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Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc Eric Desaulniers Matawinie graphite project

Nouveau Monde Graphite eyes milestones

2021 is shaping up to be a watershed year for Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc.'s mission to be a carbon-neutral supplier of the graphite needed in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries. "This year will... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
Geomega Resources Inc Kiril Mugerman REE magnet recycling pilot plant

Geomega ready to scale up REE recycling

Following the successful completion of four rounds of testing its rare earths recycling pilot plant, Geomega Resources Inc. is ready to begin scaling up the technology. "Having a fully... — Updated 1/12/2021 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 1/12/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
Toyota Australia BHP Land Cruiser 70 EV electric vehicle Eddy Haegel Edgar Basto

Toyota Land Cruiser 70 gets EV upgrade

Mining giant BHP and Toyota Australia have teamed up to convert the Land Cruiser 70, a rugged and retro Toyota workhorse in Australia, to an electric truck that will retain the toughness for... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
NASA COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems 3D metal printing Richard Comunale

Metal 3D printing systems for space bots

COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems is in the final stages of developing and building electron beam 3D metal printing systems that will allow space robots to print parts in the vacuum of space,... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
Gold Fields Tarkwa Mine Ghana Hexagon MineProtect Andrew Crose Alfred Baku

Extra layer of safety at Gold Fields mine

Gold Fields' Tarkwa Mine in Ghana is safer thanks to collision avoidance and operator alertness systems developed by Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous technologies.... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 
Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials Institute for Basic Science

Liquid metal Silly Putty is now a thing

South Korean scientists have developed a liquid metal silicone composite material that can be stretched to a thickness of less than 50 microns when pulled really slow, snapped in half without... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions DSI Underground Stefan Widing Henrik Ager

Sandvik reinforces mining, rock solutions

Further shoring up its position as a world leader in mining equipment and services, Sandvik has agreed to acquire DSI Underground, the global leader in ground support and reinforcement products... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

 
Adirondack Mountain iron mine USGS critical minerals New York Ryan Taylor

New rare earth age for old NY iron mines

Industrial Age iron mines in the eastern Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York may find new life as domestic sources of the rare earth elements needed in today's Information Age. Mined heavily... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

 
Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. Greg Fenton Dr. Tony Mazzulli University of Toronto

Graphene may treat spectrum of disease

Graphene has emerged as a powerful antimicrobial that can prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses when added to masks, paints, sports gear, and other products. Now, initial tests by a leading... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

 
MiTRAQ Ghaleb El Masri NRCan net-zero carbon emissions Nouveau Monde

Energy efficiency tool for Canada miners

With net-zero carbon emissions from Canada's natural resource sectors being elevated to a national priority, Natural Resources Canada has teamed up with MiTRAQ to offer the Mining Energy... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

 
Newmont Corp. Tom Palmer carbon neutral 2050 $500 million 30%

Newmont to invest $500M on climate goals

Newmont Corp. is investing $500 million over the next five years toward the ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030, another step toward the ultimate objective of... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

 
Syrah Resources Ltd. Solarcentury Balama graphite mine Shaun Verner solar energy

US-bound graphite goes greener with solar

Seeking to bring down the cost and carbon dioxide emissions of mining the graphite needed for lithium-ion batteries, Syrah Resources Ltd. has reached an agreement for the installation of solar... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

 
Porsche Falk Heilfort 3d metal printing laser melt fusion 99X electric Formula E

Porsche 3D prints sporty EV drive housing

Porsche has utilized metal 3D printing to produce a complete electric motor and gearbox housing that is lighter, stronger, and more efficient than the traditional cast housings used in its sportsc... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

 
COVID Corning PPG antimicrobial copper Guardiant Wendell Weeks Michael McGarry

Copper Armor paint to slow COVID spread

A fresh coat of Copper Armor, an antimicrobial paint developed by Corning Inc. and PPG, could transform surfaces at high-risk for the spread of COVID-19 into self-sanitizing areas that are deadly... — Updated 12/18/2020 Full story

 
VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. Hurtigruten Roald Amundsen Adriaan Bakker

Potential vanadium battery game changer

Canada-based VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. is working with researchers in Germany and Australia to develop a vanadium bromide electrolyte that could contribute to a vanadium redox flow battery with... — Updated 12/15/2020 Full story

 
US Pentagon Department of Defense critical minerals policy

Strategic metals firepower for Pentagon

The $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 passed by Congress last week instructs the Pentagon to secure domestic and allied sources of strategic minerals and... — Updated 12/15/2020 Full story

 
Lunar Outpost MAPP NASA Artemis Phil McAlister Mike Gold Space mining

The priceless precedent of a $1 Moon rock

Lunar Outpost has agreed to fly up to the Moon, grab a sample and sell the lunar rocks to NASA for $1. The Golden, Colorado-based company receives 10 cents of its prize upon award of the... — Updated 12/9/2020 Full story

 
Rare Earth Elements VTT Technical Research Centre Finland Carsten Schuh

3D-printing rare earth magnet EV parts

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is leading a European consortium developing a new material for printing rare earth magnets used in a wide array of modern products – high-performance... — Updated 12/9/2020 Full story

 
American Manganese Inc. Wenden stockpile Larry Reaugh Paul Gosar

US manganese stockpile sampling begins

American Manganese Inc. Dec. 8 reported that sampling of the United States government's manganese ore stockpile near Wenden, Arizona is now underway. In October, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story

 
Vanadium redox flow V-flow battery electrolyte test tubes oxidized states

VanadiumCorp acquires key refining tech

VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. has acquired full rights to a unique, low-carbon emitting means of extracting vanadium, another key to its goal of unlocking the potential of vanadium redox flow... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story

 
Syrah Resources Ltd. Vidalia Louisiana graphite EV lithium-ion battery

US graphite anode plant takes vital step

Syrah Resources Ltd. has taken another major step toward scaling up production of natural graphite anode material at its facility in Vidalia, Louisiana to help meet the demands of rapidly... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story

 
Newmont Corp. Dingo Paul Higgins Trakka Jason Hill predictive maintenance AI

Newmont expands predictive maintenance

Newmont Corp., the world's largest gold mining company, has forged a partnership with Dingo, the global leader in predictive maintenance, to ensure the optimal health of Newmont's fleet of heavy e... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story

 
Minimoon University of Hawaii Vera C. Rubin Observatory Kacper Wierzchos

Asteroid mining labs are circling Earth

Natural "minimoons" that temporarily orbit Earth may be interesting targets for both scientific study and to practice asteroid mining techniques. While Earth is orbited by thousands of artificial... — Updated 12/1/2020 Full story

 
Jonatan Julian Seamus O'Regan Nouveau Monde Graphite Blockchain battery metals

Quebec invests in battery metals tracing

Quebec has put in motion a plan to establish itself as a leader in the global transition to a green economy – by both lowering the eastern Canadian province's carbon footprint through the... — Updated 11/24/2020 Full story

 

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