Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : March 20 to 26
Production/Operations
Panther Metals has uncovered potential for the discovery of a new gold and nickel district in the Laverton Gold Fields thanks to a comprehensive data review and new detailed geological modelling. A range of technical studies has identified more drill targets within the 40 Mile Camp region, including Panther Metals

The nickel market in Canada is expanding so fast that suppliers can barely keep up with demand for that critical mineral. And with Vale as the key supplier of nickel for the North American automotive battery market, the company’s head of Ontario base metal operations, said this presents huge economic opportunities for Vale and its host communities.

Nickel is one of the critical metals which plays an instrumental role in the energy transition and it’s likely that the electrification of transport will see nickel prices remain strong over the coming decades.

According to GlobalData, Russia is the world’s third-largest producer of nickel, with output of 215kt in 2022, up by 7% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Russia decreased by a CAGR of 2.32% and is expected to drop by a CAGR of 0.27% between 2022 and 2026.

According to GlobalData, Brazil is the world’s eighth-largest producer of nickel, with output of 108kt in 2022, up by 8% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Brazil increased by a CAGR of 5% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 4% between 2022 and 2026.

NickelX (ASX: NKL) has commissioned a moving loop electromagnetic survey (MLEM) over four high-priority nickel-copper-PGE (platinum group elements) targets at the Dalwallinu project in Western Australia.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE: TN) (OTCQX: TTSRF) (FSE: 8TA) (Tartisan, or the Company) is pleased to announce that the company has conducted a first pass exploration review of the manganese (Mn) potential on our 100% owned Don Pancho property (Don Pancho) located in central Peru.

Assays from drilling have confirmed that a copper-nickel sulphide system is present at Errawarra’s Andover West project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. While the assays from the two holes at Target A and Target B were generally of low tenor, multiple intercepts returned assays of more than 0.1% copper and topping out at 0.35% copper.

Queensland Pacific Metals Ltd (ASX:QPM) has struck a binding ore supply deal with New Caledonian company Societe Miniere Georges Montagnat (SMGM), one of the original supporters of QPM and the TECH Project. The companies have formalised the 10-year ore supply agreement for up to 200,000 wmt per annum, targeting a typical limonite ore specification of 1.5% nickel and 0.18% cobalt.

Archer Exploration Corp. (CSE: RCHR) is an exploration and development company focused on nickel sulphides with the objective of identifying and developing Tier 1 sources of nickel units to supply expanding global green-energy initiatives.

NickelSearch Ltd (ASX:NIS) MD Nicole Duncan discusses with Proactive an emerging 1-kilometre nickel anomaly at Serendipity prospect within the flagship Carlingup Project in WA. The company recently embarked on an extensive soil sampling campaign over Carlingup’s greenfields targets, designed to ascertain the potential of the Serendipity and B1 assets.

Midland Exploration Inc. (Midland) (TSX-V: MD) is pleased to announce the commencement of a major exploration program for nickel in Nunavik, following up on exploration work carried out from 2020 to 2022 during which new Ni-Cu-Co mineral occurrences were discovered.

Maximus Resources Ltd (ASX:MXR) has intersected shallow high-grade nickel in an aircore drilling program, along with copper and PGE mineralisation, at the new Misho Nickel Prospect, just 25 kilometres from BHP’s Nickel Concentrator in the world-class Kambalda district, Western Australia.

Galileo Mining has announced the discovery of a new sulphide zone at its Norseman project in WA. The miner recorded a thick sulphide zone open to the north and east of its Callisto prospect in Norseman, as well as its widest drill intersection to date with 72m of mineralisation.

Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZN) has identified three initial priority drill targets at its Miriam nickel sulphide and lithium project in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. The targets identified to date are interpreted as three large ultramafic lava paleo-channels or paleo-depressions that may be favourable traps for nickel sulphide accumulation.

Canada Nickel Chair & CEO Mark Selby joins Natalie Stoberman from the Proactive studios to discuss the company’s latest milestones at its Anglo American, Texmont and Reid Nickel projects. Canada Nickel Company is advancing the next generation of nickel-sulphide projects to deliver nickel required to feed the high growth electric vehicle and stainless steel markets.

Venture Minerals Limited (ASX:VMS, OTC:VTMLF) joint venture (JV) farm-in partner Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX:CHN, OTCQB:CGMLF) has discovered two new nickel-copper-platinum group elements (PGE) targets on the West Australian South West Project, as well as extending and defining previously identified targets.

Sprott Asset Management LP (Sprott) today announced the launch of the Sprott Nickel Miners ETF (Nasdaq: NIKL), the only1 U.S.-listed ETF focused on nickel mining companies that are providing a critical mineral necessary for the clean energy transition. The ETF is the most recent addition to Sprott’s suite of energy transition-focused ETFs.

Xander Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the second phase of its fully financed drill program at its Timmins Nickel Project (the Property) located in Timmins, Ontario.

Pricing
Chicanery on the London Metal Exchange aside, global nickel mining is in rude health. The latest data from International Nickel Study Group shows a massive 22% year on year jump in January for global nickel production despite registering a decline in output from the December total.

Merger/Acquisitions
Wyloo Metals, owned by Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest, offered on Tuesday to buy all the shares of Mincor Resources (MCR.AX) it does not already own, valuing the nickel developer at A$750 million ($504 million).

SKY GOLD CORP. (Sky or the Company) (TSX.V:SKYG)(OTC PINK:SRKZF) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Star Lake nickel-copper-cobalt-chrome-platinum group element property (the Property), situated approximately 60 kilometres west of the City of Thunder Bay, in northwestern Ontario.

Fathom Nickel (CSE:FNI) Inc revealed that it has strategically acquired the Watts Lake mineral claims in Saskatchewan following an agreement with SKRR Exploration Inc in a cash and share deal. The Calgary, Alberta-based exploration company, said Watts Lake consists of 24 mineral claims totalling 13,708 hectares that are entirely contiguous with Fathom’s Gochager Lake nickel property.

Vendor/ Supplier Related
NICKEL ore producer Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. (FNI) on Monday said that it had signed a new nickel supply deal with Chinese firm Baosteel Resources International Co. Ltd. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, the company said the deal covers an annual purchase agreement for 1.5 million wet metric tons (WMT) of nickel ore.

Contract/Orders
Steadright Critical Minerals is pleased to announce that it has signed an Agreement for the sale of its optioned B2 mineral claims in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean Region of Quebec, subject to shareholder approval, to Critical Foundation Metals Inc., which is a private Ontario company with plans to complete and file a non-offering prospectus in 2023

China’s GEM Co Ltd (002340.SZ), a battery and material recycler, has signed a joint venture agreement with SK On and ECOPRO Materials to set up a plant in South Korea to meet the conditions of the U.S.Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), it said on Friday.

News Stories
Production/Operations
Olaf Scholz, Germany’s chancellor, has been forced to intervene publicly to reject suggestions Deutsche Bank, the country’s biggest bank, could be the next lender to fail as world leaders sought to calm fears about the health of the financial sector in the face of a fresh sell-off in European share markets.

