Closeup of the gallium and germanium entries on the periodic table of elements.

China's gallium, germanium exports hit zero

August stoppage Is due to timeline to gain approvals under new export limitation process; longer-term curbs yet to be known. While gallium and germanium exports out of China dropped to zero during... — Updated 9/22/2023

Canada, Japan forge battery alliance

A flurry of industry partnerships on battery material projects followed landmark alliance between nations. In a move that aligns Canada’s rich minerals endowment with Japan’s battery-making expertise,... — Updated 9/26/2023

Computer-generated image of critical and precious metals and gems.

DOE critical minerals collaboration launch

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy launched a unifying Critical Materials Collaborative this week to "harness and unify critical materials research across... — Updated 9/26/2023

A container full of powdery pink recycled neodymium material.

Geomega closes in on finalizing groundwork

Provides update on magnet and bauxite recycling pilot plants, and nominates supply chain expert to serve on board. Coming into the final months of 2023, Geomega Resources Inc., a leading developer of... — Updated 9/26/2023

DOE’s ReCell Center displays the simple parts of a shredded battery.

DOE funds national collab for batteries

As part of its Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office, the Department of Energy announced the selection of eight projects to receive a combined $2 million to drive innovation in... — Updated 9/26/2023

Artist rendering of pumped thermal energy storage to be demonstrated in Alaska.

DOE backs Alaska thermal energy storage

Westinghouse to build demo plant that stores excess grid electricity as heat; providing secure, low-cost energy storage in cold climates. To help commercialize a renewable energy storage solution that... — Updated 9/26/2023

Computer-generated image of a solid-state battery on a circuit board.

Solving solid-state batteries

While most leaders in the clean energy sector strongly indicate the concept of solid-state batteries is better, a few hurdles have long held this superior rechargeable battery in the realm of pacemakers... — Updated 9/11/2023

Infographic showing US dependence on China and others for critical minerals.

US minerals reliance raises red flags

Visual Capitalist infographic shines light on America's heavy reliance on China, others for critical minerals. A recent infographic produced by Visual Capitalist raises both figurative and literal red... — Updated 9/21/2023

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