remains broken.

Four big short position-holders and one financial player on the long side were at the core of the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) nickel meltdown last March. The clash of positioning is revealed in a report by independent consultancy Oliver Wyman

Commodity prices are always volatile, but in 2022 metal and mining markets reached new levels of turbulence, as the pandemic played out in China, inflation plagued the developed world and the Ukraine war upended global energy.

Tainted by decades of environmental disasters, shattered communities and ravenous water consumption, mining companies including those that dig up battery metals are not traditional darlings of the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) crowd.

When Russia’s richest person was sanctioned in the aftermath of the country’s invasion of Ukraine, both JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had to decide whether to stop managing money for the UK charity set up by Vladimir Potanin before the war.

As the world tries to wean itself off dependence on China for crucial battery materials, India is taking bold steps to position itself as an alternative in the electric vehicle supply chain. The government has unveiled incentives of at least $3.4 billion to expedite its lagging adoption of EVs as Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Silver King Coalition Building sits prominently in the middle of this view of Park City looking west while the Silver King aerial tramway extends from the Coalition Building up Treasure Hill in the background. The Denver and Rio Grande train station and warehouse extends to right.

Secret mining in Matabeleland

Top executives from North America’s biggest metals producers are bracing for a turbulent 2023 marked by recession, geopolitical risks and an uncertain investment climate that could change the face of mining.

Deep-sea mining could become a reality this year with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) aiming to come up with exploitation regulations by July. It’s a contentious new supplementary mining industry that could supply key metals for the energy transition, with cobalt, nickel and manganese found

The world’s largest metal contracts clearing house must tighten rules and enforcement processes, a report into last year’s nickel short squeeze says. Australian nickel producers will be keenly watching the London Metal Exchange’s response to a review by advisors from Oliver Wyman, which made clear

Magna Mining Inc (TSX-V:NICU) has released results from the first hole sunk at the 109 Footwall (FW) zone at its past producing nickel, copper and platinum group metals (PGM) Crean Hill mine in Sudbury, Ontario. The hole hit 0.4 % nickel 0.5% copper, 7.2 grams per ton (g/t) platinum (Pt) +palladium (Pd) + gold (Au) over 98.3 metres (m), starting from 26.55m depth.

The chief financial officer from Tata Group said that Tata Group is considering setting up its battery cell production in India and Europe. With total sales of 50,000 EVs from the automaker, it is dominating the Indian market. Further outlines the plan to launch 10 electric models by March 2026.

Glencore to process Estrella nickel ore at Murrin Murrin on path to 5A mine production

Palladium One Mining Inc. (TSXV: PDM) (OTCQB: NKORF) (FSE: 7N11) (the “Company” or “Palladium One”) is pleased to report additional high-grade drillhole intercepts for the Tyko Property, from the West Pickle massive sulphide discovery in Ontario, Canada.

The billionaire at the center of last year’s nickel short squeeze is planning a major shift in his production mix, in a move that could reshape global supply dynamics and inject fresh volatility into the battered nickel market.

The Malagasy mining and industrial consortium wants to make the most of its upturn in profits from rising global nickel and copper prices. It has spoken with the ministry of industry and trade to learn of the terms required for building a new refinery

Explorer Jindalee Resources has completed the spin-out and initial public offering (IPO) of Dynamic Metals, with that company listing on the ASX. Dynamic, which raised A$7-million in its IPO process, hosts a portfolio that includes an extensive landholding in the Widgiemooltha district and the Lake Percy project

Galileo Mining’s Callisto PGE 3 (palladium, platinum and gold) discovery in the WA gold fields continues to grow in importance with new assays from holes drilled on the prospect.

Demand for critical minerals is expected to increase by 400 per cent to 600 per cent by 2040, according to the report titled Enhancing Domestic Critical Mineral Supply Chains commissioned by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Critical Minerals Council.

Mining activities of critical minerals all around the world should be accelerated to meet the energy transition targets over the next 30 years, as the world dreams of a sustainable future, according to the BHP chief.

Vale (NYSE: VALE), the world’s second largest iron ore miner and top nickel producer, has shortlisted suitors for 10% of its base metals business estimated to be worth nearly $2.5 billion.

Lunnon Metals Limited (ASX: LM8) (the Company or Lunnon Metals) is pleased to provide a first-time Mineral. Resource estimate (MRE) for the S16C and N14C surfaces, located at its historical Foster nickel mine, at the Kambalda Nickel Project (KNP).

Canadian company RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc. says its recycled precursor cathode active material has been used by a Korean cathode manufacturer to create battery cells that demonstrate the same level of performance as those made with commercial precursor material.