As auto manufacturers increasingly choose lithium-iron-phosphate batteries to power their electric vehicles, a phosphate project under development in Canada marks another step in building a U.S.-led battery metals industry to compete with China.

Over the last few years, a number of mining operations have begun to explore achieving carbon neutral in their operations. In addition to the usual strategies: switching from diesel and incorporating renewable energy, many are pursuing a strategy of aiming for Net Zero by employing mining tailings.

Costa Rica, a country where open pit mining is banned, has become a leader in the extraction of heavy metals such as lithium not from the Earth, but old batteries. The Fortech recycling factory which opened nearly three decades ago in Cartago about 27 kilometers from the capital San Jose, is referred to by its staff as an urban mine.

Indonesia has plans to expand its downstream industry policy, in which it focuses on processing its raw materials for higher added value, into the marine sector. Indonesia has set a goal to become a global maritime superpower by its centennial in 2045. The world’s largest archipelagic country is working towards that goal, among others, by developing the downstream marine industry.

From cutting costs and emissions to boosting health and safety, electrification of mining vehicles is the way forward. As a mining engineer by trade, Steve Durkin, founder of mining equipment manufacturer Safescape, had long been concerned about the use of diesel-operated light vehicles on mine sites.

Agrowing number of countries are calling to delay plans to strip-mine the seabed for metals to make electric car batteries as US defense giant Lockheed Martin, the biggest corporate player in deep sea mining, exits the nascent industry.

The head of Canada’s top mining association said Ottawa’s strategy to build an electric vehicle industry could fail if it doesn’t encourage miners through tax credits and other incentives to construct the mines needed to produce critical minerals that power EVs, such as nickel and lithium.

Shippers who ply the St. Lawrence Seaway view critical minerals for electric vehicle batteries as key to their future but it could be a while before the floodgates open on Canada’s largely untapped reserves.

Critical minerals are the basic ingredients for electric vehicles, solar panels, wind turbines, and many advanced climate mitigation technologies. They are also crucial for other technologies (e.g., cell phones) and for the defense sector (e.g., spacecraft power generation and radar missile defense).

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration on March 21 issued a news release sounding the alarm on the long-term viability of the clean energy transition. The organization said concerning new data demonstrates that the move to net-zero is slated to stall out in the next five years unless action is taken to meet critical mineral demands domestically in the U.S.

Vale’s new spinoff company, which will focus primarily on base metal operations like nickel and copper, will create new opportunities for cities like Sudbury, according to Ontario operations head Gord Gilpin.

Battery minerals major IGO is investigating the potential downstream processing of nickel to produce a cathode precursor product. Speaking at the Paydirt Battery Minerals conference, in Perth, IGO CFO Kath Bozanic said that the downstream processing option was in line with the company’s desire to be a vertically integrated business.

Talk of a weekend snowstorm about to hit Sudbury rings up pangs of jealousy from Kristan Straub. A weather forecast calling for 30 to 50 centimetres of fresh powder is cause for impending calamity in the ‘burbs of the GTA where the newly appointed CEO of Ring of Fire Metals now resides.

Cornwall has a long history of mining, with the first recorded commercial mines developed 2150BC when Bronze was the big new thing. Rich seams of Tin and Copper saw mining continue in the county almost continuously until the early 20th century.

St George Mining is continuing on its expansionary path, this week entering into a binding agreement to buy seven hard-rock lithium projects across WA.

It seems recent fieldwork at Caspin Resources Ltd (ASX:CPN)’s Yarawindah Brook Project has paid dividends, unveiling a new moving loop electromagnetic (MLEM) anomaly at the Serradella prospect in WA’s West Yilgarn region.

There seems to be a new form of gold rush taking place, and the beautiful landscape of Maine is in the crosshairs. Mining plans for Maine hit the news in the form of one couple that found a huge lithium deposit on their property (much like a modern-day Jed Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillies striking oil) and the Canadian prospector company sniffing around for nickel in Warren and Union.

South Korean battery material producer Posco Future M, previously known as Posco Chemical, is building a domestic nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA) cathode facility with a 30,000 t/yr production capacity. The firm will invest 392bn South Korean won ($299mn) to build the plant in the Yeongil Bay 4th general industrial complex in North Gyeongsang province’s Pohang city

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has extended the mine-life at its Savannah project, in Western Australia. Referencing a recently released life-of-mine update, Panoramic MD Victor Rajasooriar told delegates of Paydirt’s Battery Minerals conference, in Perth, that the project now had a minimum mine-life of 12 years.

For more than a year, we have chronicled a scarcity of nickel and lithium that seems likely to severely constrain the supply of electric vehicles this decade. This week we examine a ready supply of several battery metals that most people aren’t talking much about, embedded in nodules found on the seabed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Mining M&A: The biggest deals of recent years (Australian Resources & Investment)
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continue to increase in volume and value. While gold companies continue to make up a large proportion of mining M&As, the driving force of inorganic growth in recent years has been the pursuit of critical minerals.

Moho Resources has commenced a ground electromagnetic (EM) geophysical survey at the Dukes nickel prospect, part of its Silver Swan North project in WA. No historical drilling or EM surveys have been reported for the prospect, and the company says the survey could assist in identifying potential nickel sulphide targets within the Dukes ultramafic sequence.

Aqua Metals, a company specialising in sustainable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery recycling, has announced the successful recovery of high-purity nickel from lithium battery black mass, or shredded end-of-life batteries, using its proprietary Li AquaRefining process.

Chinese battery giant CATL plans to start this year the mass production and delivery of batteries based on a new materials technology, M3P, which will perform better and cost less than nickel and cobalt-based ones, its chairman said.

Countries worldwide are rapidly shifting from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EV) as part of their strategy for lowering carbon emissions. Indonesia, on its part, aspires to plant its feet on the global stage amid such a shift.

Pricing
The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped 4.68% from February to March. Meanwhile, the price of Nickel also fell significantly. Stainless Spot Pricing for Buyers U.S. cold rolled stainless steel import licenses remain depressed. Indeed, many importers appear apprehensive, as it remains too risky to bring in materials due to recessionary concerns.

Indonesian metal and mining firm PT Trimegah Bangun Persada is considering pricing its initial public offering at the top of a marketed price range, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, also known as Harita Nickel, is leaning toward pricing the shares at 1,250 rupiah apiece, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private.

Government/Regulatory
India is expected to take up at least three investigations for Fe-Mn (ferro manganese) crusts/nodules one each in the Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Sea; while one high-resolution seabed mapping programme will be mounted over the Lakshadweep Sea in search of polymetallic crusts and nodules.

