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  • altered carbon University Marburg Aalto 2D material biphenylene graphene

    Altered carbon: new 2D material discovered

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

    Roughly 200 times stronger than steel, highly conductive to electricity and heat, antibacterial, and only one atom thick, graphene is a wonder material that has captured the imagination of scientists. Now, researchers in Germany and Finland have created a new two-dimensional carbon material that offers new properties and possibilities. In recent years, graphene has been used to make materials lighter and stronger, batteries charge faster and last longer, and even as a coating... Full story

  • hydrogen fuel cell Volvo CE Toni Hagelberg Fuel Cell Test Lab alternative energy

    Volvo CE opens first hydrogen fuel cell lab

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

    Volvo Construction Equipment recently opened a lab to test and develop hydrogen fuel cell technology solutions in heavy construction machines and other applications, marking a significant advancement in Volvo Group's ambition to be fossil-free by 2040. As part of the company's commitment to the Science-Based Targets initiative – considered a necessary measure to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement – this investment will offer Volvo Group unique conditions to test and...

  • USA Rare Earth Round Top Texas REE mine to magnet strategy

    USA Rare Earth strategy gets $50M boost

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

    With the recent completion of a $50 million financing, USA Rare Earth LLC has the funds to take major strides toward executing its rare earths mine-to-magnet strategy in the United States. At the front end of this strategy lies the Round Top heavy rare earths and critical minerals project in Texas, which USA Rare Earth recently exercised its option to acquire an 80% joint venture interest in from Texas Mineral Resources Corp. Situated in the Texas desert about 85 miles...

  • McGill University Pretium Resources Brucejack Mine British Columbia Canada

    Brucejack, sour milk and bonanza gold veins

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    The formation of bonanza-grade gold veins like those running through the ore at Pretium Resources Inc.'s Brucejack Mine in Northern British Columbia, Canada, has long baffled scientists. Given the time it would take the mineralizing fluids carrying minute concentrations of gold to form the thick veins of the precious metal, they simply should not exist. Yet, these seemingly impossible ultrahigh-grade seams of gold are found at places like Brucejack, Ballarat in Australia,... Full story

  • blockchain cobalt Glencore CMOC ERG Umicore end-to-end traceability Re|Source

    Glencore rolls out cobalt blockchain plan

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

    Glencore plc has teamed up with fellow miners China Molybdenum Co. Ltd. and Eurasian Resources Group, and battery material supplier Umicore to pilot a blockchain solution for end-to-end cobalt traceability. Earlier this year, Glencore joined the Global Battery Alliance, a World Economic Forum initiative to help establish and collaborate on a sustainable battery value chain. As of 20 May, a new pilot named Re|Source, headed by major metals and mining companies as well as...

  • Hexagon Mining Fatigue Science MineProtect portfolio Readi platform

    Hexagon, Fatigue Science tackle mine safety

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

    Hexagon Mining Inc. has signed a partnership with Fatigue Science to improve its MineProtect safety portfolio to increase the safety and wellbeing of mining employees. Hexagon and Fatigue Science are at the forefront of innovation to help mines increase output and prevent accidents caused by fatigue or distracted operators of vehicles and equipment. The partnership signifies the completion of a 360-degree safety management platform – providing complete, end-to-end v...

  • red mud REE rare earth elemetns alumina recycling Geomega Resources Innord

    Aluminum waste to critical minerals asset

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

    Though originally developed to recover rare earths from recycled magnets and potential ore from its Montviel REE deposit in Quebec, Geomega Resources Inc.'s rare earths and critical minerals extraction technology may draw value from and reduce the environmental footprint of bauxite residues piling up at aluminum refineries. Innord, a subsidiary of Geomega focused on developing solutions to large industrial mine waste challenges with its technology to extract critical...