Lithium market news – most experts see strong lithium demand, despite some short-term pricing pressures in 2019. Junior lithium miner company news – Bacanora Lithium signs investment and off-take agreement with Ganfeng Lithium. Welcome to the July 2019 edition of the “junior” lithium miner news. I have categorized those lithium miners that won’t likely be in production before 2020 as the juniors. Investors are reminded that most of the lithium juniors will most likely be needed in the mid 2020s to supply the booming electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage markets. This means investing in these companies requires a higher risk tolerance, and a longer time frame. July saw lithium prices slightly lower again. It was a relatively quiet month of lithium company news; however still some big announcements including the Bacanora Lithium/Ganfeng Lithium agreement and the European Metals Holdings/CEZ agreement. During July, 99% lithium carbonate China spot prices were down 1.93%. Spodumene (5% min) prices were down 0.2%. Fastmarkets (formerly Metal Bulletin) reports 99.5% lithium carbonate battery grade spot prices cif China, Japan & Korea of US$10.50-1...