The Biden administration moved closer to implementing a 20-year ban on mining in a South Dakota forest area due to its proximity to cultural and natural resources. In a joint announcement Friday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service said they would consider a 20-year withdrawal of 20,574 acres located in the Black Hills National Forest

As the climate crisis pushes more and more people to rethink their relationship with the environment, electric vehicles are becoming one of the main products consumers can purchase to make a positive change.

Argentina’s mining exports hit historic levels last year, the government said on Tuesday, powered by surging lithium income as the South American agricultural powerhouse targets profits from the metal key to meeting booming electric vehicle (EV) demand.

Global Energy Metals Corp (TSX-V:GEMC) (GEMC) has announced that its chief executive officer, Mitchell Smith, will moderate a panel discussion at the Government of Canada’s Critical Minerals Day, being held at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC.

Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Ukraine, home to approximately 500,000 tons of high-quality lithium and vast quantities of rare earth elements, was poised to be a key player in the global transition to green technology. But as Russia has seized territory in Ukraine’s east and south, the future of the country’s critical raw materials has been thrown into question.

Tom Hine, former General Counsel and head of enforcement at the London Metal Exchange, has joined Acuity Law as a consultant partner, the UK-based commercial law firm said in a release. Hine, who worked at the LME for 17 years, stepped down at the end of January to set up Cambitas, a consultancy specializing in exchanges and exchange-traded commodities.

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif has emphasized the importance of developing mineral commodities to increase the added value of commodities, strengthen industrial structures, and increase domestic business opportunities.

Investor Relations
M&A activity is heating up among miners looking to capitalise on the energy transition. But that growth, and falling commodity prices will come at a cost to dividends, particularly for BHP and Rio. BHP Group Ltd (BHP), Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG), Iluka Resources Ltd (ILU), Oz Minerals Ltd (OZL), Rio Tinto Ltd (RIO), Santos Ltd (STO), Worley Ltd (WOR), Woodside Energy Group Ltd (WDS)

Corcel PLC on Monday reported a slightly larger loss in the six months that ended December 31, as it looks to restructure its asset portfolio. Corcel is a London-based mining and mineral resource development company with interests in flexible energy storage and production.

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe wants the public to know about the risks that a foreign-owned, multi-billion dollar nickel mine in central Minnesota poses to region’s people, water, fish and Manoomin (wild rice).

Buyers of nickel on the London Metal Exchange nervous about receiving material that does not meet specification are rolling their positions forward by selling nearby contracts and buying longer-dated ones, traders said.

Nickel shot up on Friday after inventories in China tumbled, while some speculators took advantage of the metal’s recent low price and others scrambled to cover bearish positions. Three-month nickel on the London Metal Exchange gained 2.6% to $23,095 a tonne in official open outcry trading, after earlier climbing as much as 5.2%.

The London Metal Exchange (LME) said on Thursday it has no reason to believe any other LME-approved facility is affected by the “irregularities” found in nine nickel warrants last week at one LME-licensed warehouse.

A transformative Asian acquisition powered shares of Valeura Energy Inc Wednesday plus other big percentage movers on news from the small and micro cap space Valeura Energy closed up 14% at $2.78, while Vecima Networks (TSX:VCM) rose 4% to $21.89, Power Nickel finished 15% higher to $0.265, and Fathom Nickel (CSE:FNI) ended up 6% at $0.095.

Investment
Albemarle Corp said on Wednesday it would invest at least $1.3 billion in its new lithium hydroxide plant in Chester County, South Carolina, to help meet growing demand for batteries that power electric vehicles. Lithium prices have surged over the past year with automakers seeking fresh supplies of the battery metal as they build out fleets of all-electric vehicles.

Chinese battery minerals producer Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt said on Wednesday it had started trial production of lithium concentrates at its Arcadia mine in Zimbabwe. Huayou, one of the biggest cobalt producers in the world, acquired Arcadia from Australia-listed Prospect Resources and its Zimbabwean partners in a USD 422 million deal completed in 2022.

Exports/ Imports
GOVERNMENT has launched an ambitious plan to transform the mining sector into a US$12 billion export industry by the end of 2023. The plan was launched in October 2019 as a key pillar to sustainable economic growth, but this will represent a 275% jump from the US$3,2 billion realised through minerals exports in 2018.

Natalie Scott-Gray highlights Indonesia’s grand strategy to support its domestic refining industries, limiting the export of unprocessed raw materials most notably nickel and increasing the shipment of refined products which benefit local industry.

Taxation
Eastern Samar Governor Ben Evardone reiterated his call that host local government units should have a share of the excise tax collected from mining operations in Homonhon Island in Guiuan town. In a statement issued Wednesday, Evardone disclosed that the host local governments have yet to receive their share of the excise tax collected by the national government

Fund Raising/Grants
Saudi Arabia, the second largest oil producer in the world, has launched a mining fund that plans to invest up to $15bn of capital in overseas assets as the country works to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, offering lessons for Nigeria heavily depended on fossils despite abundant minerals.

General Interests
Leader of International Seabed Mining Agency Admonished by Diplomats

Environment/ Climate
As companies race to expand renewable energy and the batteries to store it, finding sufficient amounts of rare earth metals is no easy feat. That’s leading mining companies to take a closer look at a largely unexplored frontier the deep ocean seabed.

To get the U.S. off fossil fuels and avert catastrophic climate change, we need a quick transition to 100% clean energy, which will require dramatically scaling up the building of wind turbines, solar panels, and electric vehicles (EV) to power our economy over the next few decades.

Indonesia is set to be the largest supplier of nickel to the battery industry this decade, yet only a quarter of refiners operating in the country have water pollution monitoring systems in place, according to Benchmark’s Nickel ESG report.

Earnings/ Financial Results
PolyMet Mining Corp. (NYSE American: PLM) has filed its financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2022. During 2022 and Q1 2023, PolyMet: Entered into a joint venture agreement with Teck American Inc., a subsidiary of Teck Resources Limited, which closed Feb. 14, 2023.

Gama Explorations, a prominent global exploration firm, released their Q2 Management Update today, detailing the firm’s recent advancements and key performance indicators. The report disclosed that the company has made considerable progress in the quarter, with notable achievements across a variety of areas.

Event/Conference/Seminar
Things are looking bright for the Greater Sudbury area’s economy, according to the Conference Board of Canada’s latest outlook, which highlights their forecast for the balance of 2023. Expected persistence of demand for nickel to produce batteries for electric cars is fostering optimism in Sudbury, according to their report

Merger/Acquisitions
Palladium One Mining is making a move on the north shore of Lake Superior to scoop up some promising ground in northwestern Ontario. During the PDAC mining show earlier this month, the Toronto company announced a proposed merger and acquisition deal with MetalCorp that will enlarge its current 30,000 hectares of holdings near the Hemlo mine.

Studies/Surveys
The London Metal Exchange’s nickel contract is no longer fit for what the industry requires, according to Jeremy Weir, CEO of commodity trading giant Trafigura. Speaking at the Financial Times Commodities Global Summit, Weir says the current contract isn’t fit for purpose for the global nickel industry given the shift in demand from stainless steel to batteries for nickel.

