The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Articles from the December 16, 2020 edition


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  • VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. Hurtigruten Roald Amundsen Adriaan Bakker

    Potential vanadium battery game changer

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

    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 enough energy density it could be used to power heavy-duty vehicles such as ships and trains. Vanadium redox flow batteries hold several advantages in terms of lifespan and scalability that has them competing with lithium-ion batteries for grid-scale energy storage but are at a...

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

    Energy efficiency tool for Canada miners

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

    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 Benchmarking Platform to promote energy efficiency and support a low-carbon future for Canada's mining sector. Unveiled on Dec. 14, the Mining Energy Benchmarking Platform enables analysis of power generation and consumption at mine sites and provides data-driven insight into energy use...

  • US Pentagon Department of Defense critical minerals policy

    Strategic metals firepower for Pentagon

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

    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 metals. "The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the striking vulnerabilities and gaps in our domestic supply chains, and the need to invest in critical mineral manufacturing and processing has taken on a new urgency," said Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, who authored two amendments addressing...

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

    Newmont to invest $500M on climate goals

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

    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 transforming to a carbon neutral gold mining company by 2050. "We fundamentally understand the human contribution to climate change and understand we reap what we sow. It is our responsibility to take care of the resources provided to us," said Newmont President and CEO Tom Palmer. For a...

  • BMW Rolls-Royce 3D metal printing Daniel Schäfer Additive Manufacturing

    BMW gets behind 3D metal printing wheel

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

    BMW Group has gotten behind the wheel of the quickly emerging 3D printing technology to hasten vehicle parts development and production to maximize manufacturing capabilities for its automobile industry. The Germany-based automotive powerhouse has wasted no effort in shifting the direction of its manufacturing with a systematic integration of additive manufacturing scaled up to industrial levels and to firmly establish it in various areas – primarily vehicle development and pr...

  • UC San Diego ZPower silver-zinc flexible battery Joseph Wang Ying Shirley Meng

    Bending the rechargeable battery rules

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Dec 22, 2020

    The future of rechargeable batteries and the technologies they will power just got a lot more flexible, thanks to a recent breakthrough in screen-printable, high-capacity silver-zinc batteries by a research team from University of California, San Diego and ZPower, a California-based company formed in 1996 to build a better battery. Typical flexible batteries have a limited life cycle and low capacity, which limits their use to low-power, disposable electronics. These... Full story

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