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 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
Electric cars, trucks, and vans by Chevrolet, Hummer, Cadillac, and Brightdrop.

GM secures Vale Canada nickel for EVs

Enters deal for battery-grade nickel sulfate to be produced in Canada's new Battery Valley. In a deal that helps General Motors meet its electric vehicle ambitions and further solidifies Canada... — Updated 11/21/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A Microvast engineer studying General Motors' Ultium battery pack.

GM doubles down on battery separator tech

Being supported by a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Battey Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing initiative, General Motors has partnered with battery... — Updated 11/8/2022

 
A blue Chevrolet Silverado EV being plugged into a home charger.

GM secures future EV battery metals

In another example of global automakers heading to the very front end of global supply chains to source the materials they need to transition to electric mobility, General Motors is making up to... — Updated 10/18/2022

 
Piles of rare earth oxides used for magnets, batteries, and high-tech products.

Making rare earths separation less rare

US invests heavily into developing domestic rare earth element processing plants Despite what their name suggests, rare earths are not all that scarce. An efficient and environmentally sound... — Updated 10/10/2022 Full story

 
DOE organization ReCell Center displays all battery materials.

Urban mining to provide for critical deficit

Critical minerals can be recycled from decades of e-waste The necessity of reclaiming waste as a means to curb the seemingly impossible material requirements of a renewable future is fostering a d... — Updated 10/4/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Technician tests the chemicals inside Lithion Recycling's demonstration plant.

GM adds new link to domestic supply chain

Playing the long game, General Motors Co. announced a strategic investment with Quebec-based Lithion Recycling Inc. to support the automaker's pursuit of an eventual circular battery ecosystem... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
Closeup of several green rough uncut emerald crystals.

The kryptonite of America's economy

Lack of domestic critical mineral supplies weakens US clean energy ambitions The White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are becoming increasingly aware that a lack of secure supplies of... — Updated 9/20/2022 Full story

 
Cobalt is a transition metal between iron and nickel on the periodic table.

Critical cobalt overshadowed by lithium

Replacing this oft-maligned lithium-ion battery metal comes at a cost Traditionally a headline-grabbing metal due to the perceived human rights and monetary costs it adds to lithium-ion batteries... — Updated 9/20/2022 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

 
An EV drives past wind turbines on a rural road to the mountains.

Canada to feed a minerals hungry world

Develops strategy to be the world's critical minerals supplier of choice Understanding that the renewable energy and electric vehicle revolution offers a "generational opportunity for Canada and... — 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

 
A red Tesla Roadster speeds past a large wind turbine farm.

Seven world transforming rare earths

Magnet rare earths transform motion to energy; and energy to motion and music While all 15 of the rare earths have special properties that have been called magical, alchemistical, and futuristic,... — Updated 9/12/2022 Full story

 
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

 
Biden under “A Future Made in America” banner at GM’s Factory Zero.

DOE seeks input on US critical materials

Recognizing the meteoric rise in demand for minerals and metals critical to electric vehicles, renewable energy, and the American economy at large, the U.S. Department of Energy is requesting... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Considered a co-inventor of lithium-ion batteries, earning a Nobel Prize for it.

Father of lithium-ion batteries turns 100

Ask anyone, "who invented the lightbulb?" and most would be able to answer Thomas Edison. Ask anyone, "who invented the telephone?" and some would be able to answer Alexander Graham Bell. Ask... — Updated 8/2/2022 Full story

 
An artist rendering of a lithium-ion battery.

Vital link to Ontario's EV supply chain

Umicore to invest C$1.5B on lithium battery materials plant in Ontario. To establish the missing link between Ontario's abundant lithium battery metal resources and the established automotive... — Updated 7/26/2022 Full story

 
Electra Battery Materials’ cobalt refinery in Ontario.

Electra considers Quebec cobalt refinery

As it advances the development of a lithium-ion battery materials park centered on its cobalt refinery in Ontario, Electra Battery Materials Corp. is considering the potential of building a... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A zoomed in photo of a loudspeaker.

UK SCREAMs for recycled REE magnets

Researchers from the Birmingham Energy Institute, along with several partners, are supporting a new grant-funded project to recycle rare earth magnets from electronic waste, electric motors, and... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A graphic showing the Future 50, a Corporate Knights ranking list.

Future 50 ranking, Li-Cycle earns top three

With lithium quadrupling in price over the past year, it's a great time to own this mineral, and the good times extend to Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., which recycles metals from... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

 
Mud pots above geothermal lithium sources near Salton Sea in CA.

Stellantis orders Hell's Kitchen lithium

Another major automaker has gotten in line to purchase future supplies of low-carbon lithium that Controlled Thermal Resources Ltd. will be cooking up from geothermal brines at its Hell's Kitchen... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

 
A chunk of graphite found at Quebec deposits for lithium-ion batteries.

Quebec graphite companies join forces

In a landmark deal that is expected to further solidify Quebec as a major North American hub for the enormous quantities of graphite needed for the lithium-ion batteries powering the electric... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Hummer, Cadillac Lyriq and other GM electric vehicles.

DOE earmarks $3.2B for battery materials

To help shore up domestic supplies of the cobalt, graphite, lithium, nickel, and other materials that go into lithium-ion batteries, the U.S. Department of Energy has directed $3.16 billion from... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
MP Materials’ future rare earths magnet and alloys plant in Texas.

Texas rare earths magnet plant coming

By the end of next year, the powerful rare earth magnets vital to efficiently transform motion into electricity in wind turbines and electricity into motion in electric vehicles are expected to... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Statevolt's proposed lithium-ion battery factory near California's Salton Sea.

SoCal EV battery gigafactory unveiled

Lars Carlstrom, who has already founded two companies building lithium-ion battery gigafactories in Europe, has launched a third enterprise that plans to build a 54-gigawatt-hour battery facility... — Updated 4/26/2022 Full story

 
Tesla gigmine Elon Musk lithium prices Cyber Rodeo Texas EV electric vehicles

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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