April 23 to 29

Nickel Asia Corp (NIKL.PS), the Philippines’ biggest nickel ore producer, expects to bring two more mines into production in three years and will assess the feasibility of building another processing plant, its chief executive said on Monday.
FPX Nickel Corp. (TSX-V: FPX, OTCQB: FPOCF) (FPX or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the activities of CO2 Lock Corp. (CO2 Lock), its majority-owned subsidiary focused on establishing standalone operations for the permanent storage of carbon dioxide in brucite-rich serpentinized peridotite (BRSP) host rock.
Horizonte Minerals Plc (AIM/TSX: HZM) (Horizonte or the Company) reports that it is continuing to make good progress on the construction of its 100%-owned Araguaia Nickel Project Line 1 (Araguaia or the Project) in Brazil, which remains on-budget and on-schedule to commence production in Q1 2024.
Conico Limited has revealed a 146 per cent mineral resource jump at its Mt Thirsty nickel-cobalt project near Norseman, surging to 66.2 million tonnes inferred and indicated at 0.06 per cent cobalt, 0.43 per cent and 0.45 per cent manganese.
Green River Gold Corp. (CSE: CCR) (OTC Pink: CCRRF) (the Company or Green River) is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling on its 100%-owned Quesnel Nickel Project, located 40 kilometers by road, from Quesnel, British Columbia, in the prolific Cariboo Mining District in south central British Columbia Canada.
SPC Nickel (TSXV: SPC) has announced new assay results from its phase 1 drilling campaign, West Graham project, located in the world-class nickel-copper mining district of Sudbury, Ont. The West Graham is made up of the West Graham and Crean Hill 3 properties.
Tartisan Nickel Corp. is pleased to announce that the Company has closed the grant to Electric Royalties Ltd. (“ELEC or Electric Royalties”), a 0.5% gross revenue royalty (“GRR”) on six (6) mining patents located on the wholly-owned Kenbridge Nickel Project, Kenora Mining District, Ontario, Canada.
Current market darling Western Mines Group has continued a strong recent share price run after completing 400m of drilling at hole MTD026 at its Mulga Tank nickel-copper-platinum group element project, 150km north-east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.
NickelSearch has embarked on another round of exploration drilling, this time testing high priority geochemical and geophysical targets at its Carlingup nickel sulphide project near Ravensthorpe, WA. The initial 2,000m reverse circulation drill program will test the B1 and Serendipity areas for the first time.
ASX-listed Estrella Resources has run the rule over a promising 5A nickel target at its Spargoville project, 20km south-west of Kambalda in WA’s Goldfields, and has opted for an underground decline operation over open-pit mining.
Maximus Resources has defined a raft of follow-up targets at its Spargoville project following positive gold, nickel and platinum group metal results from its recently completed air-core program at the site in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.
The Directors of Nickel Industries Limited (Nickel Industries or the Company) are pleased to provide a project update for the Siduarsi Nickel-Cobalt project, Since execution of the binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed in September 2021 (refer ASX announcement on 2 September 2021, MoA Signed for Siduarsi Nickel-Cobalt Project) the company has completed 167,178 km of Ground Penetrating Radar (‘GPR’) and 31,127 metres (2,074 holes) of drilling covering a prospective area of 1,400 hectares.
The Philippines is working to woo investment into its domestic nickel processing sector, the environment minister said on Thursday, as the resource-rich country looks to squeeze value out of its metals and minerals industry.
The nickel market is facing a massive supply glut this year as surging Indonesian production continues to outpace global demand. The International Nickel Study Group (INSG) is forecasting a supply-demand surplus of 239,000 tonnes, the largest in at least a decade and a significant increase from last year’s excess of 105,000 tonnes.
Philippine nickel ore producer Global Ferronickel’s (FNI) subsidiary Platinum Group Metals (PGMC) has shipped to China its first batch of nickel ore for this year’s mining season. The shipment consists of 55,300 wet metric tonnes (wmt) of low-grade 1.2pc nickel ore, according to its Philippines Stock Exchange filing on 26 April. The shipment departed from PGMC’s anchorage area on 24 April.
Electric Royalties Ltd. (TSXV: ELEC) (‘Electric Royaltiesor the Company) is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced acquisition of a 0.5% gross revenue royalty (“GRR”) on certain mining claims, mining leases and mineral tenures comprising the wholly-owned Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwest Ontario, Canada
A binding ore supply agreement signed between Queensland Pacific Metals Ltd (ASX:QPM) and Mai Kouaoua Mines (MKM) for up to 300,000 wmt per annum, highlights QPM’s growing presence and strength of relationships it has established in New Caledonia.
Global automotive firm Stellantis has agreed a deal with Australia-based Alliance Nickel for electric vehicle (EV) battery minerals. Alliance will provide nickel and cobalt from its NiWest mining project in Western Australia over a five-year period. Stellantis will receive 154,221 tonnes of nickel and 10,886 of cobalt.
Earnings/ Financial Results
Eramet: Q1 2023 turnover of 775m Closing of the sale of A&D at end-April confirming the Group’s strategic repositioning. Adjusted turnover1 (including the proportional contribution of Weda Bay) of 949m (-24%), strongly penalised by the expected decrease in our selling prices (-24%) compared to the very high levels of Q1 2022
Brazil’s Vale, one of the world’s largest miners, reported a first quarter net profit down 59 per cent from a year earlier, far below analyst expectations, as profits were dragged down by weaker sales and lower iron ore prices.
For Ecopro’s first overseas plant, the facility will use the company’s pioneer nickel-based cathode technology and is expected to have an annual capacity of 108,000 tonnes of cathode material for electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries.
News Stories
Earnings/ Financial Results
Global diversified miner South32 has reported a mixed performance for the nine months ended March 31, with some of its commodities yearly guidance having been revised downward.
Critical minerals company IGO has posted record financial results for the quarter ended March, with net profits after tax increasing 22% quarter-on-quarter. The ASX-listed company on Friday reported that spodumene production during the third quarter ended March had declined by 6% on the previous quarter, from 379 00 t to 356 000 t
Canada-based First Mining Gold has divested certain non-core mining claims, named Eagle Claims, in Manitoba to mining exploration company Grid Metals. According to the agreement announced earlier this month, Grid Metals will pay C$300,000 in cash and issue 250,000 of its common shares to First Mining Gold.
Golden State Mining (GSM) has reported significant exploration progress at its WA projects during the three-month period to March 31, 2023. During the March quarter, the company announced results from its first-pass geochemical sampling at its Paynes Find project, which identified a clear anomaly with up to 217 parts per million (ppm) lithium supported by pathfinder elements.
The deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean have rested undisturbed for millennia. But now creatures living thousands of metres beneath the surface may be confronted by new visitors: companies mining minerals key to the green energy transition.
Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group is set to acquire Australia’s biggest sheep station, the million-hectare Rawlinna Station on the Nullarbor. The ABC understands a conditional contract has been signed with the owners of the station, which was established in the 1960s by the MacLachan family.
West best again (MiningMonthly.com)
WA mines minister Bill Johnston said he was running out of superlatives to describe the latest record-breaking results that came on the back of “yet another exceptional performance”. According to annual data for 2022 released by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, resources sales were up $15 billion on the previous calendar year high of $231 billion in 2021.
Brazil’s Bahia state saw mining sector revenue increase 18% year-on-year in January-March as it consolidated itself as the country’s third largest mining producer. Income for the three-month period amounted to 2.6bn reais (US$514mn), the state’s economic development department said in a statement.
Lithium, nickel, cobalt to get boost from tighter rules for vehicle emissions
Glencore has reported a drop in production for the first quarter of 2023 due to closures and operational conditions. But the company said the results were broadly in line with expectations and has kept its 2023 production guidance unchanged.
Tambourah Metals (ASX: TMB) is gearing-up for a busy June quarter as it rapidly advances its critical mineral and gold projects in Western Australia. To drive the accelerated exploration program, Tambourah appointed Ralf Kriege as its chief executive officer in March and he officially began the role this month.
Aligned with the key pillars of its mission to enrich lives and build communities, Security Bank participated in Operation Smile’s medical mission to provide surgical and comprehensive care for cleft patients at the Narra Municipal Hospital in Palawan City.
Advancing mineral exploration in Nevada (Innovation News Network)
American Lithium Minerals has a wide range of lithium and rare earth projects within its portfolio and is making significant progress to further mineral exploration and development in Nevada. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, American Lithium Minerals, Inc. (AMLM) is a mineral exploration company focused on lithium and rare earth elements (REE) in Nevada and Arizona.
A bill prompted by the discovery of a world-class lithium deposit in Newry would dramatically change Maine law to allow mining of metals in open pits of any size, with up to 100 acres actively mined at any time.
The world of copper exploration and mining has become increasingly important in recent years as the demand for copper continues to grow. Copper is an essential component in various industries such as construction, manufacturing, and technology. As the world population increases and urbanization continues to expand, the demand for copper is expected to increase even further.
Power Metal Resources has announced results from the recently completed 2022/2023 drilling campaign at the 1,478.6 km2 Molopo Farms Complex Project targeting a large-scale nickel (Ni) and platinum group element (PGE) discovery in southwestern Botswana.
ASX-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Zimplats has posted lower production for all its metals in the quarter ended March 30, as well as lower grades, compared with the same quarter of last year.
Indonesia will allow miners Freeport Indonesia and Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara to continue exporting copper concentrate until next year, despite a ban starting this June, to allow for their smelters to be completed, the mining minister said on Friday.
Transition Metals (TSXV: XTM) has reported results from borehole electromagnetic (BHEM) survey work completed on its Maude Lake property near Schreiber, Ont. The survey was undertaken to follow up mineralization intersected in three holes completed by the company in the fall of 2022.
A DIAMOND mining company is continuing its exploration of the Fermanagh countryside, although not for the luxury gems but for precious and valuable metals. Karelian Diamond Resources PLC has been carrying out exploration in the county for several years now after previously being granted a licence to prospect in the Coonian and Brookeborough area.
While electric vehicles are essential to reducing carbon emissions, their production can exact a significant human and environmental cost. To run, EVs require six times the mineral input, by weight, of conventional vehicles.
It has been said that while mining may not be everything, nothing else would be possible without it. Critical resources have come to be used as shorthand to mark human progress; from the Stone Age, to the Bronze Age, to the Iron Age, to the Information Age. When technology reached a point where the smelting of steel became widespread, economies grew rapidly
Earlier this year, the Biden administration slapped a 20-year moratorium on mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota, after having last year suspended the leases that the Twin Metals Minnesota copper and nickel mine relied upon for its planned operation.
Bolt Metals has signed an agreement for the sale of a 100% stake in the Cyclops nickel-cobalt project in Papua province, Indonesia, to Nickel Industries (NIL). In December 2021, Bolt Metals and NIL signed a similar agreement whereby the latter agreed to acquire 100% of the Cyclops project.
CME Group Inc, the world’s largest derivatives exchange, is not planning to launch a nickel contract to rival the London Metal Exchange (LME), Terry Duffy, chair and chief executive of the group, told the Financial Times on Monday.
Investor Relations
Spot suppliers were active in shipping at the month-end, and the supply shortage of imported pure nickel improved, dragging down spot premiums. NPI market supply was not high. The cargo holders who bore high costs were less willing to ship. According to SMM research, NPI demand from the stainless steel sector grew after the price hike of stainless steel.
Copper prices rose in London on Wednesday as support from a weaker dollar helped to halt its five-session run of declines. Benchmark LME copper was up 0.6% at $8 574.5/t by 10:56 GMT. The metal used in electrical wiring fell to its lowest in six weeks on Tuesday, testing robust support near $8 500/t on weak demand from leading metals consumer China.
LX International Corp. said Friday its first-quarter net income shrank 29.9 percent from a year earlier, due largely to a downturn in mineral prices and shipping rates. Net income reached 156.4 billion won (US$116.6 million) in the January-March period, compared with 223.1 billion won the previous year, the resources trading company said in a regulatory filing.
Astral Resources has secured firm commitments to raise $3.4 million in a placement of 47.2 million at 7.2c per share, an 11.1% discount to the last closing price. Directors subscribed for more than 1 million shares, subject to shareholder approval.
According to foreign news on April 6, Anglo American said that copper production jumped 28% in the first three months of this year to 178,100 mt, mainly due to the increase in production at its newly opened Quellaveco mine in Peru. The company’s 2023 copper production guidance is 840,000-900,000 mt.
Vale reported proforma adjusted EBITDA from continued operations of US$ 3.7 billion in Q1, down US$ 2.7 billion y/y, mainly reflecting lower realized prices of iron ore fines and pellets, lower sales of iron ore fines and higher costs, according to its quarterly earnings report.
The board of Russian mining group Norilsk Nickel has recommended not paying dividends on its 2022 results for the first time in 14 years, citing “negative geopolitics”, but may consider paying interim dividends, the company said on Friday.
Finnish utility Fortum said on Tuesday it has begun recovering raw materials from the black mass of electric vehicle batteries at its new recycling facility in Finland. Black mass is the shredded material which comes from used batteries, which can include lithium, cobalt, and nickel. These metals can then be extracted and used to make new batteries.
