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  • Artistic concept of battery storing wind and solar-generated electricity.

    US green energy storage hits headwinds

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jan 10, 2024

    Supply constraints slow installations; WoodMac expects li-ion batteries to dominate energy storage in US over next five years. The transition to clean electricity generated from intermittent sources such as solar and wind is energizing the energy storage sector in the United States. Supply chain constraints, however, are acting as an insulator to growth of battery installations that ensure the balance between energy supply and demand. According to the fourth quarter 2022 U.S....

  • Lab tech connects wires on a Zinc8 zinc-air battery.

    NY Sen. Schumer calls Zinc8 with an offer

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    Seeing a win-win-win situation that revitalizes an old Superfund site, creates jobs for New Yorkers, and supercharges a cutting-edge renewable energy storage technology, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, picked up the phone and called Zinc8 Energy Solutions CEO Ron MacDonald to urge the energy-storage technology company to manufacture zinc-air batteries in his home state. During this pivotal call to MacDonald, Sen. Schumer touted the cleaned up and refurbished... Full story

  • Bags of black mass that Li-Cycle has produced at its Hub facilities.

    Sen. Schumer visits NY Li-Cycle facility

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    Recycling hub will offer supply of critical battery materials in US After advocating for Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. to develop its zinc-air energy storage systems manufacturing plant in New York, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, paid a visit to Li-Cycle Holdings Corp.'s Rochester lithium-ion battery recycling facility in his home state. You can read about Sen. Schumer and Zinc8 at NY Sen. Schumer calls Zinc8 with an offer in the July 11, 2022, edition of... Full story

  • Artist’s concept of a battery system for storing wind and solar energy.

    Zinc8 scopes US zinc battery plant sites

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    Encouraged by the support it has received from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, along with the clean energy battery tax credits offered up in the Inflation Reduction Act, Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. has decided to move forward with building its first commercial zinc-air battery production facility in New York. "It is abundantly clear that with the introduction of the IRA, US policymakers, led by Senator Schumer, are taking real action by introducing incentives... Full story

  • Large wind turbines silhouetted by the Milky Way and a cityscape.

    Zinc galvanizes US critical minerals list

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 20, 2022

    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 exciting metals and metalloids that have risen to stardom due to the special properties they bring to cutting-edge technologies such as quantum computing, smartphones, renewable energy, and electric vehicles. Zinc – a blue-collar metal better known for galvanizing guardrails, light... Full story

  • A row of solar panels with wind turbines in the backround.

    America leads global campaign to fight climate change with landmark legislation

    Ron MacDonald|Updated Aug 23, 2022

    The $469 billion energy and climate spending agreement struck between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), if successful in getting passed in Congress, will be the biggest legislative win for the clean energy movement since the Clean Air Act and represents the single largest federal clean energy investment in U.S. history. This energy and climate agreement details that a $27 billion 'clean energy technology accelerator' will be created to ensure... Full story

  • Zinc8 Energy Solutions zinc-air energy storage system Ron MacDonald ZESS

    Zinc8 may hold future for cloud providers

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Canada-based company Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. made a recent announcement that it has signed a US$200,000 contract with a leading cloud storage provider to demonstrate its patented zinc-air energy storage system. Zinc8's groundbreaking energy storage system, which utilizes an ingenious method of using zinc and oxygen to store energy, won the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Innovation Challenge, which resulted in a contract for a large installation of the system in New York...

  • Zinc8 and SmartConsult plan to install zinc air batteries in Australia

    Zinc-air energy storage going Down Under

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

    Canada-based Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. has formed a partnership that could see its patented zinc-air energy storage system installed at renewable energy facilities in Australia, a country at the forefront of low-carbon electrical power generation. In recent years, Australia and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency have invested A$1.58 billion (US$1.12 billion) to support 543 greenhouse gas-reducing energy projects as the country seeks to achieve more aggressive renewable...

  • Zinc8 zinc air grid scale rechargeable electric storage batteries

    Zinc makes in-roads in batteries market

    Rose Ragsdale, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    While debate rages over whether lithium-ion and vanadium reflow energy storage systems will usher in the next wave of power generation, another technology, batteries that store energy using zinc, is moving into the market. Zinc batteries, especially the technology being marketed by Vancouver, British Columbia-based Zinc8 Energy Solutions, has attracted considerable attention in recent weeks with a new type of viable, lower-cost energy storage option for many large customers...

  • Zinc8 Energy Solution zinc air electrical storage lab technician

    Zinc8 lands NY energy storage installation

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

    Zinc8 Energy Solutions, formerly MGX Renewables Inc, March 11 announced it has signed an agreement to install a 100-kilowatt (kw), 1.5-megawatt-hour (MWh) zinc-air energy storage system in Brooklyn, New York. Zinc-air energy storage is a three-part system that stores energy from renewable and other sources and then delivers electricity to the grid as needed. Basically, energy is stored in the form of zinc particles that are roughly the size to grains of sand. • When the...

  • Teck Resources Alaska Red Dog zinc germanium critical minerals fiber optics

    America's largest critical minerals mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 8, 2022

    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 produced at this world-class base, precious, and critical minerals operation. Being catapulted to America's top dog when it comes to critical minerals production is not due to the germanium produced, though this semiconductor metal vital to ultrafast computing and communications is... Full story

  • Critical Minerals Alliances EV electric vehicles GM partnership Rio Tinto

    Soaring critical energy minerals demand

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Nov 2, 2021

    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. Achieving these grand climate objectives, however, is going to require an equally bold strategy to ensure there are plentiful supplies of the new generation of energy minerals and metals critical to building this revolution in the way the world generates and uses energy. The World Bank... Full story

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