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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
Mercedes Benz Daimler Farasis energy electric vehicles batteries

Mercedes-Benz buys into EV batteries

Mercedes-Benz is investing in Chinese developer and supplier of lithium-ion batteries, Farasis Energy, in accordance with the German automaker's goal to become carbon-neutral automotive company.... — Updated 7/9/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Solar wind renewable electricity power many Australia metal mines

Australia miners pen climate action plan

Mineral Council of Australia has published a climate action plan that supports the ongoing commitment by the Australian minerals industry to decarbonize the economy and further address climate... — Updated 7/8/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
Internet of things iot mining connectivity digital connected devises Inmarsat

Challenges of connecting mining to IoT

With hopes of improving efficiency, safety and profits, the vast majority of mining companies around the globe are incorporating internet of things technologies into their operations, according... — Updated 7/7/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
artificial intelligence ai predictive maintenance mining GlobalData

Predictive maintenance is a game changer

The cost savings offered by artificial intelligence-powered predictive maintenance, compared to standard preventative maintenance, is a game-changer for mining and other commercial enterprises.... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Automous mining trucks Zyfra sensors Huawei 5G network SUEK coal mine Russia

Russian coal miner puts 5G to the test

SUEK, among the world's largest coal and energy companies, is testing autonomous trucks using 5G network at its Chernogorsky open pit mine in Khakassia, Russia. A pilot project at the coal mine... — Updated 6/30/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
First Cobalt refinery to supply sustainable battery metal in North America

First Cobalt strengthens ESG commitment

In a move that demonstrates its commitment to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) practices, First Cobalt Corp. joins the Cobalt Institute as associate member. "Becoming a... — Updated 6/30/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Computer motherboard electronics critical metals from mining tailings

Mining innovator awarded prestigious grant

Recently, Phoenix Tailings announced it has become a recipient of the National Science Foundation Phase I Small Business Innovation Research award to continue on breakthrough research and... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Exyn Technologies Advanced Autonomous Aerial Robot A3R drone system

Exyn bestowed mine robotics award

Autonomous drone pioneer, Exyn Technologies has been bestowed the RBR50 Robotics Innovation in Mining award. Presented annually by Robotics Business Review, the RBR50 Innovation Award recognizes... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Metal 3D printing parts for Air Force Hercules aircraft cargo door

Metal 3D printing opens Hercules doors

U.S. Air Force Airman Technical Sergeant Ryan McBride, who is the sheet metal production lead of the 19th Maintenance Squadron, in collaboration with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
STS3D virtual reality VR for underground mine blasting training Anglo American

VR offers a virtual blast for new miners

Global mining company Anglo American is harnessing the virtual reality and motion capture expertise of STS3D and Vicon Motion Systems to create a state-of-the-art virtual environment to safely... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Graphene spintronics could break Moore's Law of computer technology price

Graphene opens door to 'spintronic' tech

Recently, advances in theoretical and experimental phenomena in studies surrounding spin transport electronics have emerged providing evidence that graphene and 2D materials could move... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Graphene 2D carbon material strongest high conductivity antiviral antimicrobial

Antimicrobial graphene paint passes test

New York-based graphene supplier and product manufacturer, GrapheneCA announced that primary testing has confirmed its graphene-rich antimicrobial coating formula is 99.9% effective in making... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Predictive maintenance gears mining equipment parts efficiency cost savings

A predictive shift for mine maintenance

RIO Analytics and OneWatt, innovative companies showcased in the Prospect Mining Studio cohort, are taking unique approaches to a fast-growing mining technology, shifting from the old method of... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
capturing carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plant upcycling

Carbon Upcycling to tackle climate issues

Up next on the cohort of companies included in the Prospect Mining Studio lineup is Carbon Upcycling Technologies; a company that believes carbon is a resource, not a problem, and is developing a... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Ora GrapheneQ GQ headphones crisp tight high quality high end sound

Ora makes striking music with graphene

Graphene, the strongest and most highly conductive material known to man, happens to make really good speakers. Canadian start-up Ora Graphene Audio Inc. is taking advantage of the unique... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Lithium ion battery cathode cobalt aluminum lithium recycling

Next step for lithium-ion metal recycling

American Manganese Inc. has launched tests focused on upgrading and expanding its RecycLiCo pilot plant, which recovers cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum from the cathodes of spent... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Vollebak Full Metal Jacket copper antimicrobial coronavirus Covid 19 protection

Copper materializes as post-COVID style

From facemasks to "Full Metal Jackets", virus killing copper clothing is an emerging fashion trend for people looking to protect themselves as they venture out from the COVID-19 lockdown. Copper... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Fuller Moto 3d printing electric futuristic 2029 Majestic motorcycle concept

Fuller Moto prints futuristic motorcycle

Fuller Moto takes advantage of the design freedom offered by cutting-edge metal 3D printing technology to create the 2029 Majestic, an ultra-modern electric motorcycle inspired by a classic. A cus... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
3D rendering kitchen LexSet AI artificial intelligenc training routine

LexSet is training AI with 3D images

Burgeoning startup LexSet is taking an innovative approach to artificial intelligence training by creating an infinite amount of information by generating synthetic data. Based in Brooklyn, New... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Metal Laser 3D printing gear cog

Advancing metal 3D printing tech

Metal 3D printing has the potential to reshape the way metallic objects are manufactured and four companies – Desktop Metal, ExOne, Rapidia and Velo3D – are breaking new ground with their... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Large tailings storage Mexico Phoenix Tailings plans to remine mining waste

Mining mine waste for technology metals

Aptly named startup Phoenix Tailings seeks to transform a core concern within the mining sector, the waste materials from mining, into a profitable and sustainable new solution and market. Founded... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Graphene medical uses antiviral virucidal ink masks protective equipment

Graphene goes into COVID-19 killing ink

Zen Graphene Solutions is collaborating with Graphene Composites Ltd. to develop a COVID-19 killing virucidal graphene-based composite ink that can be applied to fabrics, including N95 face masks... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Prospect Mining Studio Newlab Vimson Transformative Technology Applied

Tech startup platform for mining industry

Newlab LLC, in collaboration with the Vimson Group, presented their Transformative Technology Applied to Mining event during an April 28 webinar showcasing Prospect Mining Studio. This... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Truck hauls small nuclear reactor module SMR for delivery to electric plant site

Mini-reactors join renewable energy race

Global interest has begun for recent development in the renewable energy race with an unlikely contender – miniaturized nuclear reactors. This relatively new nuclear reactor design, known as a... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Cognitive AI machine learning for mineral exploration Minerva Intelligence

Time to give AI mineral exploration a try

With many mineral exploration geologists self-isolating behind a computer screen instead of out in the field breaking rocks, artificial intelligence offers a means of generating new exploration... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 

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