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 By K. Warner    Tech Metals

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 Full story

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
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

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech 
Aerial view of rock crushing and screen operation at a quarry in Cyprus.

Destigmatizing tailings in carbon capture

Global electrification of an extensive amount of industrial processes necessitates a counterbalance to the wave of new mining required for the electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure to meet... — Updated 3/21/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes 
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 4... — Updated 3/21/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
Graphic depicting transition metal chalcogenide nanofibers at the atomic level.

Metallic nanowire breakthrough from Tokyo

In recent years a great deal of research has gone into creating revolutionary nanomaterials capable of self-assembling into a wide range of dimensional structures at an atomic level. Transition metal... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
Graphic of potential geothermal uses for power generation, heating, and cooling.

Geothermal promises increased potential

Geothermal power has generally represented region-specific and niche clean energy in the public consciousness for over a century. Today, thanks to a profusion of social outreach and government incentives,... — Updated 3/13/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
The near desert of the Los Azules Mine project in San Juan, Argentina.

Stellantis invests $155m in copper miner

In a surprising move, automotive multinational Stellantis has announced the acquisition of a 14.2% equity stake in McEwen Copper, a subsidiary of McEwen Mining, becoming the Canadian company's... — Updated 3/7/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
A hydrogen fuel cell-powered haul truck at Mogalakwena mine.

First Mode's next step to zero emissions

Installing fuel cells in more than 400 mining trucks for Anglo American. Only two months after a $1.5 billion transaction that transformed First Mode from a Seattle-based space mission engineering startup... — Updated 3/6/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Tech Metals
A Tesla 4860 lithium-ion battery with a backdrop of brightly colored swirls.

Tesla makes graphite deal with Magnis

Australia-based Magnis Energy Solutions has signed an agreement with Tesla for North American anode active material (AAM) production. This offtake agreement outlines Tesla's purchase of a substantial part... — Updated 3/2/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
Female industrial worker with hard hat, safety equipment, and electronic tablet.

Komatsu, Cummins integrate data systems

American motor and power tech leader Cummins and Japanese construction and mining equipment brand Komatsu are continuing their history of innovative collaboration with a streamlined remote monitoring syste... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Metals
MGA Thermal CEO and CTO measure graphite-aluminum thermal energy storage blocks.

Shell funds MGA Thermal storage plant

Green energy startup MGA Thermal and its long-duration energy storage solution rose above a field of dozens of quality applicants to win a $400,000 grant from Shell GameChanger, an initiative sponsored by... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
Volvo’s lineup in the battery-electric vehicle industry’s heavy trucks.

Out in front: Volvo heads electrification

Since starting electric heavy truck production in 2019, Volvo has swiftly become a leader in the market with a running tally of 4,300 vehicles on the road in over 38 countries, including nearly half of... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
Perovskite solar panels with cutouts showing layers of materials in the cells.

Next-gen solar material breakthrough

Over the last two decades, perovskite crystal lattices have been held as extremely promising materials in photovoltaic and light-emitting devices. This family of minerals exhibits unique electrical... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
A battery-electric Sandvik truck and loader working underground.

Rana Gruber orders electric Sandvik fleet

In Norway, the Rana Gruber iron ore mining and mineral processing operation has purchased a fleet of 19 battery-electric vehicles from Sandvik. The order is being filled during this year's first quarter... — Updated 2/21/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Tech Metals
A pile of black powder produced during the lithium battery recycling process.

Tackling EV battery recycling with tech

Electric vehicles are a major player in the decarbonization of the global transport sector. The industry is under pressure to seek the shortest, most profitable route to a renewable future, which puts its... — Updated 2/17/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Tech Metals
Extended hand holding a large chunk of nickel ore with a mine in the background.

Nickel's evolving role in green power

The challenge of reducing emissions from the mining industry as a whole is ongoing and especially vital for the metals needed in renewable power and de-carbonized transportation. Taking center stage in... — Updated 2/15/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
The Sandvik Toro LH307 is designed to operate in underground environments.

Japan automates top-producing gold mine

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions' AutoMine loading technology is the latest advancement in Sumitomo Metal Mining's long-term vision of leading the world in the non-ferrous metals industry. The Japanese... — Updated 1/31/2023 Full story


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