The demand for battery materials for EVs has led to the price of lithium going through the roof. Amid this, Argentina Lithium and Energy is drilling at one flagship lithium project and expects to begin soon at another.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. shares traded 30% higher yesterday after the company reported it executed a five-year supply contract with Mercedes-Benz AG of Germany. Under the terms of the agreement, Rock Tech will provide Mercedes with 10,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium hydroxide yearly, which is expected to generate CA$2 billion in revenue for the company.
Frontier Lithium Inc. announced the latest group of drill results from its Spark Deposit in northwestern Ontario. The firm reported it intersected 326.6m of pegmatite averaging 1.92% lithium oxide (Li2O), which included a 50m high-grade zone of 2.98% Li2O. Canaccord Genuity Corp. (Canada) advised in a research update that the positive results achieved in Frontier's Phase XII drill program once again demonstrate grades that are well above the current mineral resource estimate of 1.38% Li2O.
In light of yesterday's lithium results from Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp., expert Clive Maund takes a look at the 10-year, 15-month, and 6-month charts for the natural resource company to tell you his outlook.
Snow Lake Resources Ltd.'s shares traded 38% higher Friday after the company reported it signed an MOU with global lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution. Under the terms of the proposed agreement, the firms will collaborate to develop and build a lithium hydroxide processing plant in Winnipeg, Man. capable of supplying LG Energy with lithium over a 10-year period beginning in 2025.
Shares of Electra Battery Materials Corp. traded 13% higher yesterday after the company reported it entered into a 3-year supply agreement with LG Energy Solution of South Korea to provide 7,000 tonnes of cobalt sulfate for use in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles in North America.
With a 340% year-over-year increase in the price of lithium, raising cash for exploration is easier than it once was. One lithium junior just raised more than CA$3.3 million to bolster its lithium portfolio with another project in Argentina and continues exploration on a nearby project that borders a lithium project being developed by Rio Tinto.