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Zinc galvanizes US critical minerals list

A blue-collar metal that is vital to weatherizing envisioned green energy future Critical minerals are typically thought of as obscure rare earth elements cloaked in geopolitical intrigue, or... — Updated 9/20/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
Mixers stir blue fluids at Ucore’s RapidSX demonstration plant in Canada.

Ucore's rare earths plant takes shape

RapidSX team on pace to begin commissioning REE separation plant this year Despite snarled supply chains, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. says it remains on track to begin commissioning a plant in Canada... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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

 

Unlikely Critical Minerals Alliances 2022

Coming together to build North America's clean energy and e-mobility future The shift away from the fossil fuels that powered the Industrial Revolution and transported humankind through the 20th... — Updated 9/13/2022 Full story

 
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 9/12/2022 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

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
A prototype of Cambridge University's artificial leaf floating on the Cam River.

An artificial leaf to fuel world trade

While renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar have become significantly cheaper and more available in recent years, many challenges still need to be overcome to achieve decarbonizatio... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 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

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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Nuclear fusion breakthrough confirmed

A major breakthrough in nuclear fusion has been confirmed by the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, little over a year since the lab successfully... — Updated 8/26/2022

 
Row of installed First Solar thin-film solar panels in field with flowers.

DOE backs tellurium enriched solar tech

Launches $20M consortium to boost American-made CdTe cells Increasing federal backing of American-made thin-film solar technologies is likely to increase the demand for tellurium, a key... — Updated 8/23/2022

 
The tops of several AA-sized batteries commonly used in electronic devices.

Rechargeability looms for zinc batteries

For years, researchers have sought a viable method for making the common zinc alkaline battery rechargeable. Now, a team of international researchers has developed a technique for doing just that.... — Updated 8/10/2022

 
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

 
Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup under bright lights at the Rouge EV Center.

The ABCs of securing metals for Ford EVs

Looking to secure the materials required for the lithium batteries that will deliver power to more than 2 million electric vehicles per year by 2026, Ford Motor Company is adding the clout of its... — Updated 8/2/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
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GoldSpot forms EarthLabs for mining tech

As it continues to focus on leveraging artificial intelligence and data science to transform the mineral discovery process, GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. is reorganizing under EarthLabs Inc., a... — Updated 8/2/2022

 
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

 
Closeup of the columns at the RapidSX demo plant in Ontario.

Ucore accelerates RapidSX development

Following the positive results from an independent technical review received early this year, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has decided to expand the rare earths separation capacity of its RapidSX... — Updated 7/19/2022

 
Scientist observes battery cathode material produced with Nano One technology.

Nano One's battery cathode Instant Pot

Global mining and metals company Rio Tinto has entered into a strategic partnership that includes a roughly US$10 million (C$12.5 million) investment in Nano One Materials Corp., a British... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Piles of rare earth element oxides with many high-tech and industrial purposes.

It's OK, USA Rare Earth plant coming soon

The rare earth magnets that help wind turbines transform a breeze into low-carbon electricity and then convert that energy to horsepower in the motors of electric vehicles will soon be made in... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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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 Metals
A puddle of liquified gallium with two large beads of platinum in it.

Gallium is platinum's new best friend

Researchers at the University of New South Wales Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology recently made a groundbreaking discovery in the use of platinum. By adding just a pinch of... — 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

 
A smartphone and other digital devises dependent on an array of metals.

Apple, USGS develop rock-to-metal ratio

How much rock must be moved to produce the metals in an Apple iPhone, Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle or any other product that requires mined commodities (i.e., nearly everything)? Apple teamed... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

 
An image of the Mars rover that could potentially benefit from PhosEnergy GenX.

Innovator develops long-life power units

A small Australia-based energy technology company is hot on the trail of building a prototype of a long-lived power generation system that could open the path to extended space travel, as well as... — 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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