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  • BMW Group headquarters in Munich Germany EV electric vehicles

    BMW sources sustainable Moroccan cobalt

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

    BMW Group has secured a deal for 100 million euros worth of the sustainably sourced cobalt needed for the lithium-ion batteries that are powering its expanding line-up of electric vehicles. This important but oft-controversial battery metal will be acquired from Managem Group, a Moroccan mining company that produces cobalt, copper, fluorite, gold, silver, and zinc at its seven mines in Morocco and one in Sudan. The agreement with Managem will provide BMW with about 20% of its...

  • NASA moon orbiter discovers iron titanium metals for lunar base development

    NASA probe identifies shallow moon metals

    Matthew Lasley, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    As NASA continues to prepare for mankind to set foot on the moon again in 2024, nearly fifty years after the last Apollo mission, unmanned missions continue to reveal more about our closest neighbor and its potential for habitation and resource development. Despite six successful Apollo moon landing missions, very little of the surface has been explored close up and our knowledge of the moon is limited. To put into perspective the amount of the surface of the moon mankind has...

  • German scientists develop proccess to extract lithium from geothermal

    German lithium supply may be in hot water

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

    Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have developed a patent-pending process for what may be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to extract lithium from the geothermal waters on the German and French sides of the Upper Rhine Trench. Lithium, a key ingredient in the batteries powering electric vehicles, renewable energy storage and a plethora of rechargeable electric devises. This battery metal is primarily recovered from South...

  • BMW iX3 electric sports utility vehicle German luxury electric mobility

    BMW adds SUV to electric vehicle lineup

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

    The BMW Group July 14 announced the world premiere of its the BMW iX3, a sports utility vehicle that provides drivers with an emission-free option for enjoying the comfort, multi‑faceted functionality, and spaciousness of the BMW X3. The iX3 is powered by the fifth generation of BMW's eDrive technology. The German automaker says this newest electric drivetrain represents the major progress it has made in terms of power density, operating range, weight, installation space r...

  • Tailings storage facility Newmont Goldcorp Peñasquito gold silver mine Mexico

    Mine tailings monitoring goes to the cloud

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

    Mining companies around the globe are coming under increasing pressure to ensure and demonstrate that their tailings storage facilities are stable and do not pose a threat to the environment and people nearby. Cloud-based monitoring has the potential to provide more effective management and greater transparency of the status of these tailings storage facilities. Tailings storage facilities are used to store the finely crushed rock left behind after a mining operation has...

  • Graphene tires lubes frames are future of ebikes powered by lithium batteries

    An e-bike revolution powered by carbon

    A.J. Roan, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 29, 2020

    Providing the ability to traverse mountain trails or urban landscapes at blazing speeds and with less leg power, electronic bikes are now more than just a simple recreational activity, or even a low-cost and green transportation option for commuters. While the overall concept of a bicycle has not changed much, today's e-bike manufacturers are advancing new technologies and groundbreaking materials to produce the fastest and smartest cycles ever made. App-customizable... Full story