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Rechargeable lithium ion cell for electric vehicles nickel from Giga Metals BC

Tesla in rumored talks with Giga Metals

Tesla wants low-carbon nickel from a future mine at Giga Metals' Turnagain nickel-cobalt deposit in northern British Columbia, Canada, according to Reuters. Citing three unnamed sources, the... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
Lithium spodumene refinery to hydroxide for lithium-ion batteries

Tesla secures Texas Terafactory lithium

Just a week after Tesla Battery Day 2020, where CEO Elon Musk unveiled the electric automaker's massive lithium-ion battery ambitions, the iconic electric automaker has cut a deal to buy some of... — Updated 9/28/2020 Full story

 
Prospector Portal artificial intelligence digital mineral exploration investment

Minerva maps coming to Prospector Portal

Two companies at the forefront of applying artificial intelligence to the mining and mineral exploration sectors are teaming up to provide investors and researchers powerful and user-friendly... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Bytes 
Speedcast industrial communication solutions remote mining operations

Communications solution for remote mines

Speedcast International Ltd., a global leader in communications and IT services, Sept. 29 announced a long-term agreement with Nokia to deploy its industrial-grade private wireless solutions... — Updated 9/30/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Bytes 
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NioCorp eyes new niobium extraction tech

NioCorp Developments Ltd. Sept. 9 announced progress on a new and more environmentally friendly process for extracting niobium from its Elk Creek superalloys material project in Nebraska. A... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
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Extracting REEs from Pennsylvania coal

Best known for its contribution to advancing the Round Top rare earths and critical minerals mine project, Texas Mineral Resources Corp. is now leading a group targeting the development of a... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
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Antibacterial graphene masks from CityU

Scientists in Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, and now Hong Kong are researching graphene-enhanced masks ability to kill viruses and bacteria, further increasing the face covering's effectiveness in... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
Microsoft offers ditgital solutions to South Africa mining sector

Microsoft reimagines South Africa mining

Microsoft believes technologies hold the key to a thriving global mining industry and is showcasing how its digital solutions can transform this crucial sector of the South Africa economy. "Mining... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
Virucidal graphene silver ink for treating masks protective equipment

Tests find Zen Graphene ink kills COVID

After five months of optimization and testing, ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. says it has developed a graphene-based ink that is 99% effective at killing the virus responsible COVID-19. Applied to... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Editorial 

Discovering the elements of innovation

Are you ready to join Metal Tech News on an expedition to discover the elements of innovation that will ensure a more sustainable and prosperous future for mankind? I understand – this is an... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
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Sandvik reimagines the underground mine

From electric loaders with self-swapping battery packs to complete autonomous mining systems, Sandvik is reimagining the future of underground mining. The Sweden-based leader in underground... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
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VW audits EV supply chains back to mines

With the goal of selling more than 1 million electric cars per year by 2025 and having 75 all-electric models by 2029, Volkswagen Group is taking steps to ensure that the array of battery metals... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
European Union critical minerals for wind solar energy electric vehicles

Green energy minerals top EU action plan

The European Union is taking action to ensure it has the critical minerals and metals needed for the coming "transition towards a green and digital economy" over the coming decades. "A secure and... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
Teck miner at solar power generating facility Chilean mine

Teck transitions to renewables in Chile

Taking a big step on its path to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd. has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with The AES Corp., a global power compan... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
2019 Noble Prize chemistry Goodenough solid sate lithium ion battery

Goodenough to change batteries again

Nobel Prize winning co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery John Goodenough is teaming up with a new generation of scientists and entrepreneurs at Energy Exploration Technologies, or EnergyX, to... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
Moon mineral exploration astronauts rock hammers lunar rover

Precedent setting moon sampling mission

NASA wants to buy Moon rocks from a private space miner able to fly up and grab an up to 1.1-pound lunar sample and deliver it to the space agency by 2024. The space administration is not... — Updated 9/17/2020 Full story

 
Lithium ion battery scrap cathode material recycling

Lithium-ion recycling firm ups capacity

American Manganese Inc. Sept. 4 announced further improvements to the design and capacity of its RecycLiCo pilot plant, which recovers cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum from... — Updated 9/15/2020 Full story

 
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Tesla empowers artisanal cobalt miners

Tesla Inc. has joined a growing effort to address artisanal cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, not by boycotting this much maligned source of the lithium-ion battery metal but by... — Updated 9/15/2020 Full story

 
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Texas congressmen craft rare earths bill

A pair of Texas congressmen, Republican Lance Gooden and Democrat Vicente Gonzalez, have introduced the Reclaiming American Rare Earths Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing America's... — Updated 9/15/2020 Full story

 
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Saskatchewan REE separation plant coming

Canada's first commercial rare earth processing facility is expected to be operational in Saskatchewan by 2022. The government of the central Canadian province announced it is investing C$31... — Updated 9/15/2020 Full story

 
ControlMaster G dash remote autonomous mine equipment display

Evolution of autonomous gold mining fleet

RCT, an Australia-based autonomous solutions specialist that delivers products and support to clients in 71 countries around the globe, said it has successfully commissioned the underground... — Updated 9/9/2020 Full story

 
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Ultra-fast charging graphene SuperBattery

The ability to charge an electric vehicle in just 15 seconds would wipe out many of the barriers to EV ownership – slow charging times, battery degradation, and range anxiety. Skeleton... — Updated 9/9/2020 Full story

 
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Top five mineral exploration AI startups

StartUs Insights, a global data science company that specializes in technology startup companies, recently named its top five artificial intelligence mineral exploration startups. AI and machine... — Updated 9/2/2020 Full story

 
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Gates backed nuclear firm initiates Natrium

TerraPower, a nuclear innovation company co-founded by Bill Gates, and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy are developing a hybrid nuclear reactor and energy storage system specially designed to be... — Updated 9/1/2020 Full story

 
Environmental friendly gold leach extraction formula technology

Group 11 intends to disrupt gold mining

Group 11 Technologies Inc., a US-based company developing a means of dissolving metals while they are still underground and pumping the metal-rich solution to the surface, has officially been... — Updated 9/1/2020 Full story

 

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