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Zen Graphene Solutions Inc. Trebor RX George Irwin graphene nitrile gloves

Graphene coated surgical gloves coming

Furthering a partnership to provide frontline medical workers with an extra layer of protection from bacteria, fungi and viruses, Canada-based Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. and Trebor RX are... — Updated 3/17/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Nvidia Gigabyte Chalmers University of Technology UCSB graphene graphics card

Graphene makes gaming computers cooler

Gaming computers are getting new upgrades with the addition of graphene to the ranks of specialized materials that increase performance, lower temperatures, and improve overall potential of the... — Updated 2/4/2021 Full story

Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. Becancour Quebec graphite lithium-ion batteries

Quebec battery graphite facility underway

Toward its mission to be a carbon-neutral supplier of the graphite needed in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries, Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. is advancing the development of a coated spherical... — Updated 2/2/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
BrightDrop General Motors EV600 EP1 Mary Barra Richard Smith electric ecosystem

GM unveils all electric delivery ecosystem

In following a rebranding focused on mass adoption of electric mobility, General Motors announced the launch of a new venture, BrightDrop, intended to promote its growing electric vehicle market... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
ZETA Zero Emission Transportation Association EV electric vehicles Tesla Uber

ZETA lays out federal EV policy roadmap

The Zero Emission Transportation Association has laid out a comprehensive federal roadmap to achieve 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030. A new coalition, Zero Emission Transportation... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
U.S. Department of Energy Dan Brouillette nuclear power plant ARDP NRIC TRISO

Nuclear program sets off decade of growth

Early last year, the U.S. Department of Energy launched three separate award programs to fund domestic private companies in developing nuclear reactors in the United States. Congress appropriated... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
General Motors Everybody In electric vehicle Deborah Wahl Sharon Gauci

GM embraces electric inflection point

In what may be an inflection point, not only for a legendary American automaker but for the future of automobiles around the globe, General Motors has set off on a new path, an all-electric path.... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Apple Inc EV Project Titan Magna Foxconn Doug Field Hal Eddins Trip Miller

Possible Apple EV back in the limelight

Word on the street, Apple is moving forward with its own line of electric vehicles and according to them, its "like the first time you saw the iPhone", the company hopes to have production up and... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Tesla Inc. Elon Musk EV 500,000 cars stock shares all-time high

Tesla delivers 500k EVs, trending higher

Even during a year as wildly uncertain as 2020, Tesla Inc. managed to deliver just shy of its half-a-million-vehicle target. All things considered, it is a remarkable achievement and a leap over... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Semplastics X-MAT National Energy Technology Laboratory Bill Easter X-TILE

Naughty to nice with a coal-made home

Instead of brick by brick, X-MAT, the advanced materials division of Semplastics, is looking to build homes lump by lump with coal, and with a recent approval of funding by the Department of... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions DSI Underground Stefan Widing Henrik Ager

Sandvik reinforces mining, rock solutions

Further shoring up its position as a world leader in mining equipment and services, Sandvik has agreed to acquire DSI Underground, the global leader in ground support and reinforcement products... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Epiroc Canada MineRP Dundee Precious Metals Helena Hedblom Davie Rae ERP

Mining data company acquired by Epiroc

Epiroc Canada, a subsidiary of the Sweden-based Epiroc, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the software company MineRP for increased mine productivity. As part of the agreement,... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

MiTRAQ Ghaleb El Masri NRCan net-zero carbon emissions Nouveau Monde

Energy efficiency tool for Canada miners

With net-zero carbon emissions from Canada's natural resource sectors being elevated to a national priority, Natural Resources Canada has teamed up with MiTRAQ to offer the Mining Energy... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

Porsche Falk Heilfort 3d metal printing laser melt fusion 99X electric Formula E

Porsche 3D prints sporty EV drive housing

Porsche has utilized metal 3D printing to produce a complete electric motor and gearbox housing that is lighter, stronger, and more efficient than the traditional cast housings used in its sportsc... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. Hurtigruten Roald Amundsen Adriaan Bakker

Potential vanadium battery game changer

Canada-based VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. is working with researchers in Germany and Australia to develop a vanadium bromide electrolyte that could contribute to a vanadium redox flow battery with... — Updated 12/15/2020 Full story

Rare Earth Elements VTT Technical Research Centre Finland Carsten Schuh

3D-printing rare earth magnet EV parts

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is leading a European consortium developing a new material for printing rare earth magnets used in a wide array of modern products – high-performance... — Updated 12/9/2020 Full story

American Manganese Inc. Wenden stockpile Larry Reaugh Paul Gosar

US manganese stockpile sampling begins

American Manganese Inc. Dec. 8 reported that sampling of the United States government's manganese ore stockpile near Wenden, Arizona is now underway. In October, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Mitsubishi Power Ltd. Aubert & Duval additive manufacturing 3D metal printing

Mitsubishi anticipates metal AM industry

Mitsubishi Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is heralding a future of 3D metal printing with AM-Zone, a facility that utilizes world-leading technology and materials to... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story

Epiroc Orica autonomous Avatel Sami Niiranen Boomer M2 carrier

Mine blast tech takes vital step forward

Answering the call for safer and more efficient underground mine blasting technology, Orica and Epiroc have combined their expertise to develop a prototype of the world's first semi-automated... — Updated 12/1/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Exyn Technologies Inc. C.R. Kennedy autonomous drone Clinton Harn Nadar Elm

Exyn shares gift of autonomy to Outback

The award-winning and rapidly growing autonomous drone company, Exyn Technologies, gains Australian market exposure by partnering with C.R. Kennedy, one of the largest providers of survey... — Updated 12/1/2020 Full story

Hayabusa 2 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Ryugu asteroid type-C

Hayabusa 2 to drop asteroid samples soon

Are we there yet? With only about 1.4 million miles to go, the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is about to finish its primary mission that has carried it over 3.25 billion miles so far! Even though it... — Updated 12/1/2020 Full story

Minerva Intelligence Freeport Resources TERRA AI Scott Tillman Gord Friesen

Freeport Resources to utilize Minerva AI

Freeport Resources Inc. has signed a deal to use Minerva Intelligence Inc.'s suite of artificial intelligence software to help identify and prioritize drill targets at its Star Mountains... — Updated 11/24/2020 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

Avalon Advanced Metals Inc. Rock Tech Lithium Inc. Canada cobalt Don Bubar

Establishing a tech metals hub in Ontario

Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. and Rock Tech Lithium Inc. have agreed to work together to advance the development of a lithium battery materials processing facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The... — Updated 11/17/2020 Full story

Coronavirus COVID-19 Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. virus respirator 99% effective

Zen graphene enhanced masks on the way

Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. has cut a deal to supply Canada-based Trebor Rx Corp. with enough COVID-19 killing graphene-based ink to treat 100 million personal protection masks and mask filters.... — Updated 11/10/2020 Full story


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