PT Vale Indonesia Tbk (INCO) reported its exploration activities focusing on areas within their Contract of Work (CoW). Vale Indonesia Corporate Secretary Filia Alanda said the Indonesia-listed nickel mining company in Dec 2022 focused on exploration areas in the Sorowako Block and Sorowako Outer Area in East Luwu Regency

A bill authored by U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber would limit a mining project’s environmental review to three years. The Republican congressman from Hermantown on Monday introduced the “Permitting for Needs Act of 2023,” which aims to “streamline the permitting process for mining projects

Electra Battery Materials Corporation released its inaugural Sustainability Report outlining the Company’s progress on environmental, social, and governance matters in 2022 and commitments to sustainable, low-carbon production of battery grade materials at its refinery complex north of Toronto.

A group of scientists has measured the highest toughness ever recorded, of any material, while investigating a metallic alloy made of chromium, cobalt, and nickel (CrCoNi). In a paper published in the journal Science, the researchers explain that not only is the metal extremely ductile and impressively strong

According to a Bloomberg report, the Tata Group is drawing up plans to set up electric vehicle cell-manufacturing in Europe. The Indian conglomerate is set to anchor a facility in Europe with its subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover, from where the company will sell battery packs globally

Scientists supported by the EU-funded ExtendGlass project may have a found a new way to make the high-performance magnets we need for our low-carbon technologies. Described in a study published in the journal ?Advanced Science, this new approach eliminates the need for rare earth elements, for which Europe is currently almost exclusively dependent on China.

Australian miner Ioneer has secured a $US700 million ($1 billion) loan from the US Department of Energy to develop its lithium-boron project at Rhyolite Ridge in Nevada, renewing the Biden administration’s pledge to expand production of critical minerals for technology such as electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

A three-member crew will be sent around 6,000 metres below sea level as part of a Samudrayaan Mission expected to be completed by 2026, the Union ministry of earth sciences said on Friday. Matsya, an Indian-made deep-submergence vehicle developed under the Deep Ocean Mission plan for the exploration of rare mineral

Indonesia details plans to limit development of nickel smelters -report

As a part of Samudrayaan Mission, undertaken by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, India aims to send human being 6000 meters below sea level. Sharing the details, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and

In an Executive Committee (EC) meeting held by the National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) and Ministry of Mines, projects of mineral exploration and enhancing institutional capabilities in exploration worth US$ 18.7 million (Rs.154.84 crores) were approved.

Centre may not mandate standards for EV battery dimensions and size under its upcoming battery swapping policy amid concerns raised by industry stakeholders, said two officials in the know of the developments.

Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma’aden) (1211.SE), the Gulf’s largest miner, said on Wednesday it agreed to form a joint venture with the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund to invest in mining assets globally. Ma’aden will own 51% in the venture while the Public Investment Fund (PIF) will own 49%, the company said in a regulatory filing.

IMARC 2022 delivers an investment paradise (Australian Resources & Investment)
This year?s International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) was a special event on the resources calendar, with this iteration marking the event?s first in-person program since 2019. This year?s conference, which took place from November 2?4, was also the first time the event was held in Sydney.

PERTH (miningweekly.com)ASX-listed Australian Mines will pay a A$450 000 penalty as well as a further A$55 550 in legal costs to resolve its dispute with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Environment/ Climate
As energy companies worldwide expand their renewable energy portfolios, in a bid to ensure their longevity in the global green transition, an increasing number of firms are investing heavily in metals and minerals to support their green energy output.

The race to mine mining waste (Corporate Knights)
For generations, the topography of Sudbury, Ontario, has been brutally defined by towering slag heaps and vast orange-hued tailings ponds the physical legacy of almost 140 years of nickel mining and smelting by resource giants like Inco and Falconbridge.

75% of the world’s total CO2 emissions propelled in recent years by Asian economies come from road transportation. India contributes about 291 million tonnes of CO2 out of the 795 million tonnes emitted in Asian economies.

Resource Mining Corporation Ltd (ASX:RMI) has moved swiftly to acquire three highly prospective lithium and base metal projects in Finland after fieldwork returned high-grade results including nickel and copper.

In an effort to diversify its economy away from oil and secure access to strategic minerals, Saudi Arabia has established a new company that will invest in global mining assets. According to a statement released on Wednesday, the sovereign wealth fund (PIF Public Investment Fund) and state miner Ma’aden have signed an agreement

Azure Minerals shares jumped yesterday after it received the financial blessing of one of the world?s two major lithium giants Chile’s Sociedad Quamica y Minera de Chile S.A. (or SQM). Via its wholly-owned subsidiary SQM Australia Pty Ltd, SQM will invest up to $A20 million to acquire a 19.99% interest in Azure

Legal Action
ALLEGED nickel trading fraudster at the centre of a US$1.1 billion scam, Ng Yu Zhi, has been declared a bankrupt. A bankruptcy order was made against the 35-year-old businessman on Dec 22, 2022, according to the government gazette published on Friday (Jan 13).

