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Graph of the likeliness of IRA-compliant supplies of lithium, cobalt and nickel.

IRA energizes metal demand, challenges

S&P Global study details enormous energy transition metals demand in the US; significant supply challenges at home, abroad. The United States has "considerable challenges" to overcome when it comes to... — Updated 8/29/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
TechMet headquarters out of Dublin, Ireland.

Techmet raises $200M for tech metals

Helping to spur the production of critical minerals around the world, TechMet Ltd. announced the closing of its latest $200 million in equity funding to further invigorate its incredible lineup of technolo... — Updated 8/29/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
A front loader dumping material in the Wyodak coal mine in Wyoming.

DOE eyes mine waste for critical minerals

Funds 5 national labs to streamline critical minerals recovery process. In yet another round of funding, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $5.3 million in grants for five cutting-edge projects... — Updated 8/15/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Metals
A hand holds a lithium battery cell with an Australia flag emblem on its side.

Australia to break China's lithium grip

Leading the lithium rush, the Pilgangoora project in Western Australia's mine-friendly and resource-rich Pilbara region is sporting one of the largest hard rock lithium deposits in the world. Nearly all... — Updated 7/25/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Metals
Satellite picture of unique geography of Railroad Valley in Nevada.

NASA throws down against NV lithium mine

Mining companies that hope to draw lithium-rich brines from Railroad Valley in the Nevada desert have come up against heated resistance from environmentalists, local ranchers and tribal leaders for years.... — Updated 7/18/2023

World Bank low carbon climate smart mining for wind solar battery technology

Climate smart mining offers opportunities

The global shift to renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and electric vehicles (EV) requires a vast amount of several minerals and metals. While supplying the huge amount of mined materials... — Updated 6/8/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
A huge hill made up of coal refuse near Indiana, Pennsylvania.

DOE proffers critical materials marketplace

Latest RFI for unconventional sources and possible desire for critical minerals "matchmaking." Much like its requests for information on clean energy projects, lithium recycling, and critical minerals,... — Updated 5/22/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Fisheye view of tungsten sheets inside the WEST tokamak fusion reactor.

Boron "detergent" for nuclear fusion

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have found a way to add a dash of boron to a tungsten tokamak fusion reactor to keep its plasma clean during operations. Be... — Updated 10/18/2022

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A brief evolutionary history of silver

Typically thought of as a glimmery precious metal used to make coins, bullion, jewelry, and other shiny objects, silver's true value lies in more industrious properties that make it invaluable to... — Updated 7/10/2022

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Canada REE project enriched with gallium

Appia Energy Corp. says recent testing shows that the rare earths-enriched monazite mineral at its Alces Lake project in northern Saskatchewan also hosts gallium, a semiconducting metal that will melt in... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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Iron fuels the fires of carbