European lithium projects gain attention amid push toward electric vehicles

MINEX Forum | June 14, 2019
img0 European lithium projects are making a fresh push for capital, eager to supply the white metal to a burgeoning network of battery manufacturers and electric vehicle makers across the continent, the world’s second-largest EV market after China. A regional EV supply chain would help achieve European Union goals to lower carbon emissions, cut fossil fuel ...

Aurubis buys recycler Metallo in move beyond copper

MINEX Forum | May 23, 2019
img0 Aurubis, Europe’s biggest copper smelter, said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Belgian-Spanish recycling company Metallo Group for 380 million euros ($424 million) as part of an acquisition-led shift into other metals. “Due to megatrends such as smart homes, e-mobility, digitalisation and renewable energies, both the quantity and the complexity of secondary raw materials ...

Aurubis confirms bleak profit outlook on lean markets, shutdowns

MINEX Forum | May 16, 2019
img0 Aurubis AG, Europe’s largest copper producer, on Wednesday confirmed a reduced full-year earnings forecast on weak market environment and plant shutdowns, while posting a slump in its quarterly earnings. Aurubis expects operating pre-tax earnings (EBT) in its 2018/19 fiscal year to fall “significantly” by more than 15% compared with the previous year. The copper producer ...

Importance of rare earth metals mining makes it into COP24

MINEX Forum | December 11, 2018
img0 In a series of talks that took place within the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, defenders of the circular economy highlighted the importance of including mining of rare earth metals into their discussions. Based on a research document focused on the Netherlands and prepared by consulting and venture building firm Metabolic, the experts agreed that ...