Blomberg News reported on Wednesday that Tesla is nearing its deal with Indonesia. They are working on a deal to build production facilities in the country that could have the capacity to build one million units. The investment minister confirmed that they are in talks.

Exports/ Imports
In the spot market, the most traded SHFE nickel contract changed to SHFE 2302 contract. The premiums of Jinchuan nickel were quoted at 13,500-14,500 yuan/mt, with an average price of 14,000 yuan/mt, up 750 yuan/mt from the previous trading day.

Graphite, nickel and copper developer Blencowe Resources has received approval from the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to export materials from its Orom-Cross graphite project to China-based Jilin Huiyang New Material Technology Company (JHNMTC) to enable final bulk metallurgical test work to be undertaken this year.

The Philippines electronics industry is looking at hitting $50 billion exports this year of which 70 percent or 35 percent will come from the semiconductor sector, according to the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI).

Research & Development
Solid Power Inc., which makes solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, has won a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop nickel- and cobalt-free solid-state battery cells. Solid Power expects to receive up to $5.6 million to develop battery cells containing a lithium metal anode

A new method of deposition of Nickel alloy coatings on high-performance materials in engineering applications can replace environmentally toxic chrome coatings. The coatings obtained are also highly corrosion-resistant and useful for the plastic ware industry.

Management Change
Zeb Nickel (TSX-V:ZBNI, OTC:ZBNIF) Corp has announced that Alex Spiro and Anthony James Nieuwenhuys have been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Nieuwenhuys joins the board as a non-executive chairman and Spiro as a director, Zeb Nickel (TSX-V:ZBNI, OTC:ZBNIF) said in a statement.

Odisha is one of the fastest progressing states when it comes to opportunities for investment in every sector. Due to the abundance of natural resources, industry-friendly attitude, skilled human resources and stable governance, Odisha is emerging as a leading destination for industries and investment from around India and the world.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Japan’s effort to mine the seabed is moving from the research and development stage toward resource extraction as technological advance is spurred by the demands of national economic security.

Earnings/ Financial Results
Wall Street’s Q4 earnings season kicks off at the end of this week, with notable names like JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Citigroup (NYSE:C), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH), and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) all set to report their latest financial results.

Let’s take a look at how economies big and small have performed recently. It hasn’t been pretty. For example, there’s been the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine that kicked off food and energy crises around the world. And the US’s rising interest rates have hurt emerging markets especially hard.

Business Partnership
Surface Technology Inc. (Ewing, N.J.) has announced that One-Plate Electroless Nickel is now available for sale on Amazon and other ecommerce websites due to a collaboration with electroplating kit supplier Caswell Plating (Lyons, N.Y.)

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) noted that Indonesia has a nickel mine of 520,877.07 hectares (ha). The mines are spread across seven provinces, including Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, West Papua, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi.

Press Release
This presentation, the information contained herein, any other materials provided in connection with this presentation and any oral remarks accompanying this presentation (collectively, the “Presentation”), have been prepared by Auxico Resources Canada Inc. (“AUXICO” or the “Company”) solely for information purposes.

Connect with TA pros and HR leaders at the Talent Acquisition Week being held this January in Southern California, as industry leaders deliver keynote speakers and hold discussions on the future of recruiting.

Classic drilled 47 holes for 4,422m at Kat Gap during October and November finishing up the much larger 109-hole infill drilling campaign. This announcement covers the fifteen extensional RC holes (FKGRC471-479 and FKGRC500-505) drilled separately from the 109-hole infill program.

Widgie Nickel Limited (ASX: WIN,Widgie or the Company) is pleased to provide assay results from the outstanding. 8 Reverse Circulation (RC) holes from a maiden 18-hole program completed at the, Faraday Lithium prospect.

Surge Battery Metals Inc. is pleased to report that the Company has acquired a 100% interest in 71 additional mineral claims resulting from a recently completed staking program. The Nevada North Lithium Project

Gama Explorations Inc. (CSE:GAMA)(FSE:N79) (“Gama” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide a corporate update on work plans for 2023 at its Tyee Nickel Project in Quebec and Big Onion Project in British Columbia.

