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 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
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Reclaiming critical mineral independence

Recycling metals from spent lithium-ion batteries and rare earths from outmoded computers play a vital role in the United States reclaiming its critical mineral independence, according to... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 
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Battery-grade manganese from Battle Hill

Manganese X Energy Corp. said recent tests have improved the efficiency and economics of recovering manganese from the exploration company's Battle Hill project in New Brunswick, Canada. Manganese... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 
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Annual EV fuel savings average $450 in US

An electric vehicle owner may be able to save a car payment or two per year due to the lower costs of powering up an EV compared to driving a similar gas car, according to a new analysis... — Updated 7/1/2020 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 7/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
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New Battery Deal idea floated to Congress

In addition to dealing a major blow to the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on a chink in the United States' economic and security armor – an overreliance on foreign... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Bytes 
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TERRA Mining AI now available Down Under

Canada-based Minerva Intelligence Inc.'s artificial intelligence-driven suite of mineral exploration software and services will be available to mining companies and geologists in Australia and New... — Updated 6/30/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
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COVID killing ultraviolet light discovery

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, ultraviolet light has emerged as a popular way to kill novel coronavirus without the use of harsh chemicals. While research has shown that UV light is an effective... — Updated 6/30/2020 Full story

 
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Out of this world 3D printed graphene

Incredibly strong, lightweight, and conductive, it was only a matter of time the out-of-this-world properties of graphene were considered for use by the aerospace industry. Now, University of Brit... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Zen provides graphene for COVID-19 test

Graphene's ability to kill viruses has captured headlines as companies look to add it to face masks, sporting equipment, paints and numerous other products aimed at stemming the spread of... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Shell, IBM launch smart mining platform

Shell and IBM have joined forces to create Oren, a global business-to-business digital mining services marketplace platform aimed at helping companies find solutions related to mine safety,... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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USA rare earth separation pilot underway

With the commissioning of a pilot plant in Colorado now underway, USA Rare Earth LLC is one step closer to producing rare earth elements on American soil. Based in New York City, USA Rare Earth... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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The vanadium mines to batteries strategy

VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. has positioned itself along the entire vanadium-based energy storage supply chain, from Canadian mineral exploration projects that could provide future supplies of this... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Gear to protect athletes from coronavirus

Graphene Composites and G-Form are teaming up to develop and distribute athletic protective equipment that not only guards the wearer against blunt trauma but also from viruses such as COVID-19.... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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House lawmakers tackle critical minerals

House Republicans have introduced legislation aimed at breaking the United States' dependence on foreign countries such as China for the minerals and metals critical to high-tech, renewable... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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COVID offers time to enable Smart Mining

Axora, a new cross-industry innovation hub providing a global marketplace of digital solutions, has launched an online resource center aimed at helping mining companies rebound from and thrive aft... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Milestone for USA Rare Earth production

USA Rare Earth LLC and Texas Mineral Resources Corp. May 26 reported another milestone along the path to developing a rare earths and critical minerals mine and processing facility in the United... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Graphene may unlock carbon fiber potential

A bit of graphene could double the strength of carbon fiber while reducing the cost of this material prized for its strength-to-weight ratio. About half the weight of aluminum but much stronger an... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Vale commits $2B to lower carbon output

Brazil-based global miner Vale has committed to investing at least US$2 billion toward reducing its carbon emissions in the coming years. The goals of this initiative are to reduce its direct and... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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ORE Act encourages more than rare earths

The Onshoring Rare Earths Act of 2020, or ORE Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on May 12 reaches beyond the 17 rare earth elements to include an additional four... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Stacking uses for Alaska STAX graphite

The adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy is driving increased demand for graphite, a major ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. Graphite, however, is high on a list of 35 critical... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Cruz aims to end US reliance on China REE

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) May 12 introduced the Onshoring Rare Earths Act of 2020, or ORE Act, legislation to end the United States' dependence on China for rare earth elements and other... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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REE tech arises from the ashes of coal

Coal-fired power plants have been inadvertently creating deposits of rare earth elements while producing low-cost electricity for American consumers. Eyeing the untapped potential in the ashes of... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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All clean energy paths lead to mining

The World Bank Group estimates that more than 3 billion tons of minerals and metals will be needed to deploy the wind, solar and geothermal power, as well as energy storage, required to meet... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Critical step for Ontario cobalt refinery

First Cobalt Corp. has taken a critical step toward its goal of supplying North American and European electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturers with 25,000 metric tons of battery... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Three stages of GoldSpot Discoveries AI

From taking on a new gold exploration project in British Columbia's famed Golden Triangle to hitting gold with an artificial intelligence targeted drill hole in Ontario, it has been a busy week fo... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 

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