The Metals Company (TMC) on Tuesday released the results of a lifecycle assessment of the environmental impacts of the company’s NORI-D Polymetallic Nodule Project carried out by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.

Legal Action
If you want to make batteries or cars, you might need nickel. If you buy some nickel from a nickel merchant, and she delivers it to you, and you open the box, and the box is full of rocks painted to look like nickel, you will be disappointed. You will not be able to make a battery or a car with a box of rocks.

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has discovered that some of its registered nickel is missing.

Trafigura Group, one of the world’s biggest metals traders, was among the companies that received bags of stones from a London Metal Exchange warehouse instead of the nickel briquettes they had paid for. The amounts of money involved are small, but the issue presents a fresh headache as the company wades through the fallout of a massive alleged fraud

New Products/Services
Cambrian College’s Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Lab and Indigenous students both got a shot in the arm from Glencore Canada Corp. Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations with a $350,000 donation.

Vendor/ Supplier Related
Greg Pitt, Vice President Battery Materials Growth, Worley, outlines how, to keep the energy transition on track, battery supply chain production needs to be expanded in new and creative ways. Although demand trajectories vary, experts agree that the energy transition will be hindered by a structural shortage of critical minerals particularly lithium, graphite, nickel, copper and cobalt

South Korea will be able to source 20,000 tons of lithium hydroxide from domestically recycled electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2045 as EV purchases will increase, an outlook that calls for strategic efforts to promote the emerging industry given supply chain instability, a report showed Thursday.

Research & Development
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi) have claimed a breakthrough in producing metal oxide layers for use in advanced architecture silicon solar cells using a cost-effective method.

Human Resources/ Employees Related
In today;s top stories, European EV sales rose by 12% last month, due to an easing of semiconductor shortages. Elsewhere, the London Metal Exchange found stones where it was expecting nickel associated with contracts owned by JPMorgan.

Editorial
Studies/Surveys
Last week, The Leader pointed out in its editorial the high grocery store prices and the response from the big three grocery store chains. Record high food inflation, which stands at 11 per cent from last year, is causing families large and small to re-examine their budgets to cope with prices.

Opinion/Feature/Trends
Press Release
New Products/Services
FPX Nickel Corp. (TSXV: FPX) (OTCQB: FPOCF) (” FPX ” or the ” Company “) is pleased to announce that it has been included in the newly launched Sprott Asset Management LP Nickel Miners ETF (” NIKL “), a U.S.-listed ETF focused on nickel companies that are providing a critical mineral necessary for the clean energy transition.

Production/Operations
Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SSW and NYSE: SBSW) wishes to advise stakeholders that, following a request for emergency financial support, the Board of Sibanye-Stillwater has approved financial support of up to A$30 million for New Century Resources Limited (New Century), subject to certain conditions.

Fortune Minerals Provides Corporate Update (FORTUNE MINERALS LIMITED)
Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQB: FTMDF) (Fortune or the Company) (www.fortuneminerals.com) is pleased to provide an update of current activities toward development of the NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper critical minerals project (NICO Project) in Canada.

Octava Minerals Limited (ASX:OCT) (Octava or the Company), a Western Australia focused explorer of the green energy metals Lithium, PGM and Nickel, is pleased to announce that step out drilling at Panton by Future Metals NL on ground that adjoins the FME /Octava joint venture has returned high grade PGM mineralisation beyond the existing 6.9Moz PdEq FME Minerals Resource Estimate.

Global Energy Metals Corporation (TSXV:GEMC) (OTC:GBLEF) (FSE:5GE1) (Global Energy Metals, the Company and/or GEMC), a company involved in the investment exposure to the battery metals supply chain, is pleased to provide a key update from its Millennium copper-cobalt-gold (Cu-Co-Au) project (Millennium and/or the Project) located in Queensland, Australia.

GREAT ATLANTIC ESOURCES CORP. (TSXV:GR) (the Company or Great Atlantic) is pleased to announce it has received analytical results for soil samples collected during 2022 at its Keymet Precious Metal – Base Metal Property, located in northeast New Brunswick.

Silver Elephant Mining Corp. (TSX: ELEF) (OTCQX: SILEF) (FSE:1P2) (Silver Elephant or the Company) announces that, further to its news release dated February 22, 2023, Another rail shipment totaling 2,937 tonnes of coal has departed for China from its Ulaan Ovoo mine in Mongolia.

Mining Journal Select (MJS) is set to return to London on March 27-28 at 8 Northumberland Avenue after a three-year hiatus. The event is expected to be bigger than ever, with more qualified mining projects than have appeared before, having successfully passed through the Mining Journal Intelligence (MJI) 24-point assessment system.

Aranjin Resources Ltd. provides a shareholder update on its Mongolian projects. The Company had a relatively quiet fourth quarter in 2022 as it considered plans for an active drilling campaign in 2023 and it has been speaking to existing shareholders and strategic investors concerning potential capital solutions for the upcoming year.

Listen to ASX-listed Dynamic Metals Managing Director Karen Wellman talk to Matt Birney on the Bulls N Bears Report about Dynamic’s new nickel discovery that might have actually shown a continuous 30m mineralised drill hit if it were not for a 3m section that did not return any ore at all due to technical issues.

Giga Metals Corp. GIGA HNCKF – Giga Metals has partnered with Mitsubishi Corp to develop a giant nickel and cobalt deposit. Mitsubishi chose Giga Metals after evaluating 26 nickel projects, and has the capability to build the mine, which is estimated to cost $1.5-$2 billion.

The mining company Eurobattery Minerals AB (Nordic Growth Market: BAT and Borse Stuttgart: EBM; in short: EBM, Eurobattery or the Company), is pleased to announce that FinnCobalt Oy together with AFRY Finland Oy has completed the Hautalampi mining project pre-feasibility study. Eurobattery Minerals owns 40% of the FinnCobalt Oy and Hautalampi project.

Investor Relations
Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQB: FTMDF) (Fortune or the Company) (www.fortuneminerals.com) announces that the filing of its audited annual financial statements, management discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2022, the related certifying officer certificates, and the Company;s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2022

SLAM Exploration Ltd. (SLAM or the Company on TSXV: SXL) announces that it holds NSR royalties on 8 projects in the mining provinces of New Brunswick and Ontario. These include the Goodwin cobalt-nickel-copper project, the Nash Creek, Superjack, Coulee and Wedge VMS copper-lead-zinc volcanogenic massive sulphide projects and the Ferguson Brook

Nickel 28 Capital Corp. today issued the following statement in response to a shareholder’s renewed effort to build a significant position at the expense of other shareholders interests through a significantly undervalued mini-tender offer.

Silver Elephant Mining (ELEF) has closed the first tranche of its private placement for gross proceeds of $675,000. The company issued 1,500,000 units in the first tranche. Each unit consists of one common share and one share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional share at $0.55 per share for 3 years.