Stillwater Critical Minerals (formerly Group Ten Metals) (TSX.V:PGE; OTCQB:PGEZF; FSE:5D32) (the “Company” or “SWCM”) is pleased to announce the first tranche of results from work completed in 2022 on its 100%-owned Stillwater West platinum group element, nickel, copper, cobalt, and gold (“PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au”) project adjacent to Sibanye-Stillwater’s mining operations in Montana, USA.

Silver Elephant Mining Corp. (TSX: ELEF) (OTCQX: SILEF) (FSE: 1P2N) (“Silver Elephant” or “the Company”) announces that, further to its news release dated December 28, 2022, and November 21, 2022, an additional 6,600 tonnes of coal in two separate rail shipments have arrived in Tianjin seaport in China from its Ulaan Ovoo mine in Mongolia.

Lundin Mining Corporation (“Lundin Mining” or the “Company”) announces production results for the year ended December 31, 2022 and provides production guidance for the three-year period of 2023 through 2025, as well as cash cost, capital and exploration expenditure forecasts for 2023.

Go Metals Corp. (CSE: GOCO) (“Go Metals” and/or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from the new PGE zone discovery on the HSP exploration stage nickel-copper-cobalt (Ni-Cu-Co) sulphide project located in Quebec (the “HSP”).

Management Change
Clean Air Metals Inc. (“Clean Air Metals” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AIR) (OTCQB: CLRMF) (FRA: CKU) is pleased to announce that Sudbury and Montreal-based BBA E&C Inc. (“BBA”) has been selected as the prime engineering consultant to lead the execution of the remaining Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) work packages on the Thunder Bay North Critical Minerals Project.

Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Giuffre as a director of the company. Mr. Giuffre is a lawyer with over 30 years of legal experience in private practice with Vancouver and National law firms and as in-house as general counsel.

FPX Nickel Corp. (TSXV: FPX) (OTCQB: FPOCF) (“FPX” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Apai, P. Eng., as the Company’s Engineering Manager. Mr. Apai, formerly Principal Civil Engineer with Fluor, specializes in the design and

Investor Relations
BlockQuarry (OTC: BLQC), a Texas-based company with commercial-stage operations in the energy and infrastructure industry focusing on cryptocurrency mine hosting and self-mining in the Southeast United States, today provided an update to its shareholders.

Canada Nickel in December 2022 announced positive drilling results from exploration at its Reid and Sothman properties. The company in November 2022 announced recovery of valuable by-products from a processing pilot test, including cobalt, palladium, platinum and chromium.

Lincoln Gold Mining Inc. (“Lincoln” or the “Company”) (TSXV:LMG) announces that it is proceeding with a consolidation of its issued and outstanding share capital on the basis of one post-consolidated common share for every ten pre-consolidated common shares (the “Consolidation”).

Class 1 Nickel and Technologies Ltd. (CSE: NICO/OTCQB: NICLF) (“Class 1 Nickel” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a non-brokered private placement (the Private Placement) pursuant to which it has issued convertible debentures in the aggregate principal amount of Cdn$500,000 (the “Debentures”).

Intellectual Property
Sixth Wave Innovations Inc. , a nanotechnology company with patented technologies that focus on extraction and detection of target substances at the molecular level,todayannounced that it is proposing to complete a private placement on a non-brokered basis

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Environment/ Climate
2023’s Untold Controversy: The Green Transition

Vale: H2 2023 May Spark The Recovery Of Iron Ore Prices (NYSE:VALE)


Research on transition metal catalysis is advancing day by day. Unlike the conventional precious metal based catalysis, the researchers are now focussing on exploring the applicability of earth-abundant first row transition elements as catalysts for C-C coupling reactions.

Herein, we report the crystal structure and guest binding properties of a new two-dimensional (2D) square lattice (sql) topology coordination network, sql-(azpy)(pdia)-Ni, which is comprised of two linker ligands with diazene (azo) moieties, (E)-1,2-di(pyridin-4-yl)diazene(azpy)

The prospect in light-driven water activation prompts rapid progress in hydrogenation reactions. Herein we describe the Ni2+ N4 site built on carbon nitride catalyzed semihydrogenation of alkynes with water supplying protons powered by visible irradiation.

Nickel-based alloy metal matrix composite (NAMMC) is a new type of composite material which is expected to replace traditional Nickel-base superalloy used in the manufacture of important hot-end components in aerospace, naval ships and industrial gas turbine engines due to its excellent high temperature strength

Hydrocalumite derived nickel (Ni) catalysts with different loading of magnesium (Mg) (7.5/10/15 wt%, as promoters) were for the first time prepared and tested for ethanol steam reforming (ESR) in this work. The catalytic performances of different Mg promoted catalysts were mainly evaluated in the temperature

Intellectual Property
Alexandria, Jan. 14 — S Oil Corp and Postech Res and Business Development Foundation have applied for United States patent for transition metal-doped nickel phosphide nanostructure, method for preparing same and catalyst for electrochemical water decomposition including transition metal-doped nickel phosphide nanostructure. Paik Sangcheol, Yong Kijung and Roh Hyogyun developed it.

