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Teck to trace germanium with blockchain

Teck Resources Ltd. is piloting a project that utilizes the power of blockchain technology to trace responsibly produced germanium from its Red Dog zinc mine in Northwest Alaska all the way to... — Updated 1/20/2022 Full story

Exyn delivers 3D models in living color

Imagine a future where a geologist could slip on a virtual reality headset and descend into a full-color, highly accurate 3D model of a mine abandoned decades earlier and much too unstable to... — Updated 1/14/2022 Full story

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BHP orders battery electric locomotives

On the heels of Rio Tinto's order for four battery-electric locomotives to pull trains of iron ore in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, BHP has placed an order for four of its own... — Updated 1/18/2022 Full story

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Greener lithium batteries with plasma tech

Seeking greener and more efficient technology for the production of advanced lithium materials for rechargeable batteries, Australia-based Albemarle Corp. has entered into a joint development... — Updated 1/14/2022 Full story

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An inconvenient truth for climate change

It is an inconvenient truth that the low-carbon future envisioned by world leaders that gathered for the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, cannot be built without massive new... — Updated 1/11/2022 Full story

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Tesla cuts deal for Minnesota nickel

As the competition for supplies of the minerals and metals needed to build electric vehicles heats up, Tesla Inc. has cut a deal to secure the nickel for the lithium-ion batteries to power its... — Updated 1/18/2022 Full story

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Porsche EV makes record American climb

From the 1,774 feet below sea level depths of a Michigan mine to the 14,115-foot-high summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, television producer J.F. Musial and his team broke a Guinness World Record... — Updated 1/14/2022 Full story

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Volvo debuts second-gen all-electric truck

In keeping with the green energy transition trend, Volvo Trucks Jan. 14 announced the launch of its next iteration Volvo VNR Electric – one of six all-electric heavy truck models offered by the... — Updated 1/18/2022 Full story

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