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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
General Motors Chevrolet Silverado Hummer EV electric vehicles Everybody In

GM excited with new factory and truck

Continuing its shift toward electric mobility, General Motors has unveiled a new Chevrolet Silverado that has been rebooted as the company's first all-electric pickup. To be built at GM's new... — Updated 4/14/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Epiroc Meglab Canada electrification mining digitalization zero emission green

Epiroc buys electric mine solutions firm

In a move to further its contribution to the digitization and digitalization of the mining industry, Epiroc plans to acquire Canada-based Meglab, a company that specializes in providing... — Updated 4/13/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Bytes 
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Group 5 metals improve First Solar panels

First Solar Inc. is leveraging the power of Group 5 elements to nearly eliminate the degradation of its newest generation of photovoltaic solar panels. Group 5 refers to vanadium, niobium, tantalu... — Updated 4/13/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Bytes 
ZEN Graphene Trebor Rx Health Canada Nucro-Technics ZENGuard PPE COVID-19

ZEN, Trebor answer Health Canada request

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. and Trebor Rx Corp. have submitted additional information requested by Health Canada in regard to a recent precautionary recall of face masks treated with graphene.... — Updated 4/13/2021 Full story

 
Rio Tinto solid state lidar mining West Angelas Australia optical phaser array

Rugged solid state lidar system for mining

From mapping prospective ground for mineral exploration to guiding autonomous ore hauling trucks, lidar has emerged as an invaluable tool to the global mining sector. For any technology to be... — 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

 
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VW puts the Volt in Volkswagen of America

When a global automaker changes a name that has been a symbol emblazoned upon its American automobiles for more than 65 years in favor of a moniker emblematic of its electric vehicle future,... — Updated 4/1/2021 Full story

 
Syrah Resources Vidalia furnace Louisiana Balama mine Mozambique graphite

Syrah installs furnace at US anode plant

Syrah Resources Ltd. has installed the furnace at its Vidalia plant in Louisiana, the final component needed to begin upgrading graphite mined at its Balama operation in Mozambique into the... — Updated 3/30/2021 Full story

 
American Manganese RecycLiCo gigafactory Italvolt Motor Valley Italy EV factory

RecycLiCo going into Italian gigafactory

American Manganese Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement to develop a lithium-ion battery cathode recycling facility alongside a battery gigafactory being developed in Italy by Italvolt.... — Updated 3/30/2021 Full story

 
ZEN Graphene antimicrobial graphene SARS-CoV-2 MRSA Dr. Tony Mazzulli

Graphene shows promise in superbug fight

Laboratory tests indicate that a small dose of a graphene compound developed by ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is highly effective in fighting antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, including... — Updated 3/30/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Rio Tinto Amaero titanium scandium alloy dioxide Canada 3D printing laser

Rio Tinto sells first Canadian scandium

Rio Tinto has made the first sale of aluminum-scandium alloy from its plant in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, offering a North American supply of scandium, a metal deemed critical to the United States and... — Updated 3/16/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Turtle Wax graphene 75th anniversary Denis John Healy Family Scholarship

Turtle Wax 75th anniversary graphene wax

From its humble Chicago roots to distribution in more than 120 countries, Turtle Wax celebrates its 75th Anniversary with the limited introduction of Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Graphene Paste Wax. T... — Updated 3/16/2021 Full story

 
RecycLiCo American Manganese Kemetco Research rare earth battery recycling plant

Another step in commercializing RecycLiCo

American Manganese Inc. has awarded Kemetco Research Inc., a leading metallurgical laboratory based in British Columbia, C$2.7 million to develop a 500-kilogram-per-day demonstration recycling... — Updated 3/16/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Oak Ridge National Laboratory BWX Technologies 3D metal printing molybdenum

3D printing goes nuclear with molybdenum

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and BWX Technologies have recently developed a new method to manufacture and qualify parts for high-temperature nuclear reactor applications by using 3D printing.... — Updated 3/9/2021 Full story

 
Northvolt electric vehicles EV battery systems factory Poland gigafactory

Northvolt invests $200M in Poland plant

Furthering its ambitions to be a premium and sustainable battery solutions leader, Northvolt is investing US$200 million to build the largest energy storage systems factory in Europe. The first... — Updated 3/2/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
MIT 2D materials graphene MIT.nano electron microscope molecular photograph

At the border of the physical dimensions

An international team led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers has discovered a method of imaging what goes on at the boundary of 2D and 3D materials, down to the level of... — Updated 3/2/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
American Manganese RecycLiCo battery recycling Solar Impulse Foundation

RecycLiCo wins Efficient Solution Label

Recently, American Manganese Inc., inventor of the patented RecycLiCo closed-loop lithium-ion battery cathode recycling process was awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, joining the... — Updated 2/23/2021 Full story

 
Syrah Resources graphite mine Balama lithium-ion batteries COVID-19 anode

Graphite production at Balama to resume

Syrah Resources Ltd. Feb. 22 announced the decision to restart production at the Balama Mine, a globally significant graphite mine in Mozambique. Syrah achieved commercial production at Balama... — Updated 2/23/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes

Ford invests $1B in European EV future

Ford Motor Company Feb. 17 announced a US$1 billion investment to transform its century old German-based vehicle assembly facility in Cologne, one of the largest manufacturing centers and the... — Updated 2/18/2021 Full story

 
Forte Mobility Geomega Resources Everwin Magnetics REE magnet recycling

Canadian rare earth magnet recycling pact

Geomega Resources Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement to recycle rare earths from a neodymium-iron-boron magnet production facility Everwin Magnetics Co. is developing in Ontario,... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Graphmatech copper 3D metal printing additive manufacturing Uppsala University

Copper 3D printing solution with graphene

Researchers at Uppsala University, in collaboration with Swedish graphene materials company Graphmatech, have demonstrated a potential breakthrough in the printability of copper for laser... — 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 Bytes
Xerox ElemX U.S. Navy Naval Postgraduate School 3D metal printing printer

Xerox teams up with Navy for 3D printing

Xerox and the Naval Postgraduate School recently announced a strategic collaboration focused on advancing additive manufacturing research, specifically 3D metal printing, which has the potential... — Updated 2/9/2021 Full story

 
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Will Farrell, GM take EV battle to Norway

When it comes to the "Super Bowl" of electric vehicles, Norway is the undisputed world champion, a fact that does not sit well with Will Ferrell or General Motors. Behind the wheel of an... — Updated 2/9/2021 Full story

 

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