Researcher inspects strings wicking lithium and salts from a beaker of brine.

Lithium string theory is elegant solution

May be the tech for unifying green energy future and the not-so-often green methods of producing lithium. Researchers at Princeton have developed a surprisingly efficient and environmentally friendly... — Updated 9/18/2023 Full story

View over water storage tank toward the desert mining town of Superior, Ariz.

US mining impacted by water shortages

Mining – especially regarding copper, lithium, and other critical minerals – is one of the most water-intensive industries, and the sector is facing increased operational risks, including community... — Updated 9/22/2023

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 Full story

Hummer EV military prototype charging through mud.

DOD invests $110.6M in battery projects

Grants DPA Title III funds to support Albemarle lithium, Tamarack nickel projects in the US. Continuing its mission to establish domestic lithium-ion battery supply chains, the U.S. Department of Defense... — Updated 9/22/2023

An EV plugged into a battery charger on a sunny day.

DOE invests $16M in solid battery tech

To accelerate the commercialization of solid-state battery tech for EVs; redox flow batteries for grid-scale renewable energy storage. To speed the commercialization of emerging battery technologies, the... — Updated 9/22/2023

A lump of lithium-ion battery scrap to be processed by BASF and TODA.

ABTC joins BASF closed-loop battery team

With significant funding from the Department of Energy toward its Tonopah Flats lithium project, visits from representatives from the White House, and a partnership with TechMet-Mercuria, American Battery... — Updated 9/19/2023 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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