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

Meet the Canadian women solving problems, digging deep and changing the face of the mining industry

In honour of Women in Mining Day, Electric Autonomy Canada spotlights some of the leading women in the Canadian mining sector. While there remains a steep climb to gender equality, signs of progress — including opportunities due to mining electrification — are encouraging

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

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

Manitoba lithium company looks to become continental EV battery supply chain player

Mining hopeful Snow Lake Resources is years away from producing lithium from its Manitoba project, but the company is already looking for potential partners to develop an integrated North American supply chain

Mangrove Lithium closes US$10-million marquee financing to build next-generation lithium refinery

Vancouver startup announces that Breakthrough Energy Ventures — an investment group founded by Bill Gates to advance zero-emissions solutions — is leading its Series A investment round, along with BDC Capital, to finance a commercial-scale refinery that will be faster, more flexible and cheaper than current facilities

Water vs. watts: Why the battery race must include a strategic commitment to H2O stewardship

Without worldwide adoption and enforcement of sustainable mining practices, demand for critical battery metals for electric vehicles threatens to disrupt water security — one of the most urgent development challenges of our time