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Lunar Outpost’s MAPP rover to be used for mining on the Moon.

Australia's Moon to Mars Trailblazers

Foreseeing the importance of a presence in space, the Minister for Industry and Science, Australian parliament member Ed Husic, along with dignitaries from the Australian Space Agency and NASA, announced... — Updated 3/28/2023

A Volvo FH Electric truck dumping rocks inside an underground mine.

Volvo, Boliden deploy EV mining trucks

Starting this year, Swedish mining group Boliden will begin incorporating heavy battery-electric trucks into its underground transport fleet, beginning with two vehicles from Volvo Trucks. Diesel engines... — Updated 3/28/2023

University of Texas Research scientist Estibalitz Ukar sitting on a rock.

Groundbreaking CO2 capture mining tech

University of Texas scientists develop CO2-injection tech that breaks rocks and stores carbon. University of Texas at Austin researchers may have made a literal groundbreaking discovery for mining the... — Updated 3/28/2023

Daoru Han and Jacob Ortega discuss space inside plasma vacuum chamber.

NASA Lunar Forge winner earns funding

Under the lead of a doctoral aerospace engineering student at Missouri University of Science and Technology, a team of 12 undergraduates have come together to continue research on a project that is out of... — Updated 3/28/2023

EV tax credit timeline may be too short

American electric vehicle manufacturers are under pressure from the massive federal legislation aimed at creating a robust domestic value chain for several key battery minerals and rare earths. These... — Updated 3/28/2023

Rendering of CTR’s planned Hell’s Kitchen geothermal power-lithium facility.

Hell's Kitchen heats up with $1.4B deal

CTR signs MOU to purchase six geothermal power plants from Fuji Electric Corp. With the signing of a contract for $1.4 billion of geothermal power facilities built by Fuji Electric Corp. of America,... — Updated 3/28/2023

ABTC’s newest Nevada facility will recycle lithium-ion batteries.

ABTC builds base for battery independence

As more and more companies answer the call to supply the materials needed to fuel the clean energy transition, American Battery Technology Company has been doing its part to establish a strong foundation... — Updated 3/15/2023

Artistic concept of battery storing wind and solar-generated electricity.

US green energy storage hits headwinds

Supply constraints slow installations; WoodMac expects li-ion batteries to dominate energy storage in US over next five years. The transition to clean electricity generated from intermittent sources such... — Updated 3/21/2023

Construction supervisors look at battery plant blueprints laid on hood of VW.

VW in bid to become global battery supplier

In spite of a robust collection of new hybrid and electric vehicle models coming out, Volkswagen's hottest project may not be a car. With batteries being the most expensive component in an EV, at roughly... — Updated 3/21/2023

3D rendering of Volkswagen’s future Salzgitter gigafactory.

Ontario new home to VW gigafactory

Setting up in one of North America's fastest-growing lithium-ion battery development zones, Volkswagen Group has foreseen the potential and has opted to build its next gigafactory outside of Europe in the... — Updated 3/21/2023

3D rendering of bumpy graphene with hydrogen molecules at the peaks.

Graphene exhibits catalytic properties

Pinning yet another magical property on the coat of the wonder material known as graphene begs the question – is there anything that graphene can't do? A team of researchers from the National Graphene... — Updated 3/28/2023

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