Alexandria, Jan. 14 — S Oil Corp and Postech Res and Business Development Foundation have submitted a patent application for coral reef-like nickel phosphide-tungsten oxide nanocomposite, method for preparing the coral reef-like nickel phosphide-tungsten oxide nanocomposite and catalyst for electrochemical water splitting including the coral reef-like nickel phosphide-tungsten oxide nanocomposite. This invention was developed by Paik Sang Cheol, Yong Kijung and Kim Dokyoung.

Alexandria, Jan. 14 — VDM Metals Int has sought patent for nickel-chromium-iron-aluminum alloy having good processability, creep resistance and corrosion resistance, and use thereof. This invention was developed by Hattendorf Heike and Nowak Benedikt.

Beijing, Jan. 13 — Xiaan Henghua New Electronic Mat has filed a patent application for novel efficient winding device for nickel foil coating machine. This invention was developed by Li Guanghui.

Beijing, Jan. 13 — Xiaan Henghua New Electronic Mat has submitted a patent application for grinding and polishing device for nickel foil coating machine production. Pan Yantong developed the invention.

Beijing, Jan. 13 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Jiangsu Muan Environmental Protection Science and Tech Limited’s patent application for equipment for removing heavy metals from electroplating zinc-nickel wastewater. Hua Ming, Sun Huadi and Gao Bing developed the invention.

Beijing, Jan. 13 — Shenzhen Jinchenda Electronic has submitted a patent application for working edge structure of chemical nickel-palladium-gold plate. This invention was developed by Tang Fengguo and Tan Zhangbao.

Beijing, Jan. 13 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Ningxia Yufeng Chemical Ind’s patent application for coke oven gas fine desulfurization system. This invention was developed by Feng Shichun, Yang Dafu, Xiang Hang, Liu Jianhong, Ni Chong, Wen Zhongliang, Wen Xiaolong and Bai Zhongping.

Beijing, Jan. 13 — Xiaan Henghua New Electronic Mat has filed a patent application for integrated sewage treatment device for production of nickel foil coating machine. This invention was developed by Pan Qinfeng.

Beijing, Jan. 13 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Xiaan Henghua New Electronic Mat’s patent application for dissolving tank with multi-stage filtering function for nickel foil coating machine. This invention was developed by Pan Qinfeng.

Beijing, Jan. 13 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Xiaan Henghua New Electronic Mat’s patent application for corrosion-resistant fan for nickel foil coating machine. The invention was developed by Pan Yantong.

Munich, Jan. 12 — European Patent Office has published Iljin Mat’s patent application for nickel foil for production of thin-film capacitor and manufacturing method for same. The invention was developed by Song Ki Deok, Yang Chang Yol and Yoon Sang Hwa.

Munich, Jan. 12 — Hitachi Metals has filed a patent application for method for producing nickel-based alloy product or titanium-based alloy product. This invention was developed by Yoshihara Mari, Murai Takuya, Fukuda Tadashi and Takahashi Shoichi.

Munich, Jan. 12 — Nippon Steel has submitted a patent application for nickel-plated steel plate and method for manufacturing same. Goto Yasuto, Ishizuka Kiyokazu, Nagata Tatsuo and Matsumoto Katsumasa developed the invention.

Geneva, Jan. 11 — Hunan Jin Yuan New Mat Joint Stock Company has submitted a patent application for method for preparing electronic-grade nickel sulfate from nickel powder and crystallization device and control method therefor. This invention was developed by Liu Xunbing, Peng Can, Liu Zhen, Zhou Quncheng, Wang Zi, Dong Xiongwu, Wu Shanmu and Ouyang Jianjun.

Geneva, Jan. 11 — World Intellectual Property Organization has received Hunan Changyuan Lico Co Ltd, Hunan Changyuan Lico New Energy Co Ltd and Gold Shine Energy Mat’s patent application for high-nickel positive electrode material and preparation method therefor. Gong Weiwei, Meng Lijun, Huang Chenghuan, Yu Shishun, Zhang Haiyan, Zhou Xindong, Guo Xin, Hu Zhibing and Zhou Youyuan developed the invention.

Alexandria, Jan. 10 — Solvay SA has applied for United States patent for a process for manufacturing nickel sulphate. Lacadena Maria Jose and James Alun Pryce developed it.