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Articles from the February 5, 2020 edition

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  • Ford Mach-E 2021 electric vehicle Mustang EV Battery Passport recycling program

    Battery passport for reuse and recycling

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    The sourcing of the cobalt, graphite, lithium, nickel and other materials that go into lithium-ion batteries, and what happens to these rechargeable cells when they are spent has many worried that electric vehicles may not be any better for the environment than their internal combustion counterparts. To address these concerns before they become a problem, the U.S. Department of Energy, Ford Motor Company and Everledger have teamed up on pilot programs to ensure EV and... Full story

  • Tesla Giga Nevada lithium-ion battery electric vehicle EV manufacturing plant

    Tesla growth built on battery production

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 2, 2022

    Most people know Tesla Inc. as a world-leading electric vehicles manufacturer with a growing line of cars, trucks and SUVs. However, the company's foundation is built off its ability to make batteries that power models S, 3, X, Y, Roadster, Tesla Semi, Cybertruck and even Solar Roof. Quite literally, Tesla's EV production capacity can only grow as fast as the company can manufacture the lithium-ion batteries that power them. "So the thing we're going to be really focused on...

  • Electric battery zero emissions busses at Teck Resources mine in BC

    Teck commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 2, 2022

    Understanding that the transition to renewable energy is going to require a vast amount of metals yet mining them consumes a lot of energy, Teck Resources Ltd. is joining a growing number of mining companies with aims of becoming carbon neutral. On Feb. 3, the diversified Canada-based miner announced a goal to be carbon neutral across all operations and activities by 2050. "Setting the objective to be carbon neutral by 2050 is an important step forward in our commitment to...

  • England geologist makes case for localized mines for environment green energy

    Lithium geologist makes case for mining

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 2, 2022

    "I care deeply about the environment, which is why I work in the mining industry," is how Lucy Crane, opened a TEDx talk on mining's role in battling climate change. A geologist who completed her undergraduate in earth sciences at Oxford and earned her Master's in Mining Geology at the Camborne School of Mines, Crane is all too familiar with the stigma mining has and the disconnect between clean energy and the mined materials that make that energy possible. And she is tired of...

  • New Found bonanza VG visible gold discovery GoldSpot AI exploration

    AI-geologists team discover bonanza gold

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 2, 2022

    Artificial intelligence and real boots-on-the ground geological investigations have resulted in a significant new high-grade gold discovery at New Found Gold Corp.'s Queensway project in Newfoundland. Formerly known as the Linear project, Queensway is a massive land package covering at least 17 known high-grade gold showings along a roughly 55-mile- (88 kilometers) stretch of the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt. To help identify the best drill targets across this roughly...