Vendor/ Supplier Related
Electric car makers want to buy mines. Good luck with that China is way ahead on the supply lockup game

Earnings/ Financial Results
Karora Resources Inc. (TSX: KRR) (Karora or the Company) today announced unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter (Q4 2022) and full-year (2022) 2022. All dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted.

PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX: POM) (NYSE American: PLM) (PolyMet or the company), today reports it has filed its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022 and provides a first quarter 2023 business update.

Research & Development
A mining technology pioneered by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin could reduce the amount of energy needed to access critical minerals vital for modern energy technologies and capture greenhouse gases along the way.

Management Change
Lundin Mining Corporation (Lundin Mining or the Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Olivia Recart to the Company’s Board of Directors (the Board) effective today. We are excited to welcome Maria Olivia Recart to the Lundin Mining team and Board, commented Adam Lundin, Chair of Lundin Mining’s Board of Directors.

Churchill Resources Inc. (Churchill or the Company) (TSXV: CRI) announces that Kevin Tomlinson has resigned from the board of directors of the Company. Mr. Tomlinson was first appointed to the board of the Company’s predecessor company Churchill Diamond Corporation in 2014 and played an integral role in the Company’s going public transaction in 2021.

Video
Production/Operations
Mark Selby, chairman and CEO of Canada Nickel Company, talks to Mining Journal about the junior miner’s Crawford nickel-cobalt sulphide discovery and what investors can expect to see in the coming months.

Blogs and Forums
Investor Relations
If you are worried about another round of money printing by the world’s central banks later this year, to prevent our debt-laden economy from entering a serious recession, why not purchase some platinum/palladium exposure? Both platinum and palladium are forecast to be in supply deficits in 2023 by industry organizations.

All eyes could be on the BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) share price over the coming months as whispers about potential acquisitions, divestments, and takeover battles swirl. There’s speculation the iron ore giant might go up against Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX: FMG)’s boss Andrew Twiggy Forrest for neighbouring nickel miner Mincor Resources NL (ASX: MCR).

ASX mining share Mincor Resources NL (ASX: MCR) is soaring ahead today amid a takeover offer. Mincor shares are exploding 42% and are currently fetching $1.478. For perspective, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) benchmark is lifting 1.3% today.

It has been a great day for the Panoramic Resources Ltd (ASX: PAN) share price. In afternoon trade, the ASX nickel share is up 15% to 15.5 cents. Investors have been scrambling to buy its shares after it was the subject of a bullish broker note.

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At PDAC 2023, Sabine Hawa, Investor Relations of Quebec Nickel Corp. (CSE: QNI; FSE: 7lB; OTCQB: QNICF), sat down with us to provide a company overview, and explain why Quebec is a mining-friendly jurisdiction for the company’s project.

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We are living in a time of a mineral impasse. Crucial green technologies, including solar panels, wind turbines and electric-vehicle batteries, require increasing amounts of metals, such as lithium, copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese and rare-earth elements.

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Brixton Metals Corporation (TSX-V: BBB, OTCQB: BBBXF) (the ‘Company’ or ‘Brixton’) is pleased to announce final drill results from the 2022 drill campaign at its wholly owned Langis Project. The project is located in the Cobalt Camp of Ontario, about 500km north from Toronto.

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To attest the effectiveness of nickel complexes as anticancer drug candidates with minimum side effects, the present investigation describes the facile synthesis and anticancer activities of nickel(II) complexes enriched with three derivatives of carbazolone-based benzhydrazone ligands(L) having a [Ni(L)2] composition.

In this review we have gathered different synthetic routes of pseudo-halide bridged dinuclear nickel(II) complexes with several ethylene diamine based salicylaldimine Schiff base blocking ligands hving N,O-donor sites. Their structures and magnetic properties have also been discussed in detail.

The development of single atom catalysts (SACs) for CO2 electroreduction in acidic electrolyte can greatly improve the CO2 utilization efficiency but remains challenging. We report a carbon-embedded atomic nickel catalyst prepared from carbon black, porphyrin and nickel(II) salts.

An expeditious and novel nickel-catalyzed selective arylhydroxylation of unactivated alkenes with arylboronic acids was developed. This protocol is compatible with β,γ- and γ,δ-alkene amides, including traditionally challenging internal alkenes, to provide important β-arylethylalcohol scaffolds.

Nickel phosphides (NixPy) are a class of materials that are made out of earth abundant elements and have shown relatively high hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) activity. Here, we perform first-principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations to systematically investigate the stoichiometric

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Beijing, March 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Univ Tianjin and North China Electric Power Test Research Institute of China Datang Corporation Science and Tech Rese’s patent application for conductive nickel interpenetrating network type epoxy zinc-rich anticorrosive paint and preparation method thereof. The invention was developed by Jiang Yong, Jin Xuliang, Zhang Hui, Zhang Haiping, Zhang Li, Zhu Jingxu, Shao Yuanyuan, Yuan Bin, Yin Aiming and Nie Jinfeng.

Beijing, March 25 — Univ Zaozhuang has sought patent for organic tetragonal-phase thiourea nickel chloride compound and single crystal preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Wang Kunpeng, Zhang Jianxiu, Liu Yong, Xu Benyan, Cao Longyu, Wang Xuejiao, Chen Hongbin and Cui Qilin.

Beijing, March 25 — Univ Taiyuan Technology has submitted a patent application for hydrogenation tackifying nickel ionic liquid catalyst, and preparation method, application and application method thereof. This invention was developed by Liu Shoujun, Yang Song, Zhang Zhicong, Liu Junjie, Du Wenguang and Peng Yin.

Beijing, March 25 — Univ Xi’an Jiaotong has submitted a patent application for nickel-silicon catalyst suitable for methane dry reforming and preparation method thereof. Wei Jinjia and Zhang He developed the invention.

Beijing, March 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Anhui Zhiyuan Env Engineering’s patent application for treatment method of chemical nickel plating wastewater. This invention was developed by Ding Xijun, Chen Jian, Wang Hai’En and Wang Zhen.

Beijing, March 25 — Univ Henan has applied for Chinese patent for oil-soluble nickel nanoparticles, in-situ synthesis method thereof in vegetable oil and application of oil-soluble nickel nanoparticles as anti-wear additive for vegetable oil. Yang Guangbin, Zhang Shengmao, Zhang Yujuan, Song Ningning, Gao Chuanping, Zhang Pingyu and Xu Wenya developed it.

Beijing, March 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Univ Jinan’s patent application for preparation method of paper-based nickel nanotube-graphene doped bismuth sulfide nanorod. This invention was developed by Chen Yuanyuan, Liang Bing, Yin Wenjing, Li Li, Tan Xiaoran and Yu Jinghua.

Beijing, March 25 — Univ Jiangsu has applied for Chinese patent for transition metal doped nickel molybdate catalyst as well as preparation method and application thereof. Jiang Wei, An Xin, Zhu Dong’Ao, Li Hongping, Zhu Wenshuai and Li Huaming developed it.