Global demand for batteries is surging. Lithium-ion cells are being incorporated into ever-wider areas of consumer and industrial life, but one of the biggest drivers of battery demand is the accelerating transition to electric vehicles (EVs). EV numbers are predicted to rise by 36% per year globally, passing 245 million vehicles by 2030.
Rio Tinto has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Platina Scandium Project (PSP), a high-grade scandium resource in New South Wales, from Platina Resources Limited for $14 million. The project, near Condobolin in central New South Wales, contains a long life, high-grade scalable resource that could produce up to 40 tonnes per annum
MAX Power Mining has signed an agreement to purchase the Spark lithium property in northern Quebec, Canada, from a consortium of six sellers. Located in the emerging New Leaf Lithium Camp in Quebec’s under-explored Nunavik region, the 184km² property comprises a high concentration of 99th-percentile lithium and caesium in lake sediments
Fund Raising/Grants
Key elements of junior metals explorer and mining aspirant Orion Minerals overarching strategic funding package have culminated in the securing of total funding of almost R2.5-billion more than double the company’s current R900-million market capitalisation.
Cyclic Materials has raised $27m in series A funding for recycling critical materials and rare earth metals. Rare earth metals and critical minerals are used extensively in electrification and the manufacturing of renewable technologies and electric vehicles.
Infinity Mining will conduct a maiden drilling program at its Brisbane nickel prospect in the Pilbara region, following a successful bid to secure $117,810 in WA Government grant funding.
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will subsidize up to half the cost of mine development and smelting projects for lithium and other critical minerals by Japanese companies, Nikkei Asia reported on Sunday. Lithium, manganese, nickel, cobalt, graphite and rare earths are reportedly the main targets for support.
Russia’s richest people added $152 billion to their wealth over the past year, buoyed by high prices for natural resources and rebounding from the huge loss of fortunes they experienced just after the Ukraine war began, Forbes Russia said.
The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto on Friday, April 28, said ASEAN will need to establish an electric vehicle ecosystem and hoped that Indonesia will be one of the countries in the region able to create such an ecosystem, backed by raw materials vastly available in the country.
A Chinese bulk carrier carrying nickel ore from the Visayas ran aground off the waters of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) disclosed on Thursday, April 27. The report stated that the Chinese-flagged bulk carrier, MV ZHE HAI 168 ran aground at the vicinity waters approximately 2.7 nautical miles
The Cochrane Board of Trade has been part of the Cochrane fabric, before Cochrane was incorporated as a town, making it the oldest established organization in the community. Started in 1909, the Board has been instrumental in a number of projects throughout its history.
Australia’s first nickel smelter, which operates on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, celebrated 50 years of operation on Friday. BHP Nickel West marked the milestone of its Kalgoorlie nickel smelter with a community celebration event at the site on Smelterman Drive on Friday afternoon.
The UAW has inked an agreement with Sparkz, an electric vehicle battery maker startup, signaling the company won’t hinder unionization efforts as the company makes plans for a new facility in California. The deal marks the second agreement between Sparkz, which is based in Livermore, California, and a major U.S. union and signals a willingness on the part of the company
Research & Development
With the spread of portable digital devices and electric vehicles rechargeable lithium-ion batteries have become ubiquitous, but this has come with great environmental harm. These batteries contain cobalt, nickel, manganese and other metals that can pollute water supplies and damage ecosystems.
It’s the third rail of electrified transportation: metal. Shiny or dark, metal is the new oil. This is the raw material that is needed to deal with climate change. Much ingenuity and capital are being focused on batteries, with new materials and new configurations. The most efficient so far is the lithium-ion battery used in electric vehicles (EVs).
It’s estimated that mining, refining, and processing metals commonly used in construction, referred to as structural metals, contribute around three billion tons of CO2-equivalent emissions. And, although recycling these materials has the potential to mitigate their negative environmental impact, many sustain damage, like fractures, that can preclude them from extending their lifecycles.
Nickel-zinc (Ni-Zn) batteries are a promising technology due to their high output voltage, high theoretical specific energy, high safety and low cost. However, rechargeable alkaline Ni-Zn batteries are challenging, because the cathodic side reaction of oxygen evolution results in low energy efficiency and poor stability.
We counted no fewer than 13 gold miners releasing their production results on a crowded morning of March Madness. You can check the highlights (our version of Optus Sport’s mini-match) below and they’ll make you feel far warmer and fuzzier than the prospect of watching a Norse God lead the Abu Dhabi royal family and Manchester City to another Premier League title.
MINING is considered one of the most important industries in the world. Not only does it provide humanity with raw materials used in a variety to ways, it also provides employment as well. It supports everyday life.
Navigating lithium mining investment in Zimbabwe
Vendor/ Supplier Related
In its market observations published on Tuesday April 25, the INSG said it expects both production and demand to increase for nickel globally, with world primary nickel production set to reach 3,374,000 tonnes in 2023.
Legal Action
A mining firm operating at Brooke’s Point, Palawan, has denied allegations it does not have the required permit to do business there. On Thursday, Ipilan Nickel Corp. (INC) said in an e-mail to INQUIRER.net that its mayor’s permit was issued in Parañaque City where its main office is located. The mayor’s permit was issued on January 30, 2023.
BTR New Material Group sees the price of nickel falling by about two-thirds, an executive from the Chinese battery material supplier said, a prediction that if fulfilled, points to sharply lower battery costs that could benefit firms like Tesla.
Press Release
MTM Critical Metals Limited (ASX:MTM) (MTM or the Company) has successfully secured a contractor for the maiden diamond drilling program at the Pomme REE-Nb project located in Quebec, Canada (Figure 1). RJLL Drilling, an experience drilling contractor based in RouynNoranda, will undertake the program of diamond drilling to provide a first-pass evaluation
Mont Royal Resources Limited (Mont Royal, the Company) (ASX: MRZ) is pleased to provide the attached announcement released by Azimut Exploration Inc. (TSXV: AZM) (OTCQX: AZMTF) (“Azimut”) on 24 April 2023. Mont Royal is pleased to inform shareholders that the exploration carried out in the autumn/fall of 2022 has returned more encouraging results.
Mont Royal Resources Limited (ASX:MRZ) announced on 30th June 2022 that the Company’s managing Joint venture partner Azimut Exploration Inc. (TSX-V:AZM) has reported intersecting significant nickel-copper sulphides during a maiden 1,000m drilling program at the Wapatik Gold-Copper Project located in the James Bay area of Quebec, Canada.
