The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Articles from the July 22, 2020 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 5 of 5

  • Sandvik autonomous underground mining equipment Exyn Technologies drones

    Global mining robot leaders join forces

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

    Two world leaders in mining robotics – Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology and Exyn Technologies Inc. – have formed a partnership that is expected to set the standard for fully autonomous underground mining. A world leader in mining automation, Sandvik has been implementing digital mining solutions for more than two decades. The global mining supplier offers both underground mining equipment and advanced systems for autonomous and remote operations of equipment. Sandvik's Aut...

  • Antiviral antimicrobial graphene paints coatings GrapheneCA Covid 19

    Virus killing paint business opportunity

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

    GrapheneCA is looking for entrepreneurs who want to get into the business of painting high-risk public surfaces with the New York-based company's tested and certified antibacterial and antiviral coatings. Graphene, a material made from a single layer of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal pattern, has been hailed as miracle material for its immense strength and high conductivity. This 2D material has also been proven to upset the function of the membranes of bacteria and...

  • Northvolt lithium ion battery gigafactory Sweden wind hydro green electricity

    BMW, Northvolt sign 2B Euro battery deal

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

    In what has been series of moves toward expanding its electric vehicle lineup, BMW Group has signed a 2 billion euro (US$2.28 billion) long-term supply contract with Northvolt, a Swedish manufacturer with a mission to build the greenest rechargeable batteries in the world. Northvolt's commitment to sourcing 100% of the energy it needs to produce battery cells from wind and hydroelectric power generated in northern Sweden was a deciding factor for BMW as it looked for new...

  • USA Rare Earth Geomega Resources LOI to recycle neodymium REE magnets

    Geomega, USA Rare Earth recycling pact

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

    Already involved in nearly every facet of the rare earth supply chain, from mining these technology elements to manufacturing powerful REE magnets, USA Rare Earth LLC has cut a deal with Geomega Resources Inc. to recycle these metals. Under a letter of intent signed by the companies on July 15, Quebec-based Geomega would recycle rare earth-containing waste from producing neodymium-iron-boron permanent magnets at a facility New York-based USA Rare Earth is planning to build in...

  • Photovoltaic solar power plant in southwest US desert USA Rare Earth Texas mine

    West Texas sun may power rare earth mine

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

    Geology dictates where mineable concentrations of the metals we need for our everyday modern lives are located. It so happens that USA Rare Earth LLC and Texas Mineral Resources Corp.'s Round Top rare earths and critical minerals project is in the sunny West Texas high desert. This puts one of America's richest deposits of the rare earths that go into the powerful magnets used in wind turbines and electric vehicles smack in the middle of one of the best places in the world...