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Articles from the February 10, 2021 edition

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  • Purdue University American Resources Hasler Ventures Linda Wang REE separation

    American acquires Purdue rare earth tech

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    American Resources Corp. has acquired exclusive rights to potentially game-changing rare earth and critical elements separation and purification technologies from Hasler Ventures LLC and Purdue University. These technologies developed in the laboratory of Linda Wang, a professor of chemical engineering at Purdue, are designed as a highly efficient and environmentally sound method to separate and purify rare earths and other critical elements from coal, coal byproducts,...

  • Rio Tinto aluminum START label blockchain transparency traceability

    Rio Tinto STARTs transparency campaign

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Metals and mining giant Rio Tinto has begun a campaign of transparency and traceability for the aluminum industry with the launch of START, a blockchain-powered "nutrition label" for responsible aluminum. In the growing metals, minerals and rare earths market for all your favorite electronic gadgets and gizmos, the demand for ethically sourced materials has grown as well. With a world of information at their fingertips, smart consumers have begun to explore the trail of...

  • General Motors Electric Vehicles EV Will Ferrell Superbowl LV Norway Awkwafina

    Will Farrell, GM take EV battle to Norway

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    When it comes to the "Super Bowl" of electric vehicles, Norway is the undisputed world champion, a fact that does not sit well with Will Ferrell or General Motors. Behind the wheel of an all-electric Cadillac Lyriq, Farrell takes the EV fight to the "fish loving" Norwegians during a 60-second GM ad that aired during the first quarter of Super Bowl LV. "With GM's new Ultium battery, we are going to crush those lugers," Farrell vows on his way to enlist the help of Kenan... Full story

  • X-MAT X-BATT graphite anode recycling Battery Innovation Center lithium-ion

    X-MAT refines battery anode technology

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    X-MAT recently announced a collaboration with the Battery Innovation Center, to determine further improvements of X-MAT's electrode fabrication technology, which dramatically increases the storage capacity of graphite recovered from recycled batteries With lithium-ion battery markets projected to increase by 25% annually, resulting in 14-fold growth by 2030, X-MAT has long prepared for the necessity of battery recycling and has sought to further refine its X-BATT technology....

  • Forte Mobility Geomega Resources Everwin Magnetics REE magnet recycling

    Canadian rare earth magnet recycling pact

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Geomega Resources Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement to recycle rare earths from a neodymium-iron-boron magnet production facility Everwin Magnetics Co. is developing in Ontario, Canada. Everwin is a subsidiary of Forte Mobility Co., a private company established in 2019 to design and manufacture customized electric buses and vans for public transit agencies and fleet customers in North America. Toward this goal, the company recently acquired a 435,659-square-foot...

  • Xerox ElemX U.S. Navy Naval Postgraduate School 3D metal printing printer

    Xerox teams up with Navy for 3D printing

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Xerox and the Naval Postgraduate School recently announced a strategic collaboration focused on advancing additive manufacturing research, specifically 3D metal printing, which has the potential to dramatically transform the way the military supplies its forward-deployed forces but also may open the door to other industries utilizing 3D printing for convenience and efficiency. As part of a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), NPS was the first to receive...