Platina Resources Limited (ASX: PGM) is expected to realise up to US$14 million (~A$21 million*) in cash from the sale of its wholly owned Platina Scandium Project after signing a binding sale agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto Ltd, Rio Tinto EN21 Op Co Pty Limited (Rio Tinto).
Mining companies are back at the deals table as they battle for control of commodities essential for making electric cars and renewable-energy infrastructure. The world’s largest miner is set to seal its biggest deal in more than a decade. An American gold giant is seeking to acquire an Australian rival that is rich in copper.
Nano One(R) Materials Corp. (Nano One or the Company) (TSX:NANO)(OTC PINK:NNOMF)(Frankfurt:LBMB) is a clean technology company with patented processes for the production of lithium-ion battery cathode materials that enables secure and resilient supply chains by driving down cost, complexity, energy intensity, and environmental footprint.
Global Energy Metals Corporation (TSXV:GEMC) (OTC:GBLEF) (FSE:5GE1)(Global Energy Metals, the Company and/or GEMC), a multi-jurisdictional, multi-commodity critical mineral exploration and development company focused on growth-oriented battery metal projects supporting the global transition to clean energy
North Bay Resources Inc. (OTC PINK: NBRI) (North Bay or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CarbonMeta Technologies Inc (OTC PINK: COWI) (CarbonMeta) to create a joint venture subsidiary called CarbonMeta Green Resources Canada, which will focus on producing carbon-negative cementless concrete using olivine.
Sable Resources Ltd. (Sable or the Company) (TSXV: SAE) (OTCQB: SBLRF) is pleased to provide an update on the ongoing drill program at the Don Julio project, located in the province of San Juan, Argentina (Don Julio or the Project).
Azimut Exploration Inc. (“Azimut” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AZM) (OTCQX: AZMTF) is pleased to report the results of the third drilling phase comprising four (4) holes (1,017 metres) on the Wapatik Property (the “Property”) in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec. The objective was to follow up on previously reported encouraging nickel results
ZEB Nickel Corp. is pleased to announce that further exploration drilling has commenced at the Company’s flagship Zeb Nickel Project.
Bluejay Mining plc, the AIM, FSE-listed and OTCQB traded exploration and development company with projects in Greenland and Finland, announces that the Company and Towards Net Zero, LLC (“TNZ”), a US-based institutional investor, have mutually agreed to terminate the equity subscription announced on 14 February 2023
Karelian Diamond Resources plc (AIM: KDR) is pleased to announce that exploration programmes are planned to commence in the Kuhmo region of Finland for diamonds and in Northern Ireland for nickel, copper and platinum group metals.
ALX Resources Corp. (TSXV: AL) (FSE: 6LLN) (OTC: ALXEF) (ALX or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on its 2023 prospecting program at its Hydra Lithium Project (Hydra, or the Project) located in the James Bay Region of the Province of Quebec, Canada.
Linklaters advised the joint global coordinators, joint bookrunners and the domestic underwriters on the initial public offering (IPO) of PT Merdeka Battery Materials Tbk (Merdeka Battery) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. This is the second-largest IPO this year in Indonesia the largest economy in Southeast Asia.
Renforth Resources Inc. (CSE:RFR) (OTC:RFHRF) (FSE:9RR) (Renforth or the Company) would like to share with shareholders an update on the lithium exploration program at Surimeau.
Mosaic Minerals Corporation (CSE: MOC) (Mosaic or The Company) has obtained a first interim report identifying several pegmatites containing lithium showings as well as a set of potential unanalyzed pegmatites or visited for lithium in previous years having been listed on the company’s various lithium projects.
Investor Relations
Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SSW and NYSE: SBSW) is pleased to announce that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2022 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Forum Energy Metals Corp. (TSX.V: FMC; OTCQB: FDCFF) (Forum or the Company) announces that it has closed the first tranche of its non-brokered private placement announced on April 17, 2023. The Company raised $523,600 through the issuance of 900,000 units (NFT Units) at a price of $0.10 per NFT Unit and 3,613,334 flow through units (FT Units) at a price of $0.12 per FT Unit.
Notice is hereby given that the General Meeting (GM or Meeting) of Shareholders of Rimfire Pacific Mining Limited (Company) will be held at the Conference Rooms, ShineWing Australia at Level 10, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 at 11:00am (AEST) on Friday, 2 June 2023.
Pacific Nickel Mines Limited (ASX Code: PNM) (Pacific Nickel or the Company) is pleased to advise that it has successfully arranged a well supported placement of 29,411,765 fully paid ordinary shares (Shares) at $0.085 to raise $2.5 million (Placement). The Sole Lead Manager to the Placement was Bridge Street Capital Partners.
Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, announces that in a majority vote the Board of Directors resolved to make a recommendation for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) not to pay dividends for the financial year 2022.
Power Nickel Inc. (the ‘Company’ or ‘Power Nickel’) (TSX-V: PNPN) (OTCQB: PNPNF) (Frankfurt:IVVI) is pleased to announce it has closed the second tranche of the private placement previously announced on March 13, 2023 (the ‘Offering’) for 5,170,000 flow-through units (each, an ‘FT Unit’) of the Company, at a price of $0.50 per FT Unit, for gross proceeds of CAD $2,585,000.
Fathom Nickel Inc. (CSE: FNI) (FSE: 6Q5) (OTCQB: FNICF) (the “Company” or “Fathom”) is pleased to announce that the Company intends to complete a best efforts non-brokered private placement financing for aggregate gross proceeds of up to C$2,000,000 (the “Offering”).
First Class Metals Plc (LSE: FCM) (FSE: WN9) will be participating in the Deutsche Goldmesse, which will take place on May 5th and 6th at The Westin Grand Frankfurt. Members of the First Class Metals Plc management will be taking meetings throughout the day, and also present at 15:00-15:30 CET on May 5th to an audience of European investors.
Nickel 28 Capital Corp. (TSXV: NKL) (Nickel 28) is an innovative metals streaming and royalty company recognized for its leadership in developing a battery metals focused investment vehicle. The Company has an 8.56% joint venture interest in the producing Ramu Nickel-Cobalt Operation in Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Horizonte Minerals Plc (AIM:HZM)(TSX:HZM) (“Horizonte” or the “Company”)announces that its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2022, together with Management’s Discussion and Analysis as at 31 December 2022, and Notice of Meeting and Management Information Circular
Gama Explorations Inc. (CSE:GAMA)(FSE:N79)(OTCQB:GMMAF) (Gama or the Company) is pleased to announce it has signed a Capital Markets Advisory Agreement (the Agreement) with Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (Echelon) to provide the Company with capital markets advisory services.
Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (TSX: NCP) ( Nickel Creek or the Company ) is pleased to announce that it intends to raise capital by way of a non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of up to approximately $1.8 million (the Private Placement ).
Lundin Mining Corporation (Lundin Mining or the Company) reports the following updated share capital and voting rights, in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act: The number of issued and outstanding shares of the Company has increased by 158,296 to 771,904,307 common shares with voting rights as at April 28, 2023.
Fund Raising/Grants
Rimfire Pacific Mining (ASX: RIM, Rimfire or the Company) is pleased to advise that it has received a further Corporate Payment of $0.2M from its Fifield Earn In exploration partner – Golden Plains Resources (GPR). The payment was made under the terms of a renegotiated payment schedule for the Fifield Earn In Agreement whereby GPR is required to make a Corporate Payment
Earnings/ Financial Results
Detailed studies of drill core from 2022 Bottletree drilling program confirms the discovery of a large porphyry-style alteration and Cu-AuMo mineralisation system. Discovery of high-grade molybdenum mineralisation associated with late-stage tonalite porphyry intrusions with up to a spectacular 5.2% Mo (1m assay) encountered in BTDD010.
Pacific Nickel Mines Limited (Pacific Nickel or the Company) (ASX: PNM) is pleased to provide an update on its activities for the March 2023 Quarter. The Company’s focus for the reporting period was progressing the Company’s flagship Kolosori Nickel Project to development.
Widgie Nickel Limited (ASX:WIN) (Widgie or the Company) is pleased to present its Quarterly Report for the period ended 31 March 2023. Widgie Nickel Managing Director Steve Norregaard commented; The March quarter was an extraordinarily busy but fruitful period for Widgie as we enhanced our pipeline of value accretive opportunites across both lithium and nickel.
Ecora Resources PLC (LSE/TSX: ECOR) issues the following trading update for the period 1 January to 31 March 2023. Highlights: Portfolio contribution of $29.6 million, up 66% on Q4 22 due to a combination of strong steel making coal prices and higher saleable production from Kestrel, with c. 850,000t derived from the Group’s private royalty area Copper, vanadium, and uranium prices are all up year to date.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (First Quantum or the Company) (TSX: FM) today reports results for the three months ended March 31, 2023 (Q1 2023 or the first quarter) of net earnings attributable to shareholders of the Company of $75 million ($0.11 earnings per share) and adjusted earnings1 of $76 million ($0.11 adjusted earnings per share2).
Cosmo Metals Ltd exploration programs during the quarter focussed on the newly discovered Minjina Zn-Pb-Ag prospect as well as the advanced Mt Venn Cu-Ni-Co project where the Company announced a maiden Exploration Target. Regional target generation is ongoing, including review of the recently granted Narragene tenement.
It is one of the most exciting races in modern physics: How can we produce the best superconductors that remain superconducting even at the highest possible temperatures and ambient pressure In recent years, a new era of superconductivity has begun with the discovery of nickelates.
Business Partnership
Sherritt International Corporation (Sherritt or the Corporation) (TSX:S) regrets to announce the death of an employee at the Moa Joint Venture mine due to a vehicle-related accident. Sherritt is deeply saddened by this tragic incident
Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (Comstock and the Company) today announced the receipt of an additional $7 million toward the sale of the LINICO Battery Recycling Facility (the Facility) to American Battery Technology Company, a Nevada corporation (ABTC), bringing total cash received to date to $18 million of the $27.6 million purchase price.
Management Change
Horizon Minerals Limited (ASX:HRZ) wishes to advise that current Managing Director Mr Jon Price will step down from the role effective 30 June 2023 after 7 1/2 years.
IBN, a multifaceted communications organization engaged in connecting public companies to the investment community, is pleased to announce the release of the latest episode of The Bell2Bell Podcast as part of its sustained effort to provide specialized content distribution via widespread syndication channels.
Earnings/ Financial Results
Green Critical Minerals Limited QUARTERLY ACTIVITIES REPORT For the 3 months ending 31 March 2023
Podium Minerals Limited (ASX: POD, Podium or the Company) is pleased to submit the following report for the three-month period ending 31 March 2023. HIGHLIGHTS Podium achieved breakthrough platinum recoveries1 at its Parks Reef Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Project.
Blackstone provided an update on corporate activities, and on the Ta Khoa Project development. With completion of the Ta Khoa Refinery (TKR) piloting program, Blackstone has progressed critical project milestones in collaboration with prospective technology and off-take partners (the Partners).
A total of A$2.24 million was spent during the quarter on operating activities, comprising A$1.98 million exploration and evaluation costs, A$0.12 million corporate costs, business development costs, overheads and payments for fixed assets, A$0.15 million staff costs, and A$0.015 million net interest earned. At the end of the March quarter cash totaled A$6.384 million.
Mont Royal Resources (ASX:MRZ) Mont Royal, the Company) is pleased to provide an overview of activities for the quarter ended 31 March 2023 (Quarter, Reporting Period) to accompany the Appendix 5B. During the Quarter, the Company was active in the field completing a first phase drilling at Eastmain Leran located the Upper Eastmain Greenstone Belt in Quebec, Canada.
Rimfire Pacific Mining (ASX: RIM, Rimfire or the Company) is an ASX-listed Critical Minerals exploration company which is advancing a portfolio of projects within the highly prospective Lachlan Orogen and Broken Hill districts of New South Wales (Figures 1 and 2).
Adavale Resources Limited (ASX: ADD) (ADD or the Company) is pleased to report on its activities for the quarter ended 31 March 2023. Adavale’s Executive Director, Mr David Riekie commented: The results received during and just post quarter end provide strong support for the nickel sulphide potential at Kabanga Jirani.
Greenstone Resources Limited (ASX: GSR) (Greenstone or the Company) is pleased to provide the following report on its activities during the March 2023 quarter. The Company’s primary activities during the reporting period were the continuation of exploration activities at its Coolgardie Mining Centre and Mount Thirsty Joint Venture.
Aston Minerals Limited (ASX: ASO, Aston Minerals or the Company) is pleased to provide a review of the activities undertaken during the quarter ending 31 March 2023. During the quarter, the Company focused on continuing its nickel-cobalt sulphide exploration and metallurgy, and gold exploration, at the Edleston Project, Ontario
Julimar Nickel-Copper-PGE Project, Western Australia (100%-owned) « Chalice continues its multi-track value creation strategy at the 100%-owned Julimar Ni-Cu-PGE Project, ~70km NE of Perth, WA: « Advance development studies and regulatory approvals for a potential mine at Gonneville (located entirely on Chalice-owned farmland)
Australian Mines Limited (Australian Mines or the Company) is pleased to provide its Quarterly Activities Report for the period ending 31 March 2023. During the period, the Company focussed on advancing its flagship, 100%-owned Sconi Nickel-CobaltScandium Battery Chemical Project in North Queensland (Sconi).
