Lithium Australia wins protection over metal extraction technology

Lithium technology company Lithium Australia has been granted a patent from IP Australia covering its LieNA lithium metal processing technology. The Perth company is developing mining, processing, battery cathode manufacturing and battery recycling operations, and now receives protection for 20 years for its core technology. The company and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation…

Neometals poised to move on battery recycling market

Metals technology group Neometals appears poised to enter the European battery recycling market following the successful conclusion of its pilot plant technology proving phase. The company announced the completion of trials at its Canadian pilot plant on Thursday, and plans to move ahead with a European demonstration plant in partnership with Germany’s SMS Group. It…

Archer graphite tested in li-ion batteries

Archer Materials has successfully made high-value coated spherical graphite (CSG) from its Campoona graphite mine on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and tested it in lithium-ion battery prototypes. The company told investors it had used commercially available amorphous carbon to coat the spherical graphite which was derived from flake graphite mined 220 kilometres north-west of Adelaide.…

FYI Resources moves ahead on Kwinana alumina plant, secures new equity

Perth materials technology group FYI Resources has announced a positive result from its definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Western Australian high purity alumina (HPA) project. The company, which plans a kaolin mine at Cadoux, WA and a processing plant at Kwinana south of Perth, has also secured $80 million in development equity financing for…