Beijing, March 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Jingmen Green Eco Manufacture New Material’s patent application for core-shell gradient ternary precursor and preparation method and application thereof. This invention was developed by Xu Kaihua, Yue Xianjin, Zhang Kun, Hua Wenchao, Li Cong, Yang Xing, Lyu Hao, Yuan Wenfang, Jia Dongming, Xue Xiaofei, Li Xueqian, Fan Liangjiao, Xiang Xing, Zhu Xiaoshuai, Shi Jiamin, Gong Zhengjie and Yin Daodao.

Beijing, March 25 — Univ South China Tech has applied for Chinese patent for anti-ultraviolet super-amphiphobic transparent film as well as preparation method and application thereof. Jiang Qi and Chen Menglong developed it.

Beijing, March 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Changsha Saneway Electronic Mat’s patent application for preparation method of heat sink composite material with high thermal conductivity and high strength. This invention was developed by Chen Yuhui, Zhou Jun and Yao Huan.

Beijing, March 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Beijing Univ of Science and Technology, Beijing Academy of Science and Tech and Beijing Aerospace Yisen Wind Tunnel Engineering Tech’s patent application for environment-friendly explosion-resistant material for rapidly and efficiently inhibiting hydrogen explosion. Zhao Huanjuan, Liu Jing, Wang Jingjing, Wang Lexi, Liu Keqing, Zhou Xuanchi, Zhou Yining, Zhang Yinghua, Huang Zhi’An, Bai Zhiming, Gao Yukun, Wang Hui, Zhou Zhengqing and Liu Jia developed the invention.

Beijing, March 25 — Wuchang Shipbuilding Ind Group has filed a patent application for iron white copper pipe welding process and welding auxiliary tool. This invention was developed by Dai Nengwu, Yu Wei, Sun Wei, Cai Min, Xu Peng, Li Yangqing, Zhou Qi, Meng Jianping, Wei Qiwei, Zhang Zhen, Xu Anwen, Liu Taishan, Cai Zhizhuan and Huang Jiangnan.

Beijing, March 25 — Jiangxi Guangyuan Chemical and Henan Nanzhao Xinguangyuan Mat have filed a patent application for superfine ground calcium carbonate and preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Zhang Xiaoming, Xiao Yuxiu, Zhou Feng, Deng Xin and Lin Min.

Beijing, March 25 — Univ Shaanxi Normal has filed a patent application for method for synthesizing arylamine. This invention was developed by Xue Dong, Song Geyang, Nong Dingzhan, Li Qi, Li Gang, Lee Kyung-Sung and Li Fei.

Beijing, March 25 — Ocean Univ China has filed a patent application for novel zinc ferrite and nickel doped zinc-indium-sulfur heterojunction photoelectrocatalytic anode material and preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Cao Lixin, Ren Junwei, Yao Xinpeng, Dong Bohua, Guo Hao, Hao Zhichao, Zhou Zhi, Liao Wei, Shi Zhijun, Zhang Canhui, Xia Shuimiao, Zhang Yuchen, Gou Jianglin, Li Ben and Ding Baohua.

Munich, March 25 — Panasonic IP Man has sought patent for nonaqueous magnesium battery. This invention was developed by Oto Takashi and Fujimoto Masahisa.

Beijing, March 25 — Tianjin Wodon Wear Resistant Mat and Jiangsu Wodun Wear Resistant New Mat have submitted a patent application for nickel-based alloy flux-cored wire and preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Guo Na, Zhao Youheng and An Jing.

Beijing, March 24 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published BOE Technology Group’s patent application for light-emitting substrate and display device. The invention was developed by Liu Song, Li Zhengliang, Zhao Kun, Li Feifei and Qi Qi.

Alexandria, March 24 — Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Tech has obtained a patent for display panel, manufacturing method thereof and display device. This invention was developed by Mei Xueru and Lu Macai.

Alexandria, March 24 — Alfred E Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the Univ of Southern California has been granted a patent for metal oxide nanostructured surfaces. Tyvoll David Alvin, Chen Nan, Menon Bharat Kumar, Grandin Heather Michelle and Blanco Cesar Escobar developed the invention.

Alexandria, March 24 — Saint Gobain Glass France has been awarded a patent for coloured glazing and method for obtaining same. This invention was developed by Magdenko-Savourey Liubov.

Beijing, March 23 — Sumitomo Electric Industries has submitted a patent application for porous body and fuel cell comprising same. Kanda Ryoko, Majima Masatoshi, Ogawa Mitsuyasu, Okuno Kazuki, Numata Koma and Noda Yohei developed the invention.

Beijing, March 23 — CHN Energy Invest Group and Nat Inst Clean & Low Carbon Energy have applied for Chinese patent for treatment method of waste FCC (fluid catalytic cracking) catalyst. Liu Zilin, Lin Dehai, He Faquan, Wang Baodong, Ma Shaodan, Cao Zixiong, Zhang Longhui and Liu Wei developed it.

Seoul, March 23 — Korean Intellectual Property Office has received IUCF HYU’s patent application for method for preparing ethers from furan-based compounds using nickel phosphide catalysts. Suh Young Woong and Shin Mi developed the invention.

Beijing, March 23 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Univ Nankai’s patent application for preparation method of uniformly dispersed nickel oxide quantum dots. The invention was developed by Li Yuelong and Jiao Sumin.

Seoul, March 23 — LG Chemical has submitted a patent application for manufacturing methode of tungsten-doped nickelii oxide nanoparticles. This invention was developed by Byun Wonbae and Oh Myounghwan.

Beijing, March 23 — Sumitomo Electric Industries has sought patent for cubic boron nitride sintered body. This invention was developed by Ishii Akito and Okamura Katsumi.

Beijing, March 23 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Clariant Catalysts Japan KK’s patent application for CO2 and O2 removal agents. Kim Hyun-Joong and Yamada Kazuhiro developed the invention.

Beijing, March 23 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Shenzhen Badatong Circuit Tech’s patent application for selective composite gold plating substrate and manufacturing process thereof. Zhang Zhiqiang, Zhao Jun and Wang Dongfu developed the invention.

Seoul, March 23 — BASF SE has submitted a patent application for process for precipitating a carbonate or (oxy)hydroxide. Riemann Christian, Beierling Thorsten and Rauls Matthias developed the invention.

Beijing, March 22 — Univ Hebei Technology has submitted a patent application for iron-nickel co-doped smco4b-based permanent magnet ribbon and preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Sun Jibing and Wang Shu.

Beijing, March 22 — Jiangsu Delong Nickel Ind has submitted a patent application for nickel ore drying device for steel production. Dai Li, Xu Xiaorong, Wu Xiaodong and Miao Jianjun developed the invention.

Beijing, March 22 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published China Enfi Eng’s patent application for method for recovering copper, zinc and nickel from electroplating sludge. The invention was developed by Kuwasono, Du Guoshan, Qiu Shuang, Zheng Mingzhen and Cui Hongzhi.