High Grade Low Carbon Nickel in Manitoba Canada
DIGGING DEEPER: feat. Luminex Resources and Flying Nickel Mining Corp.
Ardea Resources (ASX:ARL, OTC:ARRRF) CEO Andrew Penkethman speaks to Thomas Warner from Proactive about the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project, describing it as the “largest nickel-cobalt resource in Australia.” Penkethman highlights that company has $14.5 million in the bank and is debt-free, making it well-funded to complete its immediate priorities.
This is Vale’s first This is Us profile, which features Claire Parkinson, Head of Processing, Ontario Operations. A 20-year veteran of Vale / Inco, Claire has much wisdom and experience to share, advising those who are new and not so new to mining to keep learning and taking on new challenges.
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Earnings/ Financial Results
Nickel Industries Limited press release (OTCPK:NICMF): Q1 EBITDA from operations of $113.2M Underlying cash generation from operations of $108.0M.
Investor Relations
The BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) share price dropped around 5% in the final two trading days of last week and it’s down around 10% from the end of January 2023 to now. So is the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) mining share a good buying opportunity at its current price
The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) is 0.1% in the red today, but these three ASX 300 mining shares are bucking the trend.
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Mining exploration entity or oil and gas exploration entity quarterly cash flow report
Investor Relations
A regio- and stereoselective nickel-catalyzed reductive three-component cross-coupling of 1,3-butadiene with aldehydes and alkenyl triflates or bromides was realized. This protocol afforded a convenient approach to the synthesis of skipped diene compounds bearing various functionals and heterocyclic groups.
Directed energy deposition (DED) is a promising additive manufacturing technique for repair; however, DED is prone to surface waviness (humping) in thin-walled sections, which increases residual stresses and crack susceptibility, and lowers fatigue performance.
Heterostructured nanomaterials exhibit pronounced potential in environmental science, including the water purification, pollutant monitoring, and environmental remediation. Especially, their application through advanced oxidation processes has been found capable and adaptable in waste water treatment.
Site- and enantio-selective alkyl-alkyl bond formation is privileged in the retrosynthetic analysis due to the universality of sp3-hybridized carbon atoms in organic molecules. Herein, we report a nickel-catalyzed remote asymmetric hydroalkylation of alkenyl ethers via synchronous implementation of alkene isomerization
Atmospheric acid leaching can be used for processing the nickel laterite ore. The lixivium composition necessitates Fe3+ separation as the first step in recovering valuable metals. However, traditional partial neutralization has the problem of significant loss of Ni2+ and Co2+ ions due to the high Fe3+ concentration.
Intellectual Property
Beijing, April 29 — Anhui Zesheng Tech has submitted a patent application for novel nickel complex and preparation method of olefin polymer. This invention was developed by Sun Xiling, Liu Yinhui and Zhang Ji.
Beijing, April 29 — Sichuan Shunying Power Battery Mat has applied for Chinese patent for method for preparing high-purity lithium iron phosphate from nickel-iron alloy. Zhao Lin, Dan Yong, He Yong, Jin Changhao, Song Shijie, Li Li, Zhu Yong and Chen Ling developed it.
Beijing, April 29 — Ganjiang Innovation Res Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences has applied for Chinese patent for palladium-based catalyst containing silicon-doped nickel oxide carrier as well as preparation method and application of palladium-based catalyst. He Hong, Ruan Luna, Yu Yunbo, Yan Zidi and Xiao Min developed it.
Beijing, April 29 — Vital Thin Film Mat Guangdong has submitted a patent application for iron target, iron-nickel alloy target and manufacturing method thereof. Yu Fei, Shao Zhengwei, Huang Yubin, Tong Peiyun and Zhu Liu developed the invention.
Beijing, April 29 — Dai Yazhou has submitted a patent application for preparation method of cast metal ceramic composite amorphous wear-resistant material. This invention was developed by Dai Yazhou and Wu Lijun.
Beijing, April 29 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Ruian Sanshan Vehicle Parts’s patent application for unmanned aerial vehicle cylinder with long service life. This invention was developed by Zheng Guangming and Zheng Lihao.
Beijing, April 29 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Yiyang Foammetal New Mat’s patent application for preparation method of porous foam oil fume filtering material with low cost and high purification efficiency. Wu Zhonghe, Yu Huanxi, Wu Qingfeng and Wang Gaofeng developed the invention.
Beijing, April 29 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Sinochem Hebei Fuding Chemical Tech’s patent application for method for preparing 1, 3-cyclohexanedione through low-pressure hydrogenation. The invention was developed by Du Hailin, Wang Guangliang and Zhao Mengyao.
Beijing, April 29 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Shenzhen Pengtai Biotechnology’s patent application for short peptide element and application method thereof. This invention was developed by Liu Yu, Peng Dezheng, Zhang Yunxiao and Zhao Haoran.
Beijing, April 29 — Shenzhen Pengtai Biotechnology has submitted a patent application for short peptide element and application method thereof. This invention was developed by Liu Yu, Peng Dezheng, Zhang Yunxiao and Zhao Haoran.
Beijing, April 29 — Zhejiang Wireless Network Tech has filed a patent application for method for improving surface smoothness of structural steel substrate. This invention was developed by Hu Lin, Gao Weidong and Chen Guowei.
Beijing, April 29 — Nantong Xinsidi Electromechanical has submitted a patent application for high-strength wear-resistant gear machining process. Jiang Juxian developed the invention.
Beijing, April 28 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Univ Zhengzhou Aeronautics’s patent application for 1t/2h-phase molybdenum disulfide and nickel chain/reduced graphene oxide aerogel composite wave-absorbing material and preparation method thereof. The invention was developed by Ren Yumei, Yan Zhiming, Feng Desheng, Xu Dongwei, Zhang Zixuan, Guo Xiaoqin, Zhao Biao, Yang Run and Xu Yingwan.
Beijing, April 28 — Univ Yulin has submitted a patent application for nickel nanocluster loaded intergranular mesoporous zeolite catalyst as well as preparation method and application thereof. This invention was developed by Kang Yuhong, Chen Tao, Liu Guanghui, Wang Aimin, Li Yanjun, Gao Yong, Bai Jinjun, Fan Xiaoyong, Ma Xiangrong and Mu Miao.
Beijing, April 28 — Nippon Denkai has applied for Chinese patent for surface-treated copper foil and method for producing same. Kawasaki Toshio and Endo Yasuhiro developed it.
