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Articles from the June 12, 2024 edition

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  • Vials of recycled oxides from Cyclic Materials’ Mag-Xtract technology.

    Cyclic Materials opens REE recycling plant

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

    Canada-based rare earths recycler opens first plant in Kingston, Ontario. In the realm of advanced recycling, Cyclic Materials Inc. announced the opening of its Hub100 rare earths and critical metals recycling plant in Kingston, Ontario, the first scaled-up version of its proprietary REEPure hydrometallurgical technology. "The opening of Hub100 marks a significant milestone in our company's journey," said Cyclic Materials CEO Ahmad Ghahreman. "This successful scaling up of...

  • Electra employee inspecting nickel-cobalt recycled from lithium-ion batteries.

    NRCan awards $5M to aid Electra recycling

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

    Canada looks to support the development of company's proprietary battery materials recycling technology. To support advancing battery recycling technology, the Canadian government has awarded Electra Battery Materials Corp. C$5 million (US$3.6 million) to further develop its proprietary battery materials recycling process. Electra's battery material recycling facility is being developed alongside the company's battery-grade cobalt refinery, about 400 kilometers (250 miles)...

  • A table full of 2024 ARBS awards for HVAC industry.

    GMG's graphene coating wins HVAC award

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

    Premier heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration exhibition recognizes company for innovative graphene-based paint. In recognition for its top-of-the-line graphene-based THERMAL-XR RESTORE HVAC coating, Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. was awarded the Product Excellence HVAC Award in Australia for an innovative product that could well be the start of a turning point in the industry. Based out of Richlands, Australia, GMG is a clean-tech company that bypasses...

  • Closeup of a chunk of manganese ore at a mine.

    A perfect storm for manganese prices

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

    Steady demand and Cyclone Megan supply disruptions are giving the metal market its day. The recent uptick in manganese prices resulting from Tropical Cyclone Megan causing significant damage to South32's Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) manganese mine in Australia has prompted Jupiter Mines to release an update on the manganese market landscape, preempting its usual quarterly update. "We are expecting manganese prices to be higher than the historical average for the... Full story

  • A well-lit industrial building in Utah reflects perfectly off a pond at night.

    Utah uranium mill produces rare earths

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

    Energy Fuels begins commercial neodymium-praseodymium production at White Mesa Mill; has sights set on world-class expansions. On the path to toward establishing its White Mesa Mill as a world-class hub for at least six of the metals critical to the energy transition, Energy Fuels Inc. is now producing commercial quantities of neodymium-praseodymium (NdPr), a pair of rare earths widely used in electric vehicle motors at the uranium production facility in southeastern Utah....

  • Map showing mines, mineral exploration projects, and refineries in Canada.

    Canada expands critical minerals list

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

    Adds silicon metal, high-purity iron ore, and phosphorous to 31 materials already on the list. Toward the goal of positioning itself as the "global supplier of choice" for the minerals and metals essential to modern technologies, especially the enormous quantities of raw materials being demanded by a world transitioning to clean energy, Canada has assembled an updated and expanded list of minerals critical to the northern nation. "By updating Canada's Critical Minerals List, w...

  • Stacks of large bins filled with old computers and other e-waste.

    FedEx flips Tennessee e-waste for minerals

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

    Partnership with Pyxera successfully tested a "circular logistics" model to upcycle critical minerals from electronic waste. Following a successful pilot program at the end of last year in Tennessee, FedEx, Pyxera Global, and several other companies have launched the Circular Supply Chain Coalition (CSCC) to boost the domestic supply of critical minerals for new tech hardware in the United States by "mining" discarded consumer electronics. CSCC's vision is to strengthen and ex...

  • Man’s hand lifting a core sample from a tray of samples.

    Coniagas eyes Congo copper-cobalt feed

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

    Offshore stockpiles offer material company's feed-first strategy for Re-20X hydrometallurgical process in Quebec. Coniagas Battery Metals Inc. has identified promising offshore stockpiles rich in copper and cobalt that could provide a source of feed for the evaluation and processing using the company's Re-2Ox, a proprietary closed-loop, zero-discharge hydrometallurgical process for the extraction of metals from mined material and black mass battery recycling material....

  • The top of a metallic cube with the periodic table information for nickel.

    FPX looks north to the Yukon for nickel

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Returns to a Yukon property with the same advantageous nickel mineral as is found at its Baptiste project in B.C. FPX Nickel Corp.'s search for a unique mineral that offers a cleaner source of the nickel that is in high demand due to its use in lithium-ion batteries has led the company back to Canada's Yukon. FPX is best known for its work at Baptiste, an advance-staged exploration project in central British Columbia that shows the potential of being a significant future... Full story