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Battery valences power vanadium demand

A hardener of the steels that have been helping to make Fords tough for more than a century and an element with unique properties that make it the key ingredient in enormous batteries to store... — Updated 5/15/2022

 
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 5/3/2022

 
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

 
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Carbon capture mining tech wins XPRIZE

A mine that could suck billions of tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and turn it to stone while also producing the nickel, cobalt, and other metals needed for zero-emissions electric... — Updated 4/25/2022

 
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 4/22/2022

 
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More US critical minerals action needed

While hailing President Joe Biden's use of the Defense Production Act to bolster domestic supplies of battery minerals and materials as a win for rebuilding United States supply chains, the... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
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Biden issues battery materials order

With mass production of batteries that store intermittent renewable energy and power electric vehicles being a vital component of the envisioned clean energy future, the Biden administration has... — Updated 4/5/2022

 
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America's largest critical minerals mine

On Feb. 22, 2022, Teck Resources Ltd.'s Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska became the largest critical minerals operation in the United States, both in terms of quantity and value of the materials... — Updated 3/8/2022

 
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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 3/1/2022

 
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Copper's vital role in low-carbon economy

When most people think about the metals driving the alternative energy revolution, lithium, vanadium, cobalt and rare earths spring to mind. As recently reported by EE Times Europe, "Copper is an... — Updated 3/1/2022

 
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DOE eyes unconventional REE refinery

Looking to break America's reliance on China for rare earths and critical minerals, the U.S. Department of Energy is investing $140 million to develop a facility that extracts these minerals from... — Updated 2/22/2022

 
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DOE funds carbon antimining at Tamarack

The United States Department of Energy is investing $2.2 million to explore the holy grail of clean energy projects – a domestic mine that helps to supply the nickel and copper needed to... — Updated 2/22/2022

 
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Vital to rethink Nechalacho mine plan

The ore sorter at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho rare earths project in Canada's Northwest Territories is able to upgrade lower-grade ore into concentrates viable for shipping to the company's... — Updated 2/8/2022

 
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Ucore advances RapidSX rare earths tech

In another step toward Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s goal of producing the first separated rare earth elements at its planned Strategic Metals Complex in Alaska in about two years, a third party has ca... — Updated 1/11/2022

 
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Texas tech metals deposit critical to US

The proposed list of 50 critical minerals unveiled by the U.S. Geological Survey in November shined a light on how dependent the United States is on foreign countries for rare earth elements and... — Updated 12/28/2021

 
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And then there were 50 critical minerals

The U.S. Geological Survey has unveiled a proposed list of 50 minerals and metals critical to the United States. While this seems to be a major jump over the 35 critical minerals on the original... — Updated 12/13/2021

 
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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 11/2/2021

 
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EV revolution drives graphite demand

The global transition to electric vehicles plugged into renewable energy sources is powering enormous demand for graphite, the single largest ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. "Graphite demand... — Updated 10/26/2021

 
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Ucore secures Vital rare earths supply

On the heels of a deal to sell more rare earths carbonate to Norway-based REEtec, Vital Metals Ltd. has entered into a separate agreement to sell some of this midstream REE product produced in... — Updated 10/26/2021

 
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REEtec to purchase more Vital rare earths

In another move that demonstrates rare earths production at Nechalacho is scaling up faster than originally anticipated, Vital Metals Ltd. and REEtec AS have amended their offtake agreement to... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
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Vital rare earths plant on pace for 2022 start

Vital Metals Ltd. Oct. 5 reported that it expects its rare earth extraction facility in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan to be ready to accept the first ore from the Nechalacho REE mine in... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
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Bonanza grade rare earths at Nechalacho

Crews at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho rare earths project in Canada's Northwest Territories are mining zones of ore with such high grades that there is no need to upgrade it with the on-site... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
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Renewable revolution energizes copper

Considering the almost unfathomable quantities that will be needed to power the global shift to low-carbon energy and electric mobility, copper is the most critical of the minerals and metals... — Updated 9/28/2021

 
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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

 
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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

 

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