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Articles from the December 2, 2020 edition

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  • Rare Earth Elements VTT Technical Research Centre Finland Carsten Schuh

    3D-printing rare earth magnet EV parts

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

    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is leading a European consortium developing a new material for printing rare earth magnets used in a wide array of modern products – high-performance motors in electric vehicles and e-bikes, wind turbines and generators, medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and high-fidelity speakers are just a few of the applications for these powerful permanent REE magnets. More than 90% of EV motors are based on permanent magnets that deliver h...

  • Vanadium redox flow V-flow battery electrolyte test tubes oxidized states

    VanadiumCorp acquires key refining tech

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

    VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. has acquired full rights to a unique, low-carbon emitting means of extracting vanadium, another key to its goal of unlocking the potential of vanadium redox flow batteries as a sustainable renewable energy storage solution. "We have achieved another critical step in our strategic plan to rapidly advance VanadiumCorp's sustainable assets," said VanadiumCorp Resource CEO Adriaan Bakker. These assets are found along the entire vanadium redox flow...

  • Syrah Resources Ltd. Vidalia Louisiana graphite EV lithium-ion battery

    US graphite anode plant takes vital step

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

    Syrah Resources Ltd. has taken another major step toward scaling up production of natural graphite anode material at its facility in Vidalia, Louisiana to help meet the demands of rapidly expanding lithium-ion battery production in the United States. In order to power electric vehicles and store renewable energy, annual lithium-ion battery production capacity in the U.S. is expected to climb to at least 226 gigawatt-hours by 2030. This production output, however, could top...

  • Teck Resources Ltd. COVID-19 antimicrobial copper Chile Don Lindsay

    Teck battles virus with copper in Chile

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

    Continuing its initiative to bring copper to the frontlines in the urgent fight against the spread of bacteria and viruses such as COVID-19, Teck Resources Ltd. announced the expansion of its Copper and Health program to Chile, partnering with leading national health professionals and academics on a pilot project at the Iquique Hospital. Research has shown that copper alloy surfaces are naturally antimicrobial and are imbued with self-sanitizing properties, with up to 99.9%...

  • Hayabusa 2 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Ryugu asteroid type-C

    Hayabusa 2 to drop asteroid samples soon

    Matthew Lasley, For Metal Tech News|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    Are we there yet? With only about 1.4 million miles to go, the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is about to finish its primary mission that has carried it over 3.25 billion miles so far! Even though it reached the near-earth asteroid Ryugu, a mere 7.5 million miles away as the space crow flies, and retrieved samples to return, the overall success of the mission depends on whether it can safely return those samples to Earth. Unlike its predecessor, Hayabusa 1, which burned up on reentry,... Full story