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MGX and Eureka to install world’s first commercial rapid petrolithium recovery system

The system will be deployed at Eureka’s Standing Stone advanced…

Albemarle declines to participate in LME lithium contract

The LME said in a statement to Reuters that it…

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Talison Lithium reports record sales and production results for third quarter 2011

Talison Lithium Limited ("Talison") (TSX:TLH) announces its preliminary production and sales results for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2011 from its Greenbushes lithium operations in Western Australia (the "Greenbushes Lithium Operations").For the three months ended March 31, 2011, production increased 33%, and sales increased 74% over the three months ended March 31, 2010.

Orocobre Limited: first battery grade lithium carbonate produced from Salar de Olaroz

Orocobre Limited (TSX:ORL)(ASX:ORE) is pleased to report that it has produced battery grade lithium carbonate from Salar de Olaroz brines. Orocobre's analysis shows that the lithium carbonate is of greater than 99.9% purity* and of higher purity than the specifications for battery grade material sold by existing producers. This material was produced by refining a lower purity product previously produced at the company's facilities at Olaroz with recirculated brines. As such, the Company considers the material to be representative of what could be expected in commercial production.

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Canada Lithium shares halted for a mineral resource estimate do-over

Canada Lithium said today it will have to take another look at a resource estimate it used to fund a Can$202-million open pit mine in Quebec. The company said that it was unable to reconcile its own results with a previously announced 43-101-compliant report dated Oct. 28, 2010. In January the company raised Can$110 million via a bought-deal financing.

Vanadium Boost Would Give Batteries More Juice

Don't look now, but vanadium demand is ramping up, according to Jon Hykawy, head of global research with Toronto-based Byron Capital Markets. Vanadium is mostly used to strengthen steel, but the metal could see its demand dramatically increase if battery manufacturers start using it to boost power output in lithium-vanadium cells. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Jon talks about some potential demand drivers for vanadium and some companies looking to capitalize on the impending boost in vanadium use.