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Bottles of high-grade nickel, cobalt products produced from testing at NiWest.

Stellantis secures future nickel, cobalt

In a move that demonstrates automakers need all the battery materials that can possibly be produced by the global mining sector, Stellantis has entered into a preliminary agreement to buy... — Updated 10/11/2022

 
Bottle of nickel sulfate from BHP’s Kwinana refinery in Western Australia.

More low-carbon nickel the plea for 2022

Tesla and other automakers clamor for nickel suppliers with low CO2 footprint Tesla CEO Elon Musk's 2020 appeal to "please mine more nickel" served as a rallying cry for mining companies with... — Updated 9/16/2022 Full story

 

Automakers move into lithium mining space

General Motors, Stellantis, and Tesla moving further up battery supply chain With the batteries powering the electric vehicle revolution demanding more lithium than miners can produce, the price o... — Updated 9/13/2022 Full story

 
Infotainment and navigation system interface in a Tesla Model X EV.

Minerals critical to the EV Revolution

Electric Vehicles require six times the minerals than their fossil fuel forebearers With even the most basic models boasting sophisticated driver-assist, navigation, infotainment, diagnostics, and... — Updated 9/13/2022 Full story

 
Massive graphite in core from drilling at the Graphite Creek deposit in Alaska.

More graphite needed for EVs – a lot more

By 2030, batteries will likely need more than 5x all the graphite mined in 2021 While shortages of the lithium and nickel needed for electric vehicle batteries has dominated news headlines over... — Updated 9/12/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A series of lithium-ion-phosphate cells wired together.

RecycLiCo achieves 99% recovery from LFP

RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc., in partnership with Kemetco Research Inc., has announced over 99% lithium recovery from its lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery cathode materials process during... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
A geologist’s hammer next to lens of graphite at Graphite Creek in Alaska.

Study details US graphite supply chain

At a time when American automakers are looking for potential domestic supplies of the graphite that makes up nearly half of all the materials that go into the lithium-ion batteries powering... — Updated 8/30/2022 Full story

 
 By Simon Clarke    Editorial
Drill tests for lithium at American Lithium’s TLC project in Clayton Valley.

Lithium Oversupply? Hold Your Horses

As the price of lithium has skyrocketed over the last 18 months, the demand for lithium-ion batteries is more intense than ever. Battery makers, including Panasonic, LG Chem and CATL, have to... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

 
Robot arms build electric vehicles on a futuristic auto assembly line.

Gridlock could delay clean energy future

The International Energy Agency warns that traffic jams threaten the clean energy future. Not on global highways congested with electric vehicles, nor in lines of these EVs waiting to top off thei... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
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Shot across the bow for battery metals

Rising demand, tight supply, war, and a short squeeze on a China-based stainless steel titan came into perfect alignment to rocket the price of nickel to historic heights. The price for a pound... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
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Rio Tinto commits $2.4B for lithium mine

With the goal of producing 58,000 metric tons of the lithium carbonate needed for the batteries powering electric vehicles and storing renewable energy each year, global miner Rio Tinto has... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
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Schlumberger delves into lithium mining

Best known for delivering technological solutions to the oil and gas sectors for more than 100 years, Schlumberger has formed Schlumberger New Energy, a new division focused on low-carbon and... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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Biden tackles critical metal supply chains

The American clean energy revolution envisioned by the Biden administration is going to require a massive supply chain upgrade – from the mines feeding rare earths, battery metals and other... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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Silicon battery tech firm raises $590M

Considered by market experts to be the largest single fundraising in the history of lithium-ion battery supply chains, Sila Nanotechnologies raised US$590 million during a financing that closed... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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Volkswagen jumps into battery recycling

Though Volkswagen does not expect any appreciable quantities of spent lithium-ion batteries for at least another decade, the German automaker has already constructed its first plant to recover mor... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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Musk floats battery gigamine idea, again

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has thus far focused the automaker's efforts on manufacturing electric vehicles and the lithium-ion batteries that power them. This could change as a shortage of the minerals a... — Updated 4/26/2022 Full story

 
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EV cart ahead of critical minerals horse

Does the United States' electric vehicle ambitions put the cart before the horse? Or, more precisely, place the EVs ahead of the raw material supply chains needed to build them? The Biden... — Updated 11/23/2021 Full story

 
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CTR drills toward clean lithium and energy

With the goal of delivering renewable energy to electrical grids by the end of 2023 and near-zero-carbon lithium for General Motors electric vehicles the following year, Controlled Thermal Resourc... — Updated 11/16/2021 Full story

 
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Soaring critical energy minerals demand

Global governments and industries are setting increasingly ambitious targets for the phasing out of fossil fuel-burning automobiles in favor of electric vehicles charged with green energy.... — Updated 11/2/2021 Full story

 
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EV revolution drives graphite demand

The global transition to electric vehicles plugged into renewable energy sources is powering enormous demand for graphite, the single largest ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. "Graphite demand... — Updated 10/26/2021 Full story

 
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Renewable revolution energizes copper

Considering the almost unfathomable quantities that will be needed to power the global shift to low-carbon energy and electric mobility, copper is the most critical of the minerals and metals... — Updated 9/28/2021 Full story

 
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Miners answer Musk call for more nickel

"Please mine more nickel," these four words from Tesla CEO Elon Musk reverberated across the global mining sector and raised awareness of how fundamental nickel is to the lithium-ion batteries... — Updated 9/21/2021 Full story

 
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Titans forge critical lithium alliances

The lightest of all the metals in the universe, lithium has emerged as the namesake for the batteries powering electric vehicles down global highways and storing renewable energy for those EVs to... — Updated 9/14/2021 Full story

 
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Solving the critical cobalt conundrum

The envisioned green future where every North American is driving a battery-powered electric vehicle charged with renewable energy could be undermined by cobalt, a somewhat scarce and controversia... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 
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Tesla, BHP strike revolutionary nickel deal

Answering Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk's call for new supplies of nickel that are mined "efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way," Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Group has struck a... — Updated 8/3/2021 Full story

 

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