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Rendering of CTR’s planned Hell’s Kitchen geothermal power-lithium facility.

Hell's Kitchen heats up with $1.4B deal

CTR signs MOU to purchase six geothermal power plants from Fuji Electric Corp. With the signing of a contract for $1.4 billion of geothermal power facilities built by Fuji Electric Corp. of America,... — Updated 3/28/2023

Elemental symbol for nickel, between copper and cobalt on the periodic table.

BC nickel project receives Canada support

FPX Nickel obtains $725,000 federal grant to advance low-carbon nickel development at Baptiste project. In support of a potential low-carbon domestic source of the nickel and cobalt needed for lithium-ion... — Updated 3/28/2023

Tesla's massive expanded Gigafactory in Nevada.

Evolving EV market shifts mineral demand

Less nickel, cobalt, and manganese in LFP cells offset by larger batteries in electric vehicles. A global rise of lithium ferro-phosphate (LFP) batteries for electric vehicles has provided a lower-cost opt... — Updated 3/16/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
ABTC’s newest Nevada facility will recycle lithium-ion batteries.

ABTC builds base for battery independence

As more and more companies answer the call to supply the materials needed to fuel the clean energy transition, American Battery Technology Company has been doing its part to establish a strong foundation... — Updated 3/15/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Tech Metals
A Tesla 4860 lithium-ion battery with a backdrop of brightly colored swirls.

Tesla makes graphite deal with Magnis

Australia-based Magnis Energy Solutions has signed an agreement with Tesla for North American anode active material (AAM) production. This offtake agreement outlines Tesla's purchase of a substantial part... — Updated 3/2/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Redwood employees overlooking anode copper foil battery material.

DOE to lend $2B for Redwood battery plant

Loan will support US plant capable of producing EV battery materials at the giga-scale. Toward the White House's goal of zero-emission vehicles making up half of all car sales in the U.S. by 2030, the... — Updated 2/21/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Tech Metals
A pile of black powder produced during the lithium battery recycling process.

Tackling EV battery recycling with tech

Electric vehicles are a major player in the decarbonization of the global transport sector. The industry is under pressure to seek the shortest, most profitable route to a renewable future, which puts its... — Updated 2/17/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Tech Metals
Extended hand holding a large chunk of nickel ore with a mine in the background.

Nickel's evolving role in green power

The challenge of reducing emissions from the mining industry as a whole is ongoing and especially vital for the metals needed in renewable power and de-carbonized transportation. Taking center stage in... — Updated 2/15/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals

A feasible plan for Zero Carbon Lithium

Vulcan publishes feasibility study that checks off next milestone along path to 2025 production. With five offtake agreements with some of Europe's largest carmakers, such as Stellantis, Volkswagen, and... — Updated 2/15/2023 Full story


Quebec backs Nouveau Monde anode tech

Investing C$3.6M into sustainable graphite anode materials tech being advanced by the company. To further solidify Quebec as a vital link in North America's lithium-ion battery supply chain, the... — Updated 2/13/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
X-BATT battery pouches made from upcycling old graphite anode material.

X-BATT reveals new coal anode material

With the need for electric vehicle batteries continuing to grow, a solution to the demand for battery materials may come from an unexpected source – coal. Now, for the first time ever, X-BATT has built... — Updated 2/7/2023

A row of Chevrolet, Hummer, Cadillac, and BrightDrop electric vehicles.

GM investing $650M in Lithium Americas

The largest-ever investment by an automaker into a battery materials mining company. To strengthen its domestic supply of the materials going into the batteries for its expanding lineup of electric... — Updated 2/7/2023

Aerial view of the proposed Statevolt lithium battery plant near the Salton Sea.

Statevolt secures So-Cal gigafactory site

Acquires land for EV battery factory in Lithium Valley. After months of searching for the ideal locale for a gigafactory capable of producing enough lithium-ion batteries for 650,000 electric vehicles per... — Updated 2/2/2023

A closeup of a chunk of a metallic, silvery-grey crystalline graphite.

Nouveau Monde Graphite eyes giant mine

PEA outlines plan for 500,000 tpa graphite mine at Lac Guéret in Northern Quebec. As it ramps up to commercial production at its Matawinie graphite mine and Becancour battery materials plant in Quebec,... — Updated 1/24/2023

A metallic cube of the periodic table symbol and information for manganese.

Stellantis secures manganese supply

Enters deal with Element 25 for battery-grade manganese from Australia mine. In a move to secure an oft overlooked lithium-ion battery ingredient, Stellantis has cut a deal with Australia-based Element 25... — Updated 1/21/2023

Electric cars, trucks, and vans by Chevrolet, Hummer, Cadillac, and Brightdrop.

GM secures Vale Canada nickel for EVs

Enters deal for battery-grade nickel sulfate to be produced in Canada's new Battery Valley. In a deal that helps General Motors meet its electric vehicle ambitions and further solidifies Canada as the... — Updated 12/6/2022

Lithium-tellurium disc batteries are held with clamps during testing at UBC.

Tellurium may be key to longer-range EVs

Tellurium, a rare byproduct of mining copper and gold, may be the secret ingredient to longer-lasting lithium batteries that allow electric vehicles to travel more than twice as far on a single charge.... — Updated 10/4/2022 Full story

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

Zinc8 scopes US zinc battery plant sites

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... — Updated 9/20/2022

Cups with aluminum, sulfur, and molten salts in aluminum-sulfur batteries.

A new low-cost aluminum-sulfur battery

Seeking an affordable and safer alternative to lithium-ion batteries for the storage of intermittent clean energy from wind and solar, a global team of researchers led by an award-winning chemist at the... — Updated 8/30/2022

A geologist’s hammer next to lens of graphite at Graphite Creek in Alaska.

Study details US graphite supply chain

At a time when American automakers are looking for potential domestic supplies of the graphite that makes up nearly half of all the materials that go into the lithium-ion batteries powering electric... — Updated 8/30/2022 Full story

Stacks of boxes storing drill core at the Turnagain nickel project in BC.

Mitsubishi invests in BC nickel project

Japanese industrial giant Mitsubishi Corp. has entered into a deal to gain a foothold in a potential nickel-cobalt mine at Giga Metals Corp.'s Turnagain project in Northern British Columbia, Canada. Best... — Updated 8/23/2022

The tops of several AA-sized batteries commonly used in electronic devices.

Rechargeability looms for zinc batteries

For years, researchers have sought a viable method for making the common zinc alkaline battery rechargeable. Now, a team of international researchers has developed a technique for doing just that. Prolonge... — Updated 8/10/2022

Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup under bright lights at the Rouge EV Center.

The ABCs of securing metals for Ford EVs

Looking to secure the materials required for the lithium batteries that will deliver power to more than 2 million electric vehicles per year by 2026, Ford Motor Company is adding the clout of its Blue... — Updated 8/2/2022

An artist rendering of a lithium-ion battery.

Vital link to Ontario's EV supply chain

Umicore to invest C$1.5B on lithium battery materials plant in Ontario. To establish the missing link between Ontario's abundant lithium battery metal resources and the established automotive industry in... — Updated 7/26/2022

Graphite is the single largest ingredient in lithium-ion batteries.

Low-CO2 Nouveau Monde graphite affirmed

The carbon dioxide emissions of electric vehicles are not measured by exhaust from the tailpipes, but from the greenhouse gasses associated with building and charging these zero-emission vehicles.... — Updated 7/19/2022


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