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 By Shane Lasley    Tech Bytes 
Cat autonomous self driving mining equipment haul trucks at Newmont gold Mine

Autonomous trucks to haul Newmont gold

Newmont Corp. Feb. 19 announced plans for the world's first open-pit gold mine with an entire fleet of autonomous haul trucks. The company's board of directors unanimously approved... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
Rare earth elements 15 lanthanides yttrium and scandium

Hexagon hails Ucore RapidSX REE pact

Hexagon Energy Materials Ltd., an Australian company that is investing US$6 million into furthering the development of RapidSX rare earth elements separation technology, Feb. 18... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Bytes 
Nickel cobalt hydroxide from the cathodes of recycled lithium-ion batteries

Nearly pure cathode materials recovered

American Manganese Inc. Feb. 20 announced that its patented RecycLiCo process recovered up to 99.72% pure nickel-cobalt-manganese products generated from disassembled electric... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Bytes 
Graphene research for artificial photosynthesis sunlight hydrogen fuel

DOE investing $100M in energy Holy Grail

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to provide up to $100 million over five years for research into artificial photosynthesis for the production of fuels from sunlight.... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
Innovative Metals RapidSX solvent exchange rare earth separation pilot plant

Ucore eyes new SX rare earth separation

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is now considering a quicker and more efficient method of solvent extraction (SX) as the rare earth separation technology of choice for the Strategic Metals... — Updated 2/19/2020 Full story

 
Ford Mach-E 2021 electric vehicle Mustang EV Battery Passport recycling program

Battery passport for reuse and recycling

The sourcing of the cobalt, graphite, lithium, nickel and other materials that go into lithium-ion batteries, and what happens to these rechargeable cells when they are spent has... — Updated 2/18/2020 Full story

 
BMW battery e-drive electric vehicle powertrain facility Dingolfing Germany

BMW expands battery plant on EV demand

Growing demand for electric vehicles has prompted the BMW Group to accelerate the expansion of production capacity and staff at its Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in... — Updated 2/11/2020 Full story

 
General Motors GM LeBron James to reveal electric Hummer during Super Bowl

Brash, controversial Hummer reborn as EV

Tesla Inc. created a buzz with the industrial techno Cybertruck, a behemoth of a pickup that is pushing the boundaries of electrical vehicles (EV) and their design. Now, General... — Updated 2/4/2020 Full story

 
New wind solar photovoltaic PV renewable electricity generation U.S.

Renewables dominate new US electricity

More than three quarters of new electrical generation in the United States this year will come from renewable sources, according to a recent U.S. Energy Information Administration... — Updated 1/28/2020 Full story

 

Texas REE project considered for Fast 41

Texas Mineral Resources Corp. and USA Rare Earth LLC Jan. 21 announced the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council's (FPISC) decision to add mining as a sector covered... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 
First Solar photovoltaic PV panel installation renewable energy United Statees

Solar to see strong growth again in 2020

Global solar installations will continue double-digit growth rates into the new decade, according to the 2020 Global Photovoltaic Demand Forecast by IHS Markit, a world leader in cr... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 

New all-electric Mini Cooper makes debut

BMW Group is rolling out its new Mini Cooper SE, an all-electric version of this popular urban cruiser that is all about locally emission-free mobility. Powered by a 135-kilowatt,... — Updated 1/14/2020 Full story

 

BYD – 400 American e-buses and counting

BYD Co Ltd. Dec. 18 announced that is has built the 400th electric bus at its manufacturing plant in Lancaster, California. A China-based electric vehicle and battery manufacturer,... — Updated 1/8/2020 Full story

 

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