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Articles from the May 29, 2024 edition

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  • HydroGraph FGA-1 fractal graphene next to pile with a scoop.

    HydroGraph adds to Middle East growth

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Partners with Gulf Cryo to source graphene and its use in many enhanced products for the United Arab Emirates and other regions. Expanding further into the Middle East, HydroGraph Clean Power Inc. has forged a strategic alliance with Gulf Cryo LLC, marking another step toward introducing pristine graphene solutions to the region. Following up on a partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology announced in April, the Canada-based graphene company is looking at...

  • Female scientist at the Karlsruhe Liquid Metal Laboratory in Germany.

    Perfecting liquid metals battery tech

    Rose Ragsdale, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    German, US scientists work to commercialize energy storage systems designed to offset fluctuations in renewable power production. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany are developing a high-temperature heat storage system that employs liquid-metal technology to enhance the use of renewable energy sources. Highly conductive liquid metals can be heated to more than 700 degrees Celsius (1,290 degrees Fahrenheit) using green electricity to flexibly...

  • Company names listed beside each other on photos that pertain to each company.

    Redwood adds GM to list of recyclers

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Will now recycle Ultium cells for approximately 10,000 metric tons of material a year. Following suit as other vehicle manufacturers like Ford, Toyota, and Volkswagen, General Motors has seen the potential of the battery recycling capabilities of Redwood Materials Inc. and has announced a partnership with the Nevada-based recycling company. Working with Ultium Cells LLC – a joint battery cell manufacturing venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution – Redwood will re...

  • Two people’s hands at a desk gesturing at a laptop.

    ESG skills for busy mining professionals

    K. Warner, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    The Responsible Mining Academy provides online solutions to the ESG competency gap delivered for and by industry experts. The global mining space has been tasked with rapidly evolving to meet the collective demands of ambitious carbon-zero pledges by governments and industry leaders around the world, alongside the sustainability expectations of investors, customers, and an increasingly savvy public. By understanding a mining concern's influence on sustainability-related...

  • Scania tipper truck in white on black background.

    Scania autonomous trucks are coming

    K. Warner, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Australia gets first crack at a 40-metric-ton autonomous heavy tipper haul truck, with a 50-metric-ton model to follow. Over the past decade, Scania has been developing self-driving heavy vehicles and their support systems, including applications for hub-to-hub transport on highways as well as autonomous trucks for confined areas such as mines. Mines and large closed construction sites are ideal environments for self-driving vehicles to contribute to safer working conditions...

  • An EV being charged with solar panels and wind turbines in the distance.

    Energy minerals pullback worries IEA

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    International Energy Agency says significant investments are still needed for critical minerals supply to keep pace with clean energy demand. While encouraged by the billions of dollars that has been invested in developing new supplies of the minerals and metals critical to the energy transition, the International Energy Agency (IEA) cautions that the current well-supplied market may not be a good guide for the future of critical minerals. "The world's appetite for...

  • A brand new two-story tall Komatsu mining haul truck at a test site.

    Electric mine truck giants join forces

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    BHP, Rio Tinto, Komatsu, and Caterpillar forge an alliance to accelerate deployment of battery-electric haul trucks. With all paths to net-zero-emissions mining leading through the ability to move rock without emitting carbon, two global mining companies are teaming up with two of the world's largest heavy equipment manufacturers to accelerate the development and deployment of battery-electric haul trucks. This landmark collaboration between BHP, Rio Tinto, Komatsu, and...

  • Artistic rendering of metals being dissolved in a glass jar.

    Organic solvents for urban metal mining

    K. Warner, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Researchers develop increasingly sustainable methods for dissolving precious metals like gold, silver and copper from recycled e-waste. With a surprising assortment of solvents you can pick up at the local store, researchers at the University of Helsinki have developed sustainable dissolution methods that have successfully extracted gold, silver, and copper from e-waste. The massive amount of unrecycled waste from computers, printers and cell phones, video game consoles, TVs,...

  • Molten metal from a conventional blast furnace being poured into a mold.

    Boston Metal is forging green steel

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated May 28, 2024

    World-changing molten electrolysis process spun out of MIT can make steel with no emissions, may also be applied to other smelting processes. In the crucible of industrial progress, steel stands as both the foundation and obstacle. Armed with its molten oxide electrolysis process, Boston Metal aims to revolutionize steelmaking that will join innovation with sustainability and offer a path toward greener steel production. The advent of steel in industrial applications quickly s... Full story

  • A woman and two men smiling in hard hats.

    U.S. seeks to rebuild mining workforce

    K. Warner, Metal Tech News|Updated May 27, 2024

    Policies and investments hinge on an incoming labor pool that sees mining in a modern light. With Washington's policies and cash infusions in full force to accelerate fair trade mineral and processing partnerships and develop a domestic supply, the U.S. mining sector must quickly find and train a new workforce to keep the industry producing. "The U.S. must ready the next generation of mining engineers, metallurgists, and geoscientists to develop the secure, transparent, and... Full story

  • A geologist’s hammer on top of a pile of heavily mineralized rocks.

    VerAI joins gallium, rare earths search

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated May 22, 2024

    U.S. Critical Materials leveraging AI-powered tech to maximize efficiency of outlining high-grade critical mineral deposits at Sheep Creek. Looking to quickly and efficiently expand upon the remarkably high-grade rare earths and gallium identified at Sheep Creek, US Critical Materials Corp. has forged a strategic alliance with VerAI Discoveries Inc. to leverage the power of artificial intelligence to explore its promising critical minerals project in southwestern Montana.... Full story