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 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
CdTe cadmium thin film photovoltaic PV solar panels critical byproduct metals

Mining refinery waste for solar energy

Solar accounted for nearly 40% of the new electricity generating capacity added in the United States during 2019. With sun-fueled electricity expected to continue growing with more... — Updated 4/5/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
Mask virus Vale mining company Covid 19 Challenge innovations prevention

Vale offers $1M for COVID-19 innovations

Vale, a Brazil-based mining company with operations in Canada and around the globe, is challenging innovators to come up with solutions to minimize the societal impacts of COVID-19... — Updated 4/4/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
Separated rare earth elements praseodymium neodymium lanthanum cerium

Texas REE separation plant makes progress

Texas Mineral Resources Corp. and USA Rare Earth LLC April 2 said the COVID-19 outbreak thus far has not held up progress on their Round Top critical minerals project in Texas and... — Updated 4/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
Self driving autonomous mining loader glass labyrinth underground mine

Robotic mines of the future are here

Minerbots unite! With an arsenal of lasers and explosives able to reduce mineral-rich bedrock to rubble before morphing into trucks, loaders and other heavy equipment to deliver... — Updated 4/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Bytes 
First Cobalt Canada refinery for North America source of battery metal

First Cobalt advances Canada refinery

First Cobalt Corp. has taken another step on its path to becoming a North American producer of cobalt sulfate for the electric vehicle industry. An important ingredient in the... — Updated 4/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
62 metals minerals for smartphones iPhone Samsung Galaxy Fold

Miracle of metals make smartphones smart

Morning alarm, news feed, email delivery system, daily planner, camera, calculator, social media medium and, oh yeah, a way to talk with family, friends and colleagues – smartphon... — Updated 3/31/2020 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... — Updated 3/31/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
Rare earth elements China United States energy metals

A tale of two rare earth countries

Unique, remarkable, magical and irreplaceable are some of the adjectives uses to describe rare earths – a group of 17 elements with names most of us have never heard of but have... — Updated 3/31/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
Ucore Rare Metals Bokan Mountain Dotson Ridge REE deposit Alaska

COVID-19 underscores rare earth exposure

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. says the COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on the need for a domestic supply of rare earth elements and other critical minerals and the company continues... — Updated 3/31/2020 Full story

 
Graphene coating for antibacterial paints varnishes COVID 19 viruses

Graphene paint could slow virus spread

The strongest and most conductive material known to man, graphene is considered a miracle material that will likely change how we construct things in the 21st century – from... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story

 
Copper3D NanoHack 3D printable micro copper antimicrobial Covid 19 masks

Hack the pandemic with nano-copper

Copper3D, a Chile-based tech start-up, is harnessing the power of copper, 3D printing and an open-source design to help ensure there are enough face masks to go around during the... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story

 
Medical studies show zinc lozenges effective in fighting viruses like COVID-19

Zinc may galvanize body against COVID-19

Can zinc lozenges and syrups galvanize our bodies' defenses against COVID-19? Research and clinical trials have demonstrated its ability to lessen the severity and duration of simil... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story

 
Books complex mining technical reports Prospector tool searchable data

Mining investment moves into digital age

A global mining expert and entrepreneur has teamed up with a Boston-based tech firm that specializes in using machine learning to optimize market research to create Prospector, a ne... — Updated 3/18/2020 Full story

 
Zinc8 Energy Solution zinc air electrical storage lab technician

Zinc8 lands NY energy storage installation

Zinc8 Energy Solutions, formerly MGX Renewables Inc, March 11 announced it has signed an agreement to install a 100-kilowatt (kw), 1.5-megawatt-hour (MWh) zinc-air energy storage... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story

 
Samsung scientists develop carbon silver anode solid state lithium ion battery

Samsung solid state battery breakthrough

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) are working on high-performance, long-lasting all-solid-state batteries that are expected... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story

 
Glencore Mutanda copper cobalt mine Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Glencore joins Global Battery Alliance

Glencore plc March 6 announced it has joined the Global Battery Alliance, a World Economic Forum initiative to help establish and collaborate on a sustainable battery value chain.... — Updated 3/10/2020 Full story

 
Copper mineralization at Nico cobalt gold bismuth mine project NWT

Fortunate mix of critical metals in Canada

As lithium-ion battery and electric car companies seek reliable and ethical sources of cobalt, Fortune Minerals Ltd. has sights set on supplying some of that cobalt – along with... — Updated 3/10/2020 Full story

 
Nickel sap hypoaccumulators agromining phytomining Malaysia Borneo

Tapping nickel syrup from Borneo trees

Could we mine the nickel we need for lithium-ion batteries, stainless steel and other applications in much the same way as we make pure maple syrup – from the sap of trees?... — Updated 3/10/2020 Full story

 
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at PDAC mining convention Toronto

Trudeau rolls out electric mine incentive

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rolled out plans to get more electric vehicles into and less carbon dioxide emitting from Canadian mines in the coming years. To help Canada... — Updated 3/8/2020 Full story

 
EnivroLeach gold processing plant at Golden Predator 3 Aces mine project Yukon

Drilling gold wells with EnviroLeach tech

Hardrock mining companies have long been envious of their oil and gas counterparts' ability to drill a hole into the ground and extract liquid minerals. Group 11 Technologies Inc.,... — Updated 3/5/2020 Full story

 
Enviroleach non-cyanide gold leach recovery technology sustainable

Gold leaching with edible ingredients

Looking to put its best foot forward when it comes to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), Golden Predator Mining Corp. is testing a non-cyanide and... — Updated 3/5/2020 Full story

 

BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupe

BMW Group has unveiled its Concept i4, a gran coupe that brings fully electric vehicles to the core of the BMW brand. "The design is dynamic, clean and elegant. In short: a perfect... — Updated 3/5/2020 Full story

 
SpaceX Falcon launches from Cape Canaveral Heavy Falcon NASA Psyche Mission

SpaceX to launch NASA mission to Psyche

SpaceX will be launching a NASA payload to 16 Psyche, a roughly 173-mile-long asteroid in the belt between Mars and Jupiter that is made up of nickel, iron and other metals.... — Updated 3/4/2020 Full story

 
Rare earth element dysprosium highest supply risk US Geological Survey

Some critical minerals are more critical

When it comes to criticality, not all critical minerals are equal. To sort out the hierarchy of these mined materials, the United States Geological Survey has developed a powerful... — Updated 3/3/2020 Full story

 
Hydrogen Fuel Cell mining haul truck largest EV electric vehicle Anglo American

World's largest EV will be a mine truck

Global miner Anglo American has teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop the world's largest electric vehicle – an ultra-class mining haul truck. A hydrogen fuel... — Updated 2/27/2020 Full story

 

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