PDAC 2022 features a heavy emphasis on optimizing the mining world for the EV revolution

As the world moves toward electrification and electric vehicles, many discussions at PDAC, the annual international mining conference in Toronto, centred around Canada’s opportunity to leverage its unique resource base and policy environment to supply the critical minerals that will drive the revolution forward

B.C.’s Nano One buys $10.25-million cathode active material facility in Quebec, inks deal with BASF for battery development

The BASF partnership, coupled with the acquisition of one of North America’s only lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery materials facilities, helps move Nano One closer to its goal of becoming a low-cost producer of high performance cathode powders for use in lithium-ion batteries

Electricity access in Ontario under spotlight as questions hover about previously unannounced LG Chem battery supply factory

More questions than answers surround the fate of a potential LG Chem factory deal in Windsor, but the resulting scrutiny has turned electricity supply into a hot topic in the Ontario election campaign

Sudbury EV battery supply chain conference unites stakeholders: “We need to do more”

From Indigenous relations to sourcing raw materials to waste reduction to value-added manufacturing, experts at Sudbury’s marquee event were unanimous that realizing Canada’s enormous EV battery supply chain potential hinges on further cooperation and commitment from all participants in the sector

Industry minister Champagne says Canada’s EV supply chain potential is getting “noticed” by German automakers

In a press conference after a week of meetings in Europe that included stops with automakers in Germany, federal industry minister François-Philippe Champagne says Canada’s proximity to critical minerals, large markets and clean energy is drawing lots of new interest

New developments suggest Canada is about to play a greater role in Tesla’s global supply chain

A new plan to hire a critical minerals supply chain policy associate in Toronto, plus a rumoured deal with Vale to secure Canadian nickel and Tesla’s growing commercial and lobbying presence, all suggest Canada is about to play a greater role in the automaker’s global supply chain

Budget 2022 puts over $9 billion into EV battery supply chain, ZEV purchase rebates, suitability assessments and clean electricity

Investing in critical minerals comes out as a major line item for the Liberal government’s 2022 budget with greater emphasis put on transitioning medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and pushing Canada’s electrical grids to 100 per cent non-emitting sources