A New Player in the Manganese Battery Market?

A New Player in the Manganese Battery Market?

Star Minerals is joining forces with Cooperative Mineral Resources and Octopus Technologies in a bid to enter the manganese battery industry. As part of a mine-to-market plan, Star will help Cooperative Mineral Resources develop the Emily manganese-iron project in Minnesota. Meanwhile, Octopus Technologies will help with the technical development of a battery system.

India Forecasts Manganese Demand/Supply Gap by 2020

The Indian Bureau of Mines believes a critical gap between supply and demand will hit the Asian powerhouse by 2020, and has called current manganese mining operations "highly inadequate."

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Company News

BHP Billiton Shareholders to Vote on Demerger in May 2015

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BHP,LSE:BLT) is proposing to spin off its aluminium, coal, manganese and silver assets into a separate company. Stakeholders will vote on the proposed demerger in May 2015.

India Faces Possible Manganese Supply Shortage

India's Bureau of Mines (IBM) has warned that the country could face a severe manganese demand and supply gap by 2020 which could impact steel production in the country.

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Company Videos

INN Video: Andrew Male of Cancana Resources

Andrew Male, CEO of Cancana Resources (TSXV:CNY) spoke with the Investing News Network at PDAC in Toronto and told us why investors should consider projects that are "near-term production and with cash-flow and financing already in place", as well as the Company's upcoming catalysts in 2013.

Market News

Australian Manganese Train Hits Four-wheel Drive

Australian Mining reported that according to Northern Territory police, a manganese freight train has collided with a four-wheel drive that was stuck on the train tracks.

Manganese Ore Prices Holding Steady

Platts reported that manganese ore prices to China firmed today, with the 44-percent variety hitting $4.20 per dry metric ton unit CIF Tianjin.

Chinese Manganese Ore Prices Steady Today

Metal Bulletin reported that Chinese manganese ore prices stayed steady today "as large miners held offers and buyers waited for direction."

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