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Articles from the June 28, 2023 edition

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  • The inside of Electra Battery Materials’ cobalt refinery in Ontario.

    Three Fires invests $10 million in Electra

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 7, 2023

    After signing a memorandum of understanding with First Nation-owned and operated Three Fires Group to form a joint centered focused on recycling lithium-ion battery waste, Electra Battery Materials Corp. announced a C$10 million (US$7.6 million) strategic investment by the First Nations group focused on generating prosperity for current and future generations. "Since announcing plans to form a battery recycling joint venture, we have had active discussions with Three Fires on...

  • CGI image of solid-state lithium battery on a computer circuit board.

    Why solid-state lithium batteries fail

    Rose Ragsdale, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 4, 2023

    Researchers from the University of Oxford have figured out how lithium solid-state batteries fail, an advance that could lead to the development of more efficient batteries for electric vehicles and aviation. Scientists at the Faraday Institution in Oxford's Departments of Materials, Chemistry, and Engineering Science used advanced imaging techniques to determine the causes of failure in Li-SSBs, according to a study described in the June 7 edition of Nature. Unlike...

  • Artist depiction of the BlueOval City EV battery, recycling, and assembly plant.

    Historic $9 billion DOE loan to BlueOval

    K. Warner, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 4, 2023

    Loan will support the building of 3 Ford-SK battery plants in Kentucky and Tennessee. In another sweeping step in support of the transportation industry's e-mobility transition and domestic infrastructure for electric vehicle and battery production, the U.S. Department of Energy has committed a loan of up to $9.2 billion to BlueOval SK LLC for the construction of three manufacturing plants to produce batteries for Ford Motor Company's future Ford and Lincoln EVs. "The DOE's...

  • Technicians paint a plane with various coatings to protect it from corrosion.

    Zentek tests ZenARMOR coating for aviation

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 27, 2023

    Known for its ZenGUARD graphene air filters developed to help mitigate bacterial spread during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zentek Ltd. recently announced it has been awarded a research and development contract through Innovation Solutions Canada to help develop ZenARMOR, a novel graphene-based corrosion protection technology that offers self-healing properties. As a mining company that began its technology journey amid the COVID-19 pandemic to develop solutions to...

  • Two Cat 793 trucks haul equipped with BreadCrumbs haul ore at Fort Knox Mine.

    Rajant offers connectivity for every mine

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 27, 2023

    Kinetic Mesh tech delivers reliable, fast, and scalable network solutions to modern digital mines of all sizes. From giant equipment autonomously digging ore at global-scale copper mines to industrial internet of things sensors monitoring the health of man and machine at a local gravel quarry, mines are increasingly relying on digital technologies to improve efficiency, productivity, and safety. This digitization of the modern mine makes a rugged and reliable communications... Full story

  • Female worker stands in front of zinc billets produced at Trail Operations.

    Teck Trail refinery gets the Zinc Mark

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    First stand-alone zinc processing site in the world to meet high ESG criteria for Zinc Mark certification. Teck Resources Ltd.'s Trail Operations in British Columbia is the first stand-alone zinc processing site in the world to be awarded the Zinc Mark, a certification that the facility meets high environmental, social, and governance standards. Established six months ago, Zinc Mark is an extension of the Copper Mark framework established by the International Copper... Full story