Beijing, March 22 — Zijin Copper Ind has sought patent for process suitable for refining and impurity removal of low-calcium-magnesium crude nickel sulfate. This invention was developed by Qiu Jiansen, Lin Guobiao, Lin Fan, Liao Yuanhang, Wu Kaixing, Lyu Weiqiang, Lan Jiandan, Zhong Linyan and Cao Xiuwen.

Beijing, March 22 — Yangzhou Polytechnic Inst has applied for Chinese patent for foamed nickel oxide electrode material and preparation method and application thereof. Wang Fang, Huang Deqi, Xu Jiaqi, Du Bin and Zhong Aimin developed it.

Taipei, March 22 — Ishihara Chemical has submitted a patent application for nickel colloidal catalyst solution for electroless nickel or nickel alloy plating, method for electroless nickel or nickel alloy plating, and method for manufacturing nickel plated or nickel alloy substrate. This invention was developed by Tanaka Koji and Satoh Issei.

Taipei, March 22 — Atotech Deutschland has submitted a patent application for passivation composition and method for depositing a chromium-comprising passivation layer on a zinc or zinc-nickel coated substrate. This invention was developed by Bedrnik Lukas, Hahn Sebastian and Kruger Katrin.

Beijing, March 22 — Univ Qilu Technology has submitted a patent application for metal-based catalyst cathode for li-CO2 battery as well as preparation and application of metal-based catalyst cathode. Ji Yue, Liu Weiliang, Yao Jinshui, Cai Xiaoxia, Ren Manman, Wu Yue, Zhang Jihui, Yang Wenke and Zhang Changbin developed the invention.

Beijing, March 22 — Univ Qilu Technology has submitted a patent application for metal-based catalyst cathode for li-CO2 battery as well as preparation and application of metal-based catalyst cathode. Ji Yue, Liu Weiliang, Yao Jinshui, Cai Xiaoxia, Ren Manman, Wu Yue, Zhang Jihui, Yang Wenke and Zhang Changbin developed the invention.

Beijing, March 22 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Univ National Dong HWA and Shanghai Jinyuyuan Clean Electric Tech’s patent application for manganese-based ternary integrated difunctional oxygen electrode and preparation method and application thereof. The invention was developed by Qiao Jinli, Yin Zhengyu, Xu Nengneng, Xue Huaibin, He Rui, Ye Xiaoxiao, Liu Jiaxi and Wang Yue.

Beijing, March 22 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Univ National Dong HWA and Shanghai Jinyuyuan Clean Electric Tech’s patent application for manganese-based ternary integrated difunctional oxygen electrode and preparation method and application thereof. The invention was developed by Qiao Jinli, Yin Zhengyu, Xu Nengneng, Xue Huaibin, He Rui, Ye Xiaoxiao, Liu Jiaxi and Wang Yue.

Beijing, March 22 — Univ Hebei Technology has submitted a patent application for iron-nickel co-doped smco4b-based permanent magnet ribbon and preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Sun Jibing and Wang Shu.

Beijing, March 22 — Zijin Copper Ind has sought patent for process suitable for refining and impurity removal of low-calcium-magnesium crude nickel sulfate. This invention was developed by Qiu Jiansen, Lin Guobiao, Lin Fan, Liao Yuanhang, Wu Kaixing, Lyu Weiqiang, Lan Jiandan, Zhong Linyan and Cao Xiuwen.

Beijing, March 22 — Taishan Hongyi Precision Tech has filed a patent application for hub electroplating processing treatment process. This invention was developed by Chen Jianhong.

Beijing, March 22 — Jiangxi Guangteng Micro Nano Mat has submitted a patent application for preparation method of aluminum foil ionic reaction multilayer structure film. This invention was developed by Lin Tengguang and Lyu Qingshui.

Beijing, March 22 — Fujian Minfa Aluminium has applied for Chinese patent for treatment method of nickel-containing wastewater in aluminum alloy profile production. Huang Changyuan and Ye Xifa developed it.

Beijing, March 22 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Univ Tianjin Polytechnic’s patent application for transition metal-based heterostructure oxygen evolution catalyst as well as preparation method and application thereof. This invention was developed by Song Shidong, Fu Yue, Yin Fangfang, Zhao Ningbo, Liu Yanan, Ren Jiahao and Ma Junjie.

Beijing, March 22 — Inner Mongolia Erdos Electric Power Metallurgy Group and Ordos Xijin Mining and Metallurgy have applied for Chinese patent for preparation method of perovskite battery. He Jingjing, Niu Qiang and Zhao Changsen developed it.

Beijing, March 21 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Lanzhou Inst Chemical Physics, CAS’s patent application for nickel-lanthanum oxide catalyst for methane dry reforming and preparation method thereof. The invention was developed by Zhao Huahua, Chou Lingjun, Song Huanling, Zhao Jun, Yang Jian and Yan Liang.

Alexandria, March 21 — Western Digital Tech has applied for United States patent for nickel-boron coatings for housings and enclosures. Sundararajan Muralidharan and Devarajan Mutharasu developed it.

Beijing, March 21 — Univ Shandong Science & Tech has applied for Chinese patent for magnesium-based hydrogen storage material based on co-doping of molecular sieve and metallic nickel and preparation method of magnesium-based hydrogen storage material. Yu Hao, Fu Yuanyi, Gao Meng, Fu Min, Han Zongying, Xue Jianliang, Wang Kunhua, Guan Meili, Ning Liangmin and Yang Yanru developed it.

Alexandria, March 21 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released Guangdong Univ of Technology’s patent application for nickel-based mof film photocatalyst grown in-situ on foamed nickel surface, preparation method therefor and application thereof. This invention was developed by Liu Hongli, Ding Xin, an Taicheng, Li Guiying and Zhao Huijun.

Beijing, March 21 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Univ Zhengzhou and Zhengzhou Univ Jiyuan Research Institute’s patent application for mesoporous molecular sieve HMS loaded platinum-nickel element catalyst. Zhang Yadong, Yan Dongdong, Feng Junbo, Miao Zhen, Yang Yufei and Li Shuo developed the invention.

Beijing, March 21 — Jingmen Green Eco Manufacture New Material has filed a patent application for method for treating toc in nickel, cobalt or manganese finished product solution. This invention was developed by Xu Kaihua, Liu Lian, Peng Yaguang, Hu Yi and Xiao Tingting.

Alexandria, March 21 — Svolt Energy Tech has sought patent for lithium nickel manganese oxide composite material, preparation method thereof and lithium ion battery. This invention was developed by Ma Jiali, Yang Hongxin, Jiang Weijun, Qiao Qiqi, Sun Mingzhu, Xu Xinpei, Shi Zetao, Wang Pengfei and Chen Sixian.

