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 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
University of Nevada Energy Resource Governance Initiative ERM school delegates

Nevada school tackles responsible mining

Facing the worldwide growing demand for vital technology minerals and metals, a new Energy Resource Governance Initiative academy program has been established at the University of Nevada, Reno.... — Updated 4/13/2021 Full story

 
Vital Metals REE rare earth elements Canada Northwest Territories Nechalacho

Another Vital REE milestone at Nechalacho

Reaching another major milestone on its path to being Canada's first rare earths producer, Vital Metals Ltd. has begun mining at its Nechalacho REE project in Northwest Territories. A... — Updated 4/6/2021 Full story

 
Livent Corp. Salar del Hombre Muerto salt lake Argentina lithium brine EVs

BMW secures $335M of lithium from Livent

In a move to secure the lithium needed to power its e-mobility aspirations, BMW Group has entered into a deal with Livent Corp. to supply roughly US$335 million (285 million euros) worth of this... — Updated 4/6/2021 Full story

 
Fort William First Nation Thunder Bay Ontario Canada Avalon Advanced Materials

Ontario First Nation eyes lithium plant

Taking another step toward contributing lithium to a battery metals hub in Ontario, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. has entered into a letter of intent with Fort William First Nation to... — Updated 4/6/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Critical Minerals Biden Administration Department of Energy Secretary

$30M for home supply of critical minerals

The U.S. Department of Energy March 18 announced $30 million in funding to support scientific research of domestic supplies of the critical minerals and metals needed to produce clean energy... — Updated 3/23/2021 Full story

 
Critical Minerals Canada low-carbon sustainability 31 EV electric vehicles

Canada publishes critical minerals catalog

Canada thinks about critical minerals differently than the United States and European Union. While its Western counterparts have put together shopping lists of the critical raw materials that are... — Updated 3/17/2021 Full story

 
Avalon Advanced Materials Vital Metals REE Nechalacho Northwest Territories

Vital rare earths sample from Nechalacho

A 12-kilogram (26.5 pounds) sample of rare earth carbonate from Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho project in Canada's Northwest Territories takes the Australian mining company one step closer to its... — Updated 3/16/2021 Full story

 
European Commission EU Raw Materials Alliance Green Deal rare earth elements

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

 
Wind solar renewable energy electric vehicle EV supply chains

Biden tackles critical metal supply chains

The American clean energy revolution envisioned by the Biden administration is going to require a massive supply chain upgrade – from the mines feeding rare earths, battery metals and other... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

 
Vital Metals REEtec rare earth elements REE Nechalacho Canada separation

Power of partnerships rare earth strategy

Instead of the economies-of-scale strategy typically used to get a viable rare earths project into production, Australia-based Vital Metals Ltd. has taken a power-of-partnerships approach to... — Updated 2/24/2021 Full story

 
Nouveau Monde Graphite Canada Quebec Saint-Michel-des-Saints Matawinie

Quebec greenlights large graphite mine

After a decade of meticulous planning, Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. has received a Quebec government environmental decree to begin developing a mine at its Matawinie project that has been designed... — Updated 2/23/2021 Full story

 
Purdue University American Resources Hasler Ventures Linda Wang REE separation

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

 
Greens Creek Hecla Mining Company wireless technology autonomous trucks

130-year-old Hecla stays on cutting edge

Established in 1891, Hecla Mining Company has survived two global pandemics, two World Wars, the Great Depression, and numerous crests and troughs of a cyclical metals market that has sunk many... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
REEtec Vital Metals Nechalacho rare earth elements Avalon Advanced Materials

An international REE partnership in NWT

With the recent signing of a rare earth offtake and profit-sharing agreement with Norway-based REEtec, Australia-based Vital Metals Ltd. said it is targeting the production of rare earths from... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
NASA beryllium aluminum alloys critical minerals James Webb Space Telescope

Critical minerals forge strong alliance

As two of the 35 minerals and metals considered to be critical to the economic and national security of the United States, beryllium and aluminum are fundamental to many sectors for their natural... — Updated 2/2/2021 Full story

 
Graphite One Inc. FPISC Fast-41 Alaska Anthony Huston domestic supply graphite

High priority Alaska graphite project

With graphite being a vital ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries storing clean but intermittent wind and solar energy, as well as powering the burgeoning electric vehicle sector, the U.S.... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Sandvik AB 3D metal printing titanium powder Yngwie Malmsteen indestrucible

Sandvik prints smash-proof metal guitar

While it may not be new news it is still awesome, Sandvik AB of Sweden, machined and 3D printed the world's first all-metal smash-proof guitar, and had Yngwie Malmsteen do what heavy metal rock... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story

 
Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc Eric Desaulniers Matawinie graphite project

Nouveau Monde Graphite eyes milestones

2021 is shaping up to be a watershed year for Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc.'s mission to be a carbon-neutral supplier of the graphite needed in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries. "This year will... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
Geomega Resources Inc Kiril Mugerman REE magnet recycling pilot plant

Geomega ready to scale up REE recycling

Following the successful completion of four rounds of testing its rare earths recycling pilot plant, Geomega Resources Inc. is ready to begin scaling up the technology. "Having a fully... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
Adirondack Mountain iron mine USGS critical minerals New York Ryan Taylor

New rare earth age for old NY iron mines

Industrial Age iron mines in the eastern Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York may find new life as domestic sources of the rare earth elements needed in today's Information Age. Mined heavily... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Center in Technology Metals UK Exeter

UK launches total tech metal recycling

The Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Center in Technology Metals, one of five new centers recently announced by the United Kingdom government, aims to revolutionize how technology crucial to... — Updated 11/17/2020 Full story

 
Mercedes-Benz Daimler AG DRC cobalt Ambition 2039 Jungo Brüngger

Mercedes tackles cobalt mining issues

Mercedes-Benz says it will follow its supply chains all the way back to the mines, if that is what it takes to ensure that the lithium and cobalt going into its rapidly expanding line of electric... — Updated 11/17/2020 Full story

 
Ucore Dotson Ridge REE critical minerals deposit

Ucore unveils Alaska2023 rare earths plan

Seeking to alleviate the United States' heavy reliance on China for its supply of the rare earth elements needed for a broad range of high-tech applications, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has rolled out... — Updated 10/20/2020 Full story

 
Trump cites heavy dependence on China for rare earths graphite gallium

Trump declares critical mineral emergency

President Donald Trump has declared America's heavy reliance on adversarial nations for critical minerals a national emergency that threatens the security, foreign policy, and economy of the Unite... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story

 
Lithium ion batteries in Tesla Powerwall EV need nickel and cobalt

US invests $25M in Brazilian Nickel mine

A week after President Donald Trump declared America's heavy reliance on adversarial nations for critical minerals a national emergency, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story

 

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