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.
Shares of lithium-ion battery manufacturer Romeo Power Inc. traded 26% higher after the company reported it entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by commercial EV truck maker Nikola Corp. in an all-stock transaction valued at $144 million.
Shares of Nano One Materials Corp. traded 46% higher after the company reported it has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Québec lithium iron phosphate cathode material manufacturer Johnson Matthey Battery Materials Ltd. for CA$10.25 million.