Beijing, March 21 — Henan Younite Chemical New Mat has sought patent for metal framework catalyst as well as preparation method and application thereof. This invention was developed by Zheng Tiancheng, Zou Liansheng, Hai Wei, Ning Chongke, Wang Zihao, Li Chenyang, Yang Huqun and Song Siyu.

Beijing, March 21 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Huaian Zhongshun Environmental Protection Tech’s patent application for high-throughput preparation method of copper-nickel alloy nanoparticles. The invention was developed by Wang Baodui, Liu Dabiao, Meng Genping, Hao Tianzhi and Hai Jun.

Alexandria, March 21 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published Contemporary Amperex Tech Co’s patent application for high-nickel positive electrode active material, preparation method thereof and lithium-ion battery, battery module, battery pack and power consuming device comprising same. The invention was developed by Wu Qi, Chen Qiang, Fan Jingpeng, Huang Tao and Huang Qisen.

Alexandria, March 21 — Samsung SDI has submitted a patent application for cathode active material for lithium secondary battery, method of preparing the same, and lithium secondary battery including cathode including the same. This invention was developed by Lee Dookyun, Kang Byungwuk, Kim Sungsoo, Kim Saehwan, Kim Soohyeon, You Yongchan, Lee Jangwook, Cha Minah and Choi Seungyeon.

Beijing, March 21 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Linyi Iron and Steel Invest Group Stainless Steel’s patent application for tin heat preservation device for high-temperature liquid nickel. The invention was developed by Yin Xiaoning, Bai Xuekai and Deng Yanchen.

Alexandria, March 21 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has received LG Energy Solution’s patent application for method for reusing active material using positive electrode scrap. Kim Min-Seo, Park Se-Ho and Yang Doo-Kyung developed the invention.

Beijing, March 21 — Shenzhen Dongfang Xinyuan New Energy has sought patent for power battery pack temperature control system adopting heat pump and electric automobile. This invention was developed by Yang Qiuhong.

Beijing, March 21 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Univ Central South’s patent application for rapid recovery device and recovery method for nickel and cobalt elements in ternary battery material. Zhang Jiafeng, Zou Jingtian, Li Pengfei, Peng Dezhao, Hu Wenyang, Lu Xinyu and Wang Xiaowei developed the invention.

Beijing, March 21 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Jiangsu Vocational College of Electronics & Information and Huaian Fuyuan Intelligent Tech’s patent application for preparation method of hot mold pressing mold based on nano material modification. Sheng Dinggao, Yin Hongmei and Lyu Li developed the invention.

Beijing, March 21 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Univ Shandong Jianzhu’s patent application for method for preparing turbocharging blade of hydrogen energy engine through ultrasonic peening and 3D printing. Xu Shubo, Xue Xianmeng, Zhao Chenhao, Zhang Sen, Zhang Weihai, Ma Xiquan, Hu Xinzhi, Jing Pengfei, Huang Lili and Pan Yuefei developed the invention.

Beijing, March 21 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Wuxi Jinyi Liansheng Machinery Tech’s patent application for nickel-based alloy welding seam point-like defect control method. Huang Ren developed the invention.

Alexandria, March 21 — Kawasaki Jukogyo KK has submitted a patent application for cylinder cover and method of improving corrosion resistance thereof. Kubo Daichi, Sakane Yuto, Ueno Tomohiro, Morihashi Ryo, Iwasaki Hayato, Kamei Yuji, Kurokawa Hideaki, Sakai Yoshishige and Imai Takayuki developed the invention.

Alexandria, March 21 — Curium US has submitted a patent application for purification process for the preparation of non-carrier added copper-64. Pipes David, Radford Lauren, Uhland William, Regna Brian and Brunkhorst Craig developed the invention.

Beijing, March 21 — Univ Liaoning has applied for Chinese patent for TiO2/Er3 +: yalo3/nife2o4 composite photocatalyst enhanced hydrodynamic cavitation for degrading antibiotics. Fang Dawei, Yi Ludong, Wang Jun, Zhang Chaohong and Jin Taiyu developed it.

Beijing, March 21 — Univ Shaoxing has filed a patent application for synthetic method of magnetic carbon sphere adsorbent. This invention was developed by Xu Xinhe, Tao Feifei, Sun Beibei, Liang Pengfei, Xu Jingjing and Wang Wei.

Alexandria, March 21 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released Heraeus Deutschland’s patent application for method for the production of a collector alloy comprising precious metal or of pure silver. This invention was developed by Rohlich Christoph, Bauer-Siebenlist Bernhard, Winkler Holger, Friedrich Karl Bernhard and Vieten (Nee Michaelis) Diana Caroline.

Beijing, March 21 — Univ Nankai has submitted a patent application for method for preparing synthesis gas by catalytic reforming of carbon dioxide. This invention was developed by Liu Lina, Dai Jing, Zhang Zhikun and Yu Hongbing.

Alexandria, March 21 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released Ineos Tech’s patent application for electrode assembly and electrolyser. This invention was developed by Hogarth Martin Philip, Mawdsley Laura Elizabeth and Neodo Stefano.

Beijing, March 21 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Fuan Qingmei Energy Mat’s patent application for aging method for directionally increasing specific surface area of nickel-cobalt-manganese ternary precursor. This invention was developed by Xu Kaihua, Tang Zhou, Bai Liang, Wang Wenping, Zhou Yu and Meng Xueting.

Beijing, March 21 — Univ Dalian Maritime has submitted a patent application for preparation method and application of NiFe2O4-MCS composite microwave catalyst. Yan Zhiyu, Tan Yanyan, Ma Chaoyue, Zhang Xinru and Sun Bing developed the invention.

Alexandria, March 21 — LG Energy Solution has applied for United States patent for positive electrode active material, method for producing the same and positive electrode and lithium secondary battery comprising the same. Hwang Jin Tae, Jung Wang Mo, Jo Chi Ho, Yoo Tae Gu, Jung Hae Jung, Heo Jong Wook and Cho Hyeon Jin developed it.

Beijing, March 21 — Univ Xian Technological has submitted a patent application for method for improving high-temperature strength of inconel 718 laser deposition layer. This invention was developed by Huang Liang, Cao Yan, Liang Yanfeng, Zhao Haiyue, He Zibo, Zhao Ruochen, Cai Keping and Gu Xiwei.

Beijing, March 20 — Shenzhen Haiyida Polymer Tech has applied for Chinese patent for nickel-titanium alloy wire, preparation method thereof and stent. Jiang Zhigang developed it.

Beijing, March 20 — VDM Metals Int has applied for Chinese patent for nickel-chromium-iron-aluminum alloy with good machinability, creep property and corrosion resistance and application of nickel-chromium-iron-aluminum alloy. Hattendorf Heike and Nowak Bernhard developed it.

Munich, March 20 — TE Connectivity Germany has applied for European patent for electric contact having a multilayered coating structure. Schmidt Helge, Buresch Isabell, Crandall Erika and Borhauer Claus Clemens developed it.