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  • Nouveau Monde Graphite ESG environmental social governance standards

    Nouveau Monde details Zero Harm strategy

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    "Battery minerals cannot power a sustainable energy revolution unless their extraction and value-added transformation are done on a 'Zero-Harm' basis." –Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. Chairman Arne Frandsen. Above and beyond a philosophy that guides environmental, social, and corporate governance goals, this statement is the foundation of Nouveau Monde's strategy to deliver carbon-neutral graphite that elevates the ESG scores of electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery m...

  • Toyota to invest $3.4 billion for US EV

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    As one of the largest automobile manufacturers on the planet, Toyota Motor Corporation, has long spearheaded low-carbon transportation. The company's latest move shows it means business, with a 10-year, US$3.4 billion (380 billion yen) investment into electric vehicle technologies in the United States. Specifically, the investment is for the development and localization of EV battery production and is part of a global total of approximately US$13.5 billion (1.5 trillion yen) s...

  • REEtec Norway Vital Metals Canada rare earth elements neodymium praseodymium

    REEtec to purchase more Vital rare earths

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    In another move that demonstrates rare earths production at Nechalacho is scaling up faster than originally anticipated, Vital Metals Ltd. and REEtec AS have amended their offtake agreement to increase the sales of rare earths product sold to REEtec by 50%. A Norway-based company that has developed an efficient and environmentally sound technology to separate the notoriously interlocked rare earths into the individual elements needed for high-tech and industrial applications,...

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    Ucore secures Vital rare earths supply

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    On the heels of a deal to sell more rare earths carbonate to Norway-based REEtec, Vital Metals Ltd. has entered into a separate agreement to sell some of this midstream REE product produced in Saskatchewan to Ucore Rare Metals Inc, a company advancing the development of a rare earths separation facility in Alaska. "This agreement is an important and exciting entrance into the North American downstream rare earth supply chain," said Vital Metals Managing Director Geoff Atkins....

  • BMW Coldplay renewable energy second-life battery i4 iX Higher Power song

    BMW batteries electrify Coldplay concerts

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Oct 26, 2021

    Luxury vehicle company BMW Group has turned renewable energy up to 11 by teaming up with legendary band Coldplay as part of their upcoming Music of the Spheres World Tour. This will be the world's first-ever mobile, rechargeable show, powered by the two partners' shared sustainability vision. Following the successful hit "Higher Power" synced in the BMW i4/iX commercial and the British band's performance in the virtual world of BMW JOYTOPIA at the IAA Mobility in Munich, BMW... Full story

  • Northvolt Cinis Fertilizer sodium sulfate salt waste recycling low-carbon

    A greener use for Northvolt battery waste

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Oct 19, 2021

    Lithium battery manufacturer Northvolt has partnered up with an unlikely collaborator, Swedish startup Cinis Fertilizer, signing an offtake agreement for sodium sulfate salt to be recovered from battery manufacturing processes and repurposed for commercial use. Aiming to produce the world's most environmentally friendly mineral fertilizer by recycling industrial waste products from the pulp and paper industry, as well as the battery manufacturing industry, Cinis intends to... Full story