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  • An EV plugged into a battery charger on a sunny day.

    DOE invests $16M in solid battery tech

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Sep 22, 2023

    To accelerate the commercialization of solid-state battery tech for EVs; redox flow batteries for grid-scale renewable energy storage. To speed the commercialization of emerging battery technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy is investing $11 million into solid-state batteries that promise to extend the range and reduce the fire risk of electric vehicles, and $5 million into flow batteries that can serve as a buffer between intermittent renewable power sources and...

  • Rendering of crew looking on at futuristic undersea nodule collectors.

    The lawless frontier of deep-sea mining

    K. Warner, For Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 29, 2023

    Deep-sea battery metals mining has created an ocean-sized rift between those that want to speed regulations, slow the process, to save the planet. Loose legislation and tight deadlines have created a deep-sea mining rift that divides governments, electronics giants, vehicle manufacturers, banks, and scientists across unexpected lines. The mining industry has found itself rapidly transforming into a vital participant in worldwide efforts to reverse climate change due to the... Full story

  • 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plugged into a solar charger in a rural setting.

    Stellantis to expand US battery factories

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 8, 2023

    Second US battery gigafactory to be built under a JV with Samsung SDI powers Stellantis' electric ambitions in North America. Adding to the skyrocketing demand for lithium battery materials, global automaker Stellantis and battery manufacturer Samsung SDI have agreed to build a second gigafactory in the United States. The newest facility to be constructed under the StarPlus Energy joint venture forged between the two companies last May is slated to have the capacity to...

  • Chain with binary code representative of the digital links of blockchain tech.

    EV battery passport pilots underway

    K. Warner, For Metal Tech News|Updated May 24, 2023

    With mining for critical minerals like cobalt embattled on many fronts, the preference for fair trade options, need for source transparency, and massive investments in battery recycling infrastructure are being keenly felt. To meet demand, two ReSource electric vehicle (EV) battery passport pilots were successfully issued in January by the Global Battery Alliance (GBA) and its founding consortium of China Molybdenum (CMOC) mining group, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG),...

  • Silver 2024 GMC Sierra Denali electric pickup plugged into a charger.

    GM, Samsung SDI to build $3B gigafactory

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated May 9, 2023

    In order to produce enough batteries for its expanding lineup of electric vehicles, General Motors is teaming up with Samsung SDI to invest $3 billion into building a 30 gigawatt-hour battery cell manufacturing plant in the United States. "GM's supply chain strategy for EVs is focused on scalability, resiliency, sustainability and cost-competitiveness. Our new relationship with Samsung SDI will help us achieve all these objectives," said General Motors Chair and CEO Mary...

  • Volvo’s lineup in the battery-electric vehicle industry’s heavy trucks.

    Out in front: Volvo heads electrification

    K. Warner, For Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    Since starting electric heavy truck production in 2019, Volvo has swiftly become a leader in the market with a running tally of 4,300 vehicles on the road in over 38 countries, including nearly half of all heavy electric trucks registered in North America last year. Additionally, the demand for zero-emission trucks over 16 tons has increased by 200% in Europe just in the last year, and Volvo Trucks holds the highest share of that market. Volvo currently offers the... Full story

  • A cutting-edge Samsung SDI PRiMX (prime battery for maximum experience) battery.

    Stellantis, Samsung to build gigafactory

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Global automaker Stellantis and battery manufacturer Samsung SDI have forged a partnership that will invest US$2.5 billion to establish an electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Kokomo, Indiana. "It's another incredibly exciting day to be back in Kokomo celebrating such a transformational investment from Stellantis and our new partners at Samsung," said Gov. Eric Holcomb. "Today's announcement is another step toward positioning Indiana as a leader in the future of...

  • solid-state battery Samsung IDTechEx report lithium-ion forecast EV 2031

    IDTechEx reports solid-state battery future

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Research and technology firm IDTechEx has recently released a detailed report projecting the future of solid-state batteries and its potential to reach a market size of over $8 billion by 2031. Commercialized in 1991, the lithium-ion battery quickly became the mainstay for portable energy needs, and as electronics have continued to shrink, the need for mobility has only managed to grow. However, their worldwide success and diffusion in consumer electronics and now electric veh...

  • Northvolt lithium ion battery gigafactory Sweden wind hydro green electricity

    BMW, Northvolt sign 2B Euro battery deal

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    In what has been series of moves toward expanding its electric vehicle lineup, BMW Group has signed a 2 billion euro (US$2.28 billion) long-term supply contract with Northvolt, a Swedish manufacturer with a mission to build the greenest rechargeable batteries in the world. Northvolt's commitment to sourcing 100% of the energy it needs to produce battery cells from wind and hydroelectric power generated in northern Sweden was a deciding factor for BMW as it looked for new...

  • BMW Group headquarters in Munich Germany EV electric vehicles

    BMW sources sustainable Moroccan cobalt

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    BMW Group has secured a deal for 100 million euros worth of the sustainably sourced cobalt needed for the lithium-ion batteries that are powering its expanding line-up of electric vehicles. This important but oft-controversial battery metal will be acquired from Managem Group, a Moroccan mining company that produces cobalt, copper, fluorite, gold, silver, and zinc at its seven mines in Morocco and one in Sudan. The agreement with Managem will provide BMW with about 20% of its...

  • African workers at Glencore Mutanda copper cobalt mine DRC

    Samsung SDI, Glencore sign cobalt deal

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 2, 2022

    Glencore Plc Jan. 10 announced that it has signed an agreement to provide Samsung SDI with a five-year supply of cobalt hydroxide, a key ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles, smartphones, computers and other electronic devises. Under the terms of this supply contract, Glencore will provide up to 21,000 metric tons of cobalt contained in cobalt hydroxide between 2020 and 2024. The cobalt will be sourced from Glencore's industrial mining operations...

  • Lithium brine mine lithium-ion battery supply Argentina

    Plenty of lithium to go around for now

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 1, 2022

    Half as dense as water, lithium is the lightest of all metals. Because it is highly reactive, however, it would not work to make super buoyant boats. Instead, this metal believed to be one of only three elements created with any abundance during the Big Bang (the other two being hydrogen and helium) has found a use that takes advantage of both its light weight and reactiveness – lithium-ion batteries. "Lithium consumption for batteries has increased significantly in recent y...

  • Critical Minerals Alliances cobalt DRC First Cobalt Tesla EV electric vehicle

    Solving the critical cobalt conundrum

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 8, 2021

    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 controversial metal that makes lithium-ion batteries better. "Cobalt is considered the highest material supply chain risk for electric vehicles in the short and medium term," the U.S. Department of Energy penned in an April report. This risk has automakers, lithium-ion battery manufacturers, and... Full story