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Antimony may be a renewable energy hero

An unsung war hero that saved countless American troops during World War II, an overlooked battery material that has played a pivotal role in storing electricity for more than 100 years, and a... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 
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Tin has been critical for 5,500 years

From the advancements of technology during the Bronze Age to the computers and telecommunication systems of today's Big Data Era, tin has been critical to human progress for at least 5,500 years.... — Updated 9/8/2021 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

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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Korean lab develops near-perfect graphene

A team at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials within the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea, including students at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology,... — Updated 9/7/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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MIT develops game-changing H fuel process

As the world aspires to move away from fossil fuels and minimize carbon emissions, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new method to generate clean hydrogen... — Updated 8/31/2021 Full story

 
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A rare earth magnets alternative emerges

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are working with Powdermet Inc., an Ohio-based nanomaterials and advanced materials research and development company, to d... — Updated 8/24/2021 Full story

 
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Perpetua to supply antimony for batteries

Idaho-focused mining company Perpetua Resources Corp. and Ambri Inc., a battery technology company born from research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have forged a partnership that... — Updated 8/17/2021 Full story

 
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Missouri S&T hosts critical minerals event

What are critical minerals, where do we find them, and why are they considered critical? These are among the questions that will be addressed by experts during a two-day virtual workshop hosted... — Updated 7/27/2021 Full story

 
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First Cobalt expanding Idaho Belt deposit

Chains are only as strong as their weakest link, and two United States federal agencies have determined that cobalt is the weak link in North America's electric vehicle supply chain. First Cobalt... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story

 
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From coal basins to critical mineral mines

Looking to transform old coal mining regions into new domestic sources for rare earths and critical minerals vital to electric vehicles, renewable energy, and other technologies, the U.S.... — Updated 5/11/2021 Full story

 
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First Cobalt works with DOE in Idaho

Already positioned to be the first North American producer of the battery-grade cobalt being demanded by a rapidly growing electric vehicles market, First Cobalt Corp. has been awarded $600,000... — Updated 5/11/2021 Full story

 
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Rio Tinto recovering lithium from Boron

Recovering scandium from its iron-titanium mine in Quebec, tellurium from the Kennecott copper mine in Utah, and now lithium from its Boron mine in California, Rio Tinto is leveraging its... — Updated 4/20/2021 Full story

 
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Experts urge swift UK tech metals strategy

Critical materials experts from the University of Birmingham are urging the United Kingdom to take quick action to ensure Britain has a stable supply of technology-critical metals essential for... — Updated 4/12/2021 Full story

 
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Rio Tinto to produce tellurium in the US

With solar panel production driving up the demand for tellurium, Rio Tinto plans to recover roughly 20 metric tons of this critical mineral per year from its Kennecott copper mine near Salt Lake... — Updated 3/16/2021 Full story

 
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EU assembles critical minerals alliance

Understanding that diverse and reliable supplies of critical minerals and metals are vital to the renewable energy, electric vehicles, and high-tech sectors, the European Union has set in motion a... — Updated 3/9/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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Nuclear program sets off decade of growth

Early last year, the U.S. Department of Energy launched three separate award programs to fund domestic private companies in developing nuclear reactors in the United States. Congress appropriated... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
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Tungsten fills niche in new innovations

President-elect Joe Biden's plans to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure and move the world's biggest economy toward greener policies is brightening the outlook for base metals, including... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

 
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Reclaiming critical mineral independence

Recycling metals from spent lithium-ion batteries and rare earths from outmoded computers play a vital role in the United States reclaiming its critical mineral independence, according to... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story

 
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New Battery Deal idea floated to Congress

In addition to dealing a major blow to the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on a chink in the United States' economic and security armor – an overreliance on foreign... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story

 
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DOE funds critical rare earth research

U.S. Department of Energy is funding up to $18 million for basic research aimed at helping to ensure the continued availability of rare earth elements, or effective substitutes, critical to the... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Nearly pure cathode materials recovered

American Manganese Inc. Feb. 20 announced that its patented RecycLiCo process recovered up to 99.72% pure nickel-cobalt-manganese products generated from disassembled electric vehicle battery... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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USGS report informs critical mineral policy

The United States depends on foreign countries for more than 50 percent of its supply of 31 minerals considered critical to the nation's economic wellbeing and national security, including 100 per... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 

Scientists urge green energy metal policies

Scientists are urging world governments to get out in front of the skyrocketing demand for the minerals and metals that are going to be needed for solar, wind and other green energy initiatives... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 

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