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Underground development at former cobalt and copper mine in Idaho.

Electra grows Iron Creek cobalt deposit

With its lithium-ion battery materials park in Canada on pace to begin ramping up production in phases beginning at the end of this year, Electra Battery Materials Corp. continues to expand a... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
A woman retrieving binoculars scanned using a Lumafield Neptune CT scanner.

CT scans make 3D printing parts easier

To address the supply chain challenges that have plagued manufacturers since the onset of the COVID pandemic, Desktop Metal and Lumafield have joined forces to offer an easy system to scan and 3D... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
A precision laser to be used in potential nuclear fusion of hydrogen-boron.

Australia invests in laser fusion industry

As Australia's first laser fusion energy company, HB11 Energy has been awarded A$22 million (US$15.5) to develop next-generation high-power lasers needed to create a multi-billion-dollar nuclear... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander in upcoming space missions.

Preparations for foothold in final frontier

Aiming to kick off the Artemis era later this year, NASA is preparing for the first launch of its Space Launch System (SLS) mega-rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft, which will fly without any... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
An American Manganese recycled battery made from the RecycLiCo process.

RecycLiCo awaits final impact assessment

American Manganese Inc. reported that it has received the preliminary life cycle assessment results for its RecycLiCo lithium-ion battery recycling process and is awaiting the final external... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Aqua Metals Aqualyzer pushing out soggy Black Mass with its pilot machines.

Lead to lithium, Aqua Metals recycling

A leading innovator in metals recycling, Aqua Metals Inc. has achieved a new milestone in proving its recycling technology by plating high-purity nickel metal, one atom at a time, from black mass... — Updated 5/5/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
The ElemX 3D metal printer by Xerox bought by Rochester Institute of Technology.

Xerox printer copying in the 3D space

Longtime household name Xerox is more than just copying onto paper these days. Today, it is printing in the 3D space as well, reporting that the Rochester Institute of Technology recently... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
The two-inch diamond wafer can store 25 billion gigabytes of quantum memory.

Diamonds are now a computers best friend

A company that specializes in jewelry has teamed up with researchers to create a mind-blowing storage breakthrough – the collaboration resulting in the manufacture of a two-inch diamond wafer... — Updated 5/3/2022

An image of the Mars rover that could potentially benefit from PhosEnergy GenX.

Innovator develops long-life power units

A small Australia-based energy technology company is hot on the trail of building a prototype of a long-lived power generation system that could open the path to extended space travel, as well as... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Ferrocene is orange in its powdered form and has many technology uses.

Ink printed solar cells may replace silicon

Paper-thin and inexpensive solar cells printed from ink may one day replace the cumbersome traditional solar cells made from silicon thanks to a material created at Imperial College London called... — Updated 4/26/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A map detailing Bullion Gold Resources many mining claims in Quebec.

GoldSpot returns to Abitibi for Bullion

Mineral discovery with machine learning company GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. April 26 announced it has been engaged to apply its artificial intelligence and geoscience expertise at Bullion Gold... — Updated 4/26/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
University of Wisconsin student with electron beam powder imaging equipment.

Scientists see inside metal printing process

Combining special, high-energy X-rays with thermal imaging and visible light, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are looking inside 3D metal prints made with electron beam powder... — Updated 4/25/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes

2D quantum material perfectly made in lab

In a discovery that could speed research into next-generation electronics and light-emitting diode devices, a University of Michigan research team has developed the first reliable, scalable method... — Updated 4/25/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Taiga Motors all-electric snowmobile ore snowmachine in Canada

Motorsport electrification begins with Taiga

Although the weather is warming as spring arrives to the Northern Hemisphere, fans of winter sports can look forward to the latest addition to electrification with Taiga Motors Inc. announcing... — Updated 4/19/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
First Solar photovoltaic PV Origis Energy Silicon Ranch thin-film modules US

First Solar doubles up module agreements

In two back-to-back deals, First Solar Inc. has secured contracts for the installation of 4.75 gigawatts of responsibly produced thin-film photovoltaic solar modules. Origis Energy, one of America... — Updated 4/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Hertz EV car rental Polestar electric vehicles partnership purchase 65,000

Hertz to purchase 65,000 Polestar 2 EVs

Swedish premium electric performance carmaker Polestar recently announced a new global partnership with Hertz Corp. to sell 65,000 electric vehicles to the global car rental company over the next... — Updated 4/5/2022

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EV battery gigafactory coming to Ontario

Global automaker Stellantis and battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution have forged a partnership that will invest US$4.1 billion (C$5 billion) to establish the first large-scale, electric... — Updated 4/5/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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ZETA presents EV to gas numbers analysis

A recent analysis by the Zero Emission Transportation Association found that electric vehicle drivers save upwards of $10,000 in operating costs when compared to similar internal combustion... — Updated 3/29/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
University Adelaide Exterres Laboratory space exploration simulation Australia

Australian university sets up space lab

The University of Adelaide has launched Exterres Laboratory, the first of its kind in Australia for an off-Earth surface testing environment for space technology such as rovers – which are desti... — Updated 3/25/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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X-MAT earns more funding for coal research

The Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management March 18 announced US$2.2 million in funding for research into new, clean uses for coal waste – primarily, to continue... — Updated 3/22/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
IDTechEx report 3D metal printing additive manufacturing COVID-19 market future

Future of metal 3D printing is bright

After recovering from a short-term downturn for metal 3D printing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, IDTechEx forecasts that the global metal additive manufacturing market will hit US$18.5... — Updated 3/22/2022

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DOE invests in novel energy storage tech

From hot sand in Alabama to hydrogen storage at Tennessee coal mines, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is investing $2.4 million into projects that... — Updated 3/22/2022

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Aston Martin teams up with Britishvolt

To develop high-performance lithium-ion batteries that will power the next generation of ultra-luxury electric cars in the United Kingdom, Aston Martin has formalized an agreement that merges its... — Updated 3/15/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Volkswagen VW Group Ford Motor Company MEB modular electric drive matrix

Ford and Volkswagen strengthen e-mobility

Car titans Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor Company have expanded their e-mobility partnership with Ford planning to produce another electric model for the European market based on Volkswagen's mod... — Updated 3/15/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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Solar wings to fly to Psyche asteroid

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration March 7 reported the nearing launch of its 11-year Psyche project, with the assemblage of its massive solar panels that will power the spacecraft... — Updated 3/15/2022


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