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As Exxon eyes lithium, crucial decision looms on filtration technology

As Exxon eyes lithium, crucial decision looms on filtration technology

FILE PHOTO: Exxon Mobil logo and stock graph are seen through a magnifier displayed in this illustration taken September 4, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) has yet to decide which lithium filtration technology it will deploy as part of its aggressive plans to...

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Panama court likely to revoke First Quantum copper mine contract

Panama court likely to revoke First Quantum copper mine contract

Nov 13 (Reuters) – Panama’s top court is likely to rule against Canadian miner First Quantum when it decides on the fate of a key copper mine contract in the coming weeks, a majority of lawyers in a Reuters survey said, citing precedent for a similar verdict. The court’s nine judges are weighing whether to...

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Exclusive: Exxon aims to begin lithium production by 2026 in Arkansas

Exclusive: Exxon aims to begin lithium production by 2026 in Arkansas

[1/2]Darren Woods, CEO of ExxonMobil, speaks at the 2023 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 1, 2023. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights Nov 11 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) is set to unveil its long-awaited lithium strategy on Monday with an announcement that it aims to start production of the...

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Lithium tech developers eye ways to boost water recycling

Lithium tech developers eye ways to boost water recycling

A portable and fully automated direct lithium extraction plant owned by International Battery Metals is seen in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S., May 23, 2023. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights Lithium industry working to reduce DLE water use DLE seen as fully commercial by 2025 Lithium industry boosting freshwater recycling PITTSBURGH, Sept 13 (Reuters) –...

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Exxon Mobil in talks with Tesla, Ford to supply lithium, Bloomberg Law reports

Exxon Mobil in talks with Tesla, Ford to supply lithium, Bloomberg Law reports

July 31 (Reuters) – Oil major Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) is in talks with Tesla (TSLA.O), Ford Motor (F.N), Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) and other automakers to supply lithium for electric vehicle batteries, Bloomberg Law reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The talks also include the likes of Samsung (005930.KS) and SK On Co, the...

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Lithium producers warn global supplies may not meet electric vehicle demand

Lithium producers warn global supplies may not meet electric vehicle demand

LAS VEGAS, June 22 (Reuters) – Lithium producers are growing anxious that delays in mine permitting, staffing shortages and inflation may hinder their ability to supply enough of the battery metal to meet the world’s aggressive electrification timelines. Once a niche metal used primarily in ceramics and pharmaceuticals, lithium is now one of the world’s...

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Factbox: DLE companies racing to reshape global lithium production

Factbox: DLE companies racing to reshape global lithium production

June 16 (Reuters) – Lithium, the metal used to make electric vehicle batteries, has historically been produced using water-intensive evaporation ponds or open-pit mines. But a fleet of direct lithium extraction (DLE) technologies is on the verge of upending that. Many of these DLE technologies are so far unproven without the use of evaporation ponds,...

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Inside the race to remake lithium extraction for EV batteries

Inside the race to remake lithium extraction for EV batteries

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, June 16 (Reuters) – The global battle to reshape the lithium industry is sucking in oil producers, tech startups and entrenched mining giants, each jockeying to be the first to reinvent how a metal key to the green energy transition is produced. A fleet of direct lithium extraction (DLE) technologies are on...

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IHG CEO Barr to step down as Holiday Inn owner sees China rebound

IHG CEO Barr to step down as Holiday Inn owner sees China rebound

May 5 (Reuters) – IHG Plc (IHG.L) on Friday said top boss Keith Barr would step down from his role next month, as the Holiday Inn owner reported first-quarter results buoyed by a recovery in Greater China. The hotel operator said first-quarter revenue per available room (RevPAR) – a key measure of the industry’s top-line...

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Chile’s lithium nationalization shines light on emerging tech

Chile’s lithium nationalization shines light on emerging tech

SANTIAGO, April 24 (Reuters) – Chilean President Gabriel Boric’s plan to nationalize his country’s immense lithium industry is putting the spotlight on an emerging crop of filtration technologies aimed at revolutionizing how the metal is produced for the electric vehicle industry. In a national prime time address, Boric said last Thursday a new state-owned company...

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