The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Articles from the June 9, 2021 edition

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  • Ericsson Private 5G Industry 4.0 digital transformation telecommunications

    Smart mines have a private 5G connection

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson has launched Ericsson Private 5G, a next-generation private cellular 4G and 5G network tailored to drive the Industry 4.0 digital transformation. The latest network features secure and simple 4G LTE and 5G standalone connectivity primarily targeting manufacturing, mining and process industry, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports. "With Ericsson Private 5G, we take the best of... Full story

  • Cornwall United Kingdom lithium 2021 G7 summit geothermal Cornish Lithium

    Lithium revives Cornwall mining region

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

    Focused on environmentally sound production of lithium, Cornish Lithium Ltd. is testing new technologies to extract the battery metal from geothermal waters at its United Downs facility in Cornwall, a region emblematic of the storied mining history and promising future in the United Kingdom. Cornwall traces its mining roots back more than 4,000 years to mines that churned out Bronze Age tin and copper. Beginning late in the 19th century, however, the enduring and proud traditi... Full story

  • President Joe Biden U.S. critical mineral supply chain domestic REE

    White House wants new critical mining, laws

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

    The Biden administration sees domestic mining as an important segment at the front end of the critical supply chains it endeavors to strengthen, as long as the mining is carried out at the highest environmental, labor, and sustainability standards. The "Executive order on America's Supply Chains" signed by President Joe Biden in February tasked federal agencies to carry out a 100-day assessment of the vulnerabilities to United States supply chains and to find solutions to...

  • TerraPower PacifiCorp Mark Gordon Wyoming Natrium nuclear reactor demo

    Wyoming to host nuclear demo project

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

    Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Bill Gates' TerraPower, and Warren Buffet-backed PacifiCorp recently announced efforts to advance a Natrium reactor demonstration project in the Cowboy state, bringing a new wave of carbon-free energy to the coal capital of the United States. "I am thrilled to see Wyoming selected for this demonstration pilot project, as our great state is the perfect place for this type of innovative utility facility and our experienced workforce is looking...

  • FTP Solutions Kinetic Mesh Rajant Corp. Integrated Management System

    IMS, a complete mining network platform

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

    Leading network management system supplier FTP Solutions and Kinetic Mesh wireless network provider Rajant Corp. have collaborated to implement FTP's Integrated Management System, a complete platform for visualizing, tracking, and categorizing data from virtually everything and anything at a mine. Australia-based FTP Solutions has partnered with industry leaders such as Caterpillar and Komatsu to deliver future-proof end-to-end technology-based products, services, and guidance...

  • LMCat TUM Munich European project Gauss Centre for Supercomputing JUWELS

    Graphene may find future in copper baths

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

    Researchers in Europe have been experimenting with liquid copper in graphene production and have postulated a faster and cheaper method to reliably produce this miracle material. Together with experimental partners from the Netherlands, France, and Greece, researchers from the Technical University of Munich, as part of a European project called LMCat (liquid metal catalysis), aim to unravel the growth mechanism of graphene on liquid copper by combining experiments and...

  • King Abdullah University of Science & Technology KAUST seawater lithium

    Discovery could unlock oceans of lithium

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

    Driven largely by the increased production of electric vehicles, the demand for lithium has more than doubled since 2015 and is forecast to expand by another seven times to around 2.8 million metric tons per year by 2030. Predicting this soaring demand will exhaust land-based lithium reserves by 2080, researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia have developed a system that has the potential to economically extract high-purity lithium...