Supply Chain & Operations Articles


Laws Thwart US Bid to Match China on Lithium Mining

US bid to increase domestic production of lithium in order to reduce reliance on Chinese supplies of critical mineral frustrated by 'confusing' state laws


Focus on: Lithium – ‘White Gold’ Driving the EV Revolution

Because of the move to electric vehicles, the metal lithium is rapidly becoming a vitally important part of world’s bid to move away from fossil fuels


Aluminium Industry Calls for new North America Body

The US Aluminium Association, Mexico’s Instituto Mexicano del Aluminio & the Aluminium Association of Canada are calling for new North American trade body

Vale Base Metals Leads Global Critical Minerals Production

As Vale celebrates a successful 2023, we explore the company mining & refining many of the critical minerals we rely on including nickel, copper & cobalt

The Global Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Ranking

Canada beats China to the top spot of The Global Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Ranking for the first time in its history

The New Responsible Minerals Initiative Investor Network

Stewart Investors is the founding member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative Investor Network which will work to improve mineral supply chains

Gécamines & Ivanhoe Restart Kipushi Zinc-Copper-Silver Mine

Kipushi Is Expected to Produce More Than 250,000 Tonnes of Zinc Annually Over First Five Years of Re-Opening Say Gécamines & Ivanhoe Mines

Supply Chain in Mining: The Race for Critical Raw Materials

Vinson & Elkins LLP Examines Two Recent Acts That It Believes Are Decisive Steps Towards the Securing of Critical Raw Materials Supply Chains