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 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
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

 
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

 
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GM secures Aussie cobalt for batteries

In another deal to secure the raw materials it needs to produce enough Ultium batteries to power up to 1 million electric vehicles per year by 2025, General Motors struck a multi-year agreement... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
lithium ion metal battery BrightDrop EV van Ontario Canada

An Ontario critical minerals strategy

Ontario has developed a mines-to-market critical minerals strategy that leverages rich stores of critical minerals in the northern reaches of the Canadian province, the already well-established... — 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

 
General Motors GM Canada EV electrical vehicle supply chain Ultium plant cathode

GM looks to Quebec for cathode plant

Adding to a growing list of deals to source the materials and components needed for its vision to get everybody in on its transition to an all-electric future, General Motors is working with... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
SPEE3D award Australia department defense military 3D metal printing field test

US awards Aussie company for 3D printer

The U.S. Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) recognized Australian additive manufacturing company SPEE3D at the 6th Military Additive Manufacturing Summit, where the company was named the... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
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Pentagon invests in heavy rare earths

Part of a much larger critical minerals investment and strategy unveiled by the Biden administration on Feb. 22, the Pentagon has awarded MP Materials Corp. a $35 million contract to commercially... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
General Motors GM electrification EVs Detroit Michigan factory facility plant

GM investing $7B to build EV capacity

In its race toward becoming North America's electric vehicle market leader by 2025, General Motors Co. has unveiled plans to invest roughly $7 billion in new lithium-ion battery and EV... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
MP Materials' future rare earths magnet facility in Texas.

GM secures American rare earth magnets

To secure a long-term domestic supply of the rare earths needed to build electric vehicles in North America, General Motors has entered into a binding agreement to buy REE materials and magnets... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
recycling rare earth elements REE neodymium Pennsylvania State University

Scientists find new way to recycle REE

As rapidly advancing technology leaves behind printed circuit boards, old computers, obsolete televisions, and other electrical devices, mountains of electronic waste, or e-waste, being... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
SPEE3D 3D metal printer additive manufacturing Australia army M113 WarpSPEE3D

Australian Army 3D prints parts in the bush

Whether on the frontlines of a battle or on a humanitarian mission in some remote corner of Earth, military vehicles are usually far from a parts depot when they are needed most. This is why the... — 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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Lithium Battery Valley emerges in Quebec

Becancour, a small Quebec town along the shores of the St. Lawrence River about midway between Montreal and Quebec City, is rapidly emerging as an epicenter for producing the advanced materials... — Updated 3/22/2022 Full story

 
General Motors GM sources domestic United States supplies of battery materials

Domestic mining key to Biden EV strategy

While laying out an action plan to establish the national network of electric vehicle charging stations needed to keep pace with its ambitious goal of 50% of all vehicles sold in the United... — Updated 12/15/2021 Full story

 
EV US supply chain rare earths critical minerals Biden administration mining

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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