The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Articles from the June 30, 2021 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 6 of 6

  • 247Solar MIT HeatStorE remote off-grid generator emission-free clean renewable

    Sandbox battery to energize remote mines

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

    Solar energy company and startup from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Solar247 Inc., announced earlier this year a robust new battery technology, HeatStorE, a long duration thermal battery designed to offer a reliable, renewable energy storage alternative to the conventional diesel engines powering remote mines, villages, and micro-grids. "In the mining industry, we see more and more off-grid microgrids that incorporate short-term energy storage systems," said Thomas...

  • EnviroLeach Technologies FDA e-waste recycling critical minerals palladium

    Recycling tin and PGMs with EnviroLeach

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

    From research into a non-invasive mining technique to extract gold from the ground without mining to recycling electronic waste and old car parts, EnviroLeach Technologies Inc. has developed safe and environmentally friendly formulas to recover precious and critical metals. Originally developed as an alternative to cyanide at gold mines, EnviroLeach developed a formula made up of five ingredients that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for human consumption...

  • Exyn Technologies NSS Canada mining safety autonomous drone UAV distributor

    Exyn Technologies, NSS team up in Canada

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

    Mining drone expert Exyn Technologies Inc. has forged a partnership with NSS Canada as the primary distributor of its line of autonomous aerial robots for the Canadian market. "We're proud to expand our worldwide footprint with this partnership by empowering surveyors with a suite of highly accurate cavity monitoring tools," said Exyn Technologies CEO Nader Elm. "More Aeros (ExynAero) and Paks (ExynPak) in the field means more safety for mine workers in Canada and beyond." As...

  • Lunar Outpost NASA ice mining HIPPO Rover Masten Honeybee challenge moon

    Moon mining challenge opens new doors

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

    Colorado-based aviation and aerospace company, Lunar Outpost, famed for its $1 sale of moon rocks to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is now participating in NASA's Break the Ice Lunar Challenge by harvesting space ice on the surface of the Moon. As part of a joint entry with Masten Space Systems and Honeybee Robotics, Lunar Outpost has designed "a system architecture to excavate icy regolith and deliver acquired resources in extreme lunar conditions." The... Full story

  • American Manganese RecycLiCo lithium-ion battery recycling cathode material

    Upcycling old cathodes for new batteries

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

    To steer away from using expensive and oft controversial cobalt, electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturers have brewed up new recipes with higher percentages of more abundant nickel and manganese for their newer generation cells. "Modern lithium-ion battery cathode chemistries have rapidly evolved to having less cobalt and more nickel or manganese materials, which does not reflect the cathode chemistries of older batteries approaching their end-of-life," said...

  • First Cobalt Idaho Iron Creek cobalt critical mineral battery metal map supply

    First Cobalt expanding Idaho Belt deposit

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 1, 2022

    Chains are only as strong as their weakest link, and two United States federal agencies have determined that cobalt is the weak link in North America's electric vehicle supply chain. First Cobalt Corp. is doing its part to strengthen this link by delivering the cobalt sulfate needed for the lithium-ion batteries that power EVs from its refinery in Ontario and exploring its cobalt-rich Iron Creek project in Idaho. With the First Cobalt refinery in Canada on pace to begin...