Beijing, April 28 — Johnson Matthey has filed a patent application for cathode materials and methods. This invention was developed by Alexander Svetlana, Breunig Christoph and Kunz Holger.
Beijing, April 28 — Chemx Power has applied for Chinese patent for precursor materials for lithium ion battery cathode synthesis. Pullen Andrew W and Sriramulu Suresh developed it.
Beijing, April 27 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Wuhu Midea Kitchen & Bath Appliances Mfg; Midea Group’s patent application for cobalt-nickel-based composite material, preparation method thereof, hydrogen evolution electrode based on cobalt-nickel-based composite material and household appliance. Xin Sensen and Wang Fu developed the invention.
Beijing, April 27 — Nantong Dejinchang Optoelectronics Tech has applied for Chinese patent for nickel plating equipment for nickel net production. Kim Wook, Li Hao, Liu Zhaoxiang, Liao Xueming, Yao Zhihong and Gu Yunbo developed it.
Beijing, April 27 — Hefei Comprehensive National Science Center Energy Res Institute Anhui Energy Laboratory has submitted a patent application for method for improving cycling stability and safety of high-nickel ternary linixcoymn1-x-yo2 positive electrode material. Tang Weijian, Zhang Weixin, Chen Zhangxian, Su Jianhui, Lai Jidong and Wu Dingguo developed the invention.
Beijing, April 27 — Univ South China Normal has submitted a patent application for method for modifying high-nickel positive electrode material by using perfluoro-octanol as well as obtained material and application of modified high-nickel positive electrode material. Tie Shaolong, Wu Ziting, Tan Xiaoshan, Xing Lidan and Nan Junmin developed the invention.
Beijing, April 27 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Qingdao Qianyun High Tech New Mat and Univ Qingdao’s patent application for inorganic solid electrolyte composite high-nickel single-crystal positive electrode material and preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Sun Qi, Qiu Xiangyun, Zhang Shu, Yin Yuan, Zhang Tao and Dai Zuoqiang.
Seoul, April 27 — Component Re Eng Company has submitted a patent application for semiconductor processing equipment with high temperature resistant nickel alloy joints and methods for making same. This invention was developed by Elliot Brent D A, Hussen Guleid, Stephens Jason, Parker Michael and Elliot Alfred Grant.
Seoul, April 27 — Korean Intellectual Property Office has received Atotech Deutschland’s patent application for an acidic zinc or zinc-nickel alloy electroplating bath for depositing a zinc or zinc-nickel alloy layer. Kaczmarek Michal, Starkbaum Zdenek, Hahn Sebastian and Karapinar Ercan developed the invention.
Seoul, April 27 — Korean Intellectual Property Office has received Oh Geon Taek’s patent application for electroplating device for foamed nickel alloy. The patent application number is KR20190079625 20190702. The patent publication number is KR20210003610 (A). International Patent Classification codes are C25D17/12, C25D21/18, C25D3/12, C25D3/56 and C25D7/00. Cooperative Patent Classification codes are C25D17/12 (KR), C25D21/10 (KR), C25D21/18 (KR), C25D3/12 (KR), C25D3/562 (KR) and C25D5/08 (KR).
Seoul, April 27 — Toyota Motor Co Ltd and Tanaka Chemical have sought patent for positive electrode active material, positive electrode, alkaline rechargeable battery, and method of producing positive electrode active material. This invention was developed by Hozumi Masato, Okumura Motoyoshi, Kikuchi Takuro, Hata Mikio and Yasuda Taiki.
Beijing, April 27 — Maxone Semiconductor Suzhou has filed a patent application for method for plating gold at tail of probe and positioning jig. This invention was developed by Hou Keyu and Yu Haichao.
Beijing, April 27 — Huaneng Shantou Haimen Power Generation has filed a patent application for door shaft sealing leakproof device and mounting and adjusting method. This invention was developed by Liu Jiali, Cai Guozhong, Zhang Feng, Huang Xupeng, Zhang Jiakuan, Shi Yiming, Chen Tiejun, Chen Min and Liang Ruifeng.
Beijing, April 27 — Jiang Lijing has submitted a patent application for anti-termite wear-resistant directly-buried optical cable and preparation method thereof. The patent application number is CN202210679821 20220615. The patent publication number is CN114924370 (A). International Patent Classification codes are C08F255/02, C08K5/10, C08K5/18, C08L67/04 and G02B6/44. Cooperative Patent Classification codes are C08F255/02 (CN), C08K5/10 (CN), C08K5/18 (CN), G02B6/443 (CN), G02B6/4432 (CN), G02B6/4479 (CN) and G02B6/4486 (CN).
Beijing, April 27 — Univ Wuhan has sought patent for ultrafast-response nickel oxide electrochromic film as well as preparation method and application thereof. This invention was developed by Su Xi, Wu Hao, Xu Hongxing and Liu Chang.
Beijing, April 27 — Yangzhou Nali New Material Tech has submitted a patent application for high-weldability composite current collector and preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Wang Chenghao, Li Xuefa and Zhang Guoping.
Beijing, April 27 — Univ Northwestern Polytechnical has submitted a patent application for ether ester mixed electrolyte, lithium battery and preparation method of ether ester mixed electrolyte. Kong Long, Fan Xiaozhong, Fu Qingshan and Wang Fangfang developed the invention.
Beijing, April 26 — Univ South China Tech has filed a patent application for alkaline-earth metal doped lanthanum oxide loaded nickel-based catalyst as well as preparation and application thereof. This invention was developed by Li Baitao, Li Lyuyin and Wang Xiujun.
Beijing, April 26 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Univ Hebei Technology’s patent application for manufacturing method for self-assembly aluminum-nickel-cobalt magnet based on additive manufacturing. The invention was developed by Sun Jibing and Zhang Zhiying.
Taipei, April 26 — Nippon Steel Chemical & Mat has submitted a patent application for Ni-plated steel foil for nickel hydrogen secondary battery collectors, nickel hydrogen secondary battery collector, and nickel hydrogen secondary battery. This invention was developed by Unno Hiroto, Fukuda Masahiro, Fujimoto Naoki and Nagata Tatsuo.
Beijing, April 26 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Wuhu Midea Kitchen & Bath Appliances Mfg and Midea Group’s patent application for cobalt-nickel-molybdenum-based composite material, preparation method thereof, hydrogen evolution electrode based on cobalt-nickel-molybdenum-based composite material and household appliance. The invention was developed by Xin Sensen, Wang Fu and Wang Ming.
Beijing, April 26 — Yangjiang Yichuan Metal Tech has submitted a patent application for nickel-based alloy with high corrosion resistance and preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Wu Lianquan.
Beijing, April 26 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received C2CNT Llc’s patent application for method and system for manufacturing long carbon nanofibers. Licht Stuart developed the invention.
Beijing, April 26 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Shenzhen Best Automation Equipment’s patent application for lithium battery automatic spot welding machine and feeding mechanism thereof. The invention was developed by Wang Jun, Yao Qiantong and Zhong Lin.
Beijing, April 26 — GM Global Tech Operations and Penn State Res Found have sought patent for system and method for manufacturing high-strength bonding metal plate for battery cell. This invention was developed by Chen Nannan, Wang Hongliang and Liu Zhongyi.
Beijing, April 26 — Jinchuan Group has submitted a patent application for process method for producing water-quenched alloy. This invention was developed by Gu Mingjie, Wang Fu, Wang Haili, Zhang Fu, Tian Fuqiang, Wang Zexin, Liu Tiexin, Zhang Anbin and Li Gang.
Beijing, April 26 — Yamen New Fortune Environmental Prot has filed a patent application for recovery method of metal in waste catalyst. This invention was developed by Wang Meng, Diao Weihua, Zhang Shihua, Liu Zhuofang, Du Kai, Yang Jiawei, Zhou Zhenbin and Li Wenbo.
Beijing, April 26 — Changsha Engineering & Res Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy has filed a patent application for method for leaching high matte nickel under sulfuric acid under oxygen pressure. This invention was developed by Liu Ziliang, Wang Henghui, Shi Yun and He Xingmin.
Beijing, April 26 — Yamen New Fortune Environmental Prot has filed a patent application for method for extracting metal from waste hydrogenation catalyst. This invention was developed by Zhang Shihua, Diao Weihua, Wang Meng, Liu Zhuofang, Wen Biaoxiong, Deng Zhiyuan, Yang Jiawei and Zhou Zhenbin.
Beijing, April 26 — Hangzhou International Science and Technology Innovation Center of Zhejiang Univ has submitted a patent application for iron-nickel hydroxide porous block material for producing hydrogen by electrolyzing water and preparation method of iron-nickel hydroxide porous block material. This invention was developed by Guo Xingzhong, Zou Chang, Shan Jiaqi and Yang Hui.
Taipei, April 26 — Univ Nat Cheng Kung has submitted a patent application for method for recycling valuable metals from waste lithium batteries capable of achieving recycling rate about 99.9% and purity of each element above 98%. Shen Yong-Hui, Shi Guan-Yu and Qiu Kai-Lun developed the invention.
Beijing, April 26 — Univ South China Tech has filed a patent application for star-shaped platinum-iron-nickel-copper-ruthenium multi-element alloy solid solution multifunctional electro-catalytic material as well as preparation and application thereof. This invention was developed by Kang Xiongwu and Chen Zhaoqian.
Beijing, April 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published GP Batteries Dongguan’s patent application for nickel-metal hydride battery and preparation method thereof. The invention was developed by Yu Hongshuai, Wang Mingde, Guan Ling and Chen Yangqing.
Beijing, April 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Univ Shandong’s patent application for cathode material containing cobalt nickel selenide/cobalt nickel sulfide heterostructure and preparation method thereof. The invention was developed by Zhang Jianxin, Zhou Wei, Kang Rongkai, Du Yiqun, Zhang Wenyang and Jin Huixin.
Beijing, April 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Univ Nanjing Posts & Telecommunications’s patent application for novel magnetic tunnel junction memory device based on bismuth selenide and nickel iodide heterojunction substrate. The invention was developed by Yang Ruiqing, Wang Wei and Li Shanhang.
Beijing, April 25 — SVOLT Energy Tech has sought patent for ultrahigh-nickel polycrystalline nickel-aluminum-magnesium lithium zirconate positive electrode material as well as preparation method and application thereof. This invention was developed by Bai Yan, Zhang Shutao, Li Zitan, Wang Tao, Yang Hongxin, Wang Zhuang and Wang Yazhou.
Beijing, April 25 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received China FAW Group’s patent application for high-nickel ternary positive electrode material and preparation method thereof. Bie Xiaofei, Jiang Tao, Zhai Ximin, He Lihong, Yang Hejie, Zhao Guangyu, Yan Shengrui, Hu Jingbo and Sun Huanli developed the invention.
Beijing, April 25 — Beijing Univ of Science and Technology and Chemical Res Institute Academy of Military Sciences PLA China have submitted a patent application for electrolyte of all-weather battery made of high-nickel positive electrode material. Lian Fang, Zhu Yixin and Qiu Jingyi developed the invention.
Beijing, April 25 — Integrity Cable Co Ltd Shenzhen has submitted a patent application for communication cable for improving electromagnetic shielding effect and processing technology thereof. Wu Huaijiong developed the invention.
Beijing, April 25 — Univ Nantong has submitted a patent application for axial magnetic field modulation type composite motor. Zhang Wei, Xu Xiaobin, Zhao Jianwei, He Jianbiao, Ma Chao and Qian Feng developed the invention.
Beijing, April 25 — Jiangsu Meilun New Energy Tech has submitted a patent application for novel double-gradient graphite negative electrode material lithium battery positive electrode and negative electrode and preparation method thereof. Li Yang developed the invention.
Alexandria, April 24 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has received Samsung Electronics’s patent application for electronic device having housing comprising metal material. Baek Sangin, Hwang Daum and Lee Yoonhee developed the invention.
Alexandria, April 24 — Lincoln Global has submitted a patent application for high alloy welding wire with copper based coating. Narayanan Badri K, Colvin Nathanael M, Zaddach Alexander J and Schaeffer John Benjamin developed the invention.
Beijing, April 24 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Suzhou Bojun New Material Tech’s patent application for low-temperature sintering conductive adhesive based on hybrid filler modification and preparation method thereof. Shim Hee Hoon and Zhao Hongjun developed the invention.
Beijing, April 24 — Mindu Innovation Lab and Fujian Institute of Res on Structure of Matter Chinese Academy of Sciences have applied for Chinese patent for inorganic-organic hybrid compound crystal, preparation method thereof and application of inorganic-organic hybrid compound crystal as energetic material. Yan Yunfan, Zheng Fakun, Bian Hongyi, Guo Guocong, Xu Zhongning and Xie Meijuan developed it.
Alexandria, April 24 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published Beijing Easpring Material Tech’s patent application for positive electrode material for lithium ion battery and preparation method therefor, and lithium ion battery. The invention was developed by Hou Xueyuan, Wang Jingpeng, Zhang Xuequan, Liu Yafei and Chen Yanbin.