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Forging Critical Minerals Alliances

While the history of human innovation is a series of discoveries, each building on the last, there are certain "eureka moments" that mark a shift in the trajectory of mankind – taming fire,... — Updated 9/9/2021 Full story

 
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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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The quantum states of germanium demand

From the transistors in quantum computers that are millions of times faster than their classical counterparts to fiber optic cables that send data at the speed of light, germanium is a... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 
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Made in North America rare earths return

Roughly 38,000 metric tons of rare earth concentrates were produced from American soil during 2020, yet the United States remains 100% reliant on foreign countries for its supply of these 17... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 
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Scandium finds its own way in NA markets

Scandium is an adopted brother to the family of 15 lanthanides that make up the suite of elements known as rare earths. While it may not have quite as strong a chemical bond to its adopted... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 
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Recycling to complete a circular economy

Reminiscent of America's gilded age, the world is priming itself for a new era of technology and energy centered on the electricity that sparked the imaginations of visionaries such as Nikola... — Updated 9/8/2021 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 9/8/2021 Full story

 
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Canada set to be critical minerals store

Canada is positioning itself as the "global supplier of choice" for the critical minerals and metals essential to tomorrow's technologies, especially the almost unfathomable quantities of raw mate... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 
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Britishvolt, Glencore forge partnership

While ramping up construction of a lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility capable of producing enough cells each year to power 300,000 electric vehicles, Britishvolt has forged a strategic par... — Updated 8/24/2021 Full story

 
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Tests show RapidSX lives up to its name

As its name implies, Innovation Metals Corp.'s RapidSX rare earths separation technology is at least one order of magnitude faster at extracting REEs than the solvent extraction methods that it... — Updated 7/20/2021 Full story

 
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White House wants new critical mining, laws

The Biden administration sees domestic mining as an important segment at the front end of the critical supply chains it endeavors to strengthen, as long as the mining is carried out at the... — Updated 6/20/2021 Full story

 
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Canada, EU forge critical minerals alliance

Canada and the European Union have forged a new strategic partnership to help secure the supply chains for minerals and metals critical to the global transition to a low-carbon and digitized... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 
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Lithium revives Cornwall mining region

Focused on environmentally sound production of lithium, Cornish Lithium Ltd. is testing new technologies to extract the battery metal from geothermal waters at its United Downs facility in Cornwal... — Updated 6/8/2021 Full story

 
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IEA urges swift critical minerals action

Policymakers must take swift and decisive action to ensure that the minerals critical to the global transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles are not the bottleneck that prevents... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
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$174 billion EV plan lacks critical minerals fix

From $15 billion to bolster clean energy research to incentives aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles, the Biden administration's proposed $174 billion investment in the United... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
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Photon gold assays gain wider endorsement

Mining and quality assurance companies are increasingly embracing Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay as a more accurate, faster, safer, and environmentally sound means of analyzing samples for gold,... — 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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US lawmakers push for REE cooperative

Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Congressman David McKinley, R- West Virginia, along with 12 other U.S. lawmakers, are urging the Biden administration to develop domestic metallurgical... — Updated 4/27/2021 Full story

 
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Addressing battery metal recycling risks

Answering the Biden administration's call for industry input on the risks to battery supply chains in the United States, American Battery Metals Corp. said accelerating lithium-ion battery... — Updated 4/20/2021 Full story

 
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Group 5 metals improve First Solar panels

First Solar Inc. is leveraging the power of Group 5 elements to nearly eliminate the degradation of its newest generation of photovoltaic solar panels. Group 5 refers to vanadium, niobium, tantalu... — Updated 4/13/2021 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 Metals
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Lasers change zinc oxide at lightspeeds

Future technology may involve sci-fi transformation techniques like the recently discovered ability to transform metals to semiconductors and vice versa, using the power of the laser. A group of r... — Updated 2/23/2021 Full story

 
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American acquires Purdue rare earth tech

American Resources Corp. has acquired exclusive rights to potentially game-changing rare earth and critical elements separation and purification technologies from Hasler Ventures LLC and Purdue... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 

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