SQM Launches First Corporate Acceleration Program Focused on Startups

The main objective of the first SQM Lithium Ventures Corporate Acceleration Program is to find and promote new technologies and innovations related to lithium. Organized in collaboration with Endeavor, the application process beings on March 6.

Canada pushes Chinese miners out of Canadian lithium

The Canadian government has ordered three Chinese lithium miners have been ordered to divest from Canadian lithium operations.

Circulor and SQM: Deal on lithium traceability

Lithium producer SQM will use UK-based supply chain traceability provider Circulor’s technology suite to ensure the provenance of SQM’s lithium from the mine to the EV battery.

Visit by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Chile brings new impetus to bilateral relations between the two countries

Accompanied by a delegation from politics and business, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz paid an official visit to Chile on January 29 and 30.

Bauma 2022 exceeds all expectations

From October 24 to 30, bauma 2022 took place and the Messe München exhibition center once again became the global epicenter of the construction, civil engineering and mining machinery industry. Despite the numerous factors of instability affecting the global economy (pandemic, war in Ukraine, inflation, supply shortages, etc.), this year’s edition closed with excellent figures: 3,200 exhibitors from 60 countries and more than 495,000 visitors from over 200 countries attended the fair. The share of international visitors was around 50 percent.

CHILE: Women in Mining, UC Innovation Center and Siemens launch mining digitization academy for women

Industries undergoing Digital Transformation require today more than ever, a balance of technological capabilities, both operational and digital, with human capabilities that combine culture, digital talent and strategic platforms.

In some sectors such as mining, this is challenged by

Required and desired: breakthroughs for future-proofing mineral and metal extraction

In a recent article published in Mineral Economics, Elisabeth Clausen and Aarti Sörensen of RWTH Aachen discuss the technological and non-technological breakthroughs required for managing the current transformation pushed by global sustainability and climate challenges.

Machines in Construction develops data interface

Together with the agreed data protocol, the new MiC 4.0 Bus enables every attachment to communicate unambiguously and without additional devices with every construction machine, regardless of brand and manufacturer. It was jointly developed by the participating companies in the attachment cluster of the MiC 4.0 Machines in Construction working group and will now be presented live for the first time at bauma from 24-30 October in the LAB0 innovation hall.

Australia: “Copper for Tomorrow CRC” – Invitation for Industry Partners

A dedicated Cooperative Research Center (CRC) will bring industry and research together to help the copper industry achieve its ESG goals while remaining profitable and solving challenges throughout the copper value chain.

Rio Tinto invests in new aluminium recycling centre in Canada

Rio Tinto has just announced that it will invest USD 29 million in the construction of a new aluminum recycling facility at its Arvida plant in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec.