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Articles from the November 3, 2021 edition


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  • electric vehicle e-mobility critical mineral supply chain alliances DOE

    DOE investing $209M in lithium battery tech

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Feb 17, 2023

    In a move to fund research and build alliances across America's lithium battery supply chain, the U.S. Department of Energy is providing $209 million for 26 new national laboratory research projects focused on electric vehicles and the next generation of advanced batteries that will power them. "President Biden's administration wants to make it easier for millions of American families and businesses to make the switch to electric vehicles," said Secretary of Energy Jennifer... Full story

  • Proterra Komatsu electification battery-electric heavy equipment zero-emissions

    Proterra batteries for Komatsu equipment

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

    Global construction and mining equipment powerhouse Komatsu Ltd. has forged a partnership with Proterra Inc., a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, to electrify next-gen underground mining equipment. Under the agreement, Proterra will supply its H Series battery system technology for installation in Komatsu battery-electric load haul dumps (LHDs), drills, and bolters for underground hard rock mining. Based in Burlingame, California, Proterra...

  • DoD Alaska Eielson AFB micro nuclear reactor Murkowski clean energy generation

    Microreactor coming to Alaska Eielson AFB

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

    Under the radar, the Department of the Air Force selected Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska to pilot its first micro-reactor, the next generation of energy capabilities that could power some of the most rural regions of the Last Frontier. Initiated in response to the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that required identifying potential locations to site, construct, and operate a micro-reactor by the end of 2027, the Eielson Air Force Base in North Pole,...

  • American Manganese Wenden Stockpile Arizona electrolytic manganese metal alloy

    AMY finalizes Wenden manganese project

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

    A pile of manganese ore in the desert near Wenden, Arizona, could provide a domestic supply of electrolytic manganese metal, an important alloy in stainless steel and a precursor to the manganese used in lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles. Purchased by the U.S. government in the 1950s and 1960s, the Wenden Stockpile contains roughly 322,000 metric tons of material. However, this potential domestic source of manganese has been languishing in the desert for the...

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    Stealthy solid state battery partnership

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

    Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corp. have partnered with Factorial Energy Inc., a solid-state battery manufacturer, to test the Massachusetts-based battery maker's novel technology in Hyundai electric vehicles. Factorial Energy has developed a breakthrough in solid-state battery technology that offers 20 to 50% longer range per charge than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Under a joint development agreement, which includes a strategic investment, Hyundai and Kia will...

  • Volkswagen ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory EV electric vehicle wireless

    Volkswagen America teams up with ORNL

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

    As part of the ongoing pursuit to explore breakthroughs in materials science and recycling concepts in the support of electric mobility and sustainable transportation, Volkswagen Group of America's innovation hub in Knoxville, Tennessee has expanded its research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Reported Oct. 27, the first project involves testing Oak Ridge National Lab's new high-power wireless EV charging concepts with a Porsche Taycan. "We aim to leverage...

  • Pretium Resources Brucejack Golden Marmot Triangle Canada GoldSpot Discoveries

    Pretium leverages AI to drill bonanza gold

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 9, 2021

    Artificial intelligence and machine learning have provided Pretium Resources Inc. with a cutting-edge in discovering new high-grade gold deposits that could extend the life of its Brucejack Mine in British Columbia's famed Golden Triangle. Before the start of a 2021 drill program seeking new high-grade gold deposits at Brucejack, Pretium employed the services of GoldSpot Discoveries Corp., a technology company that leverages the power of machine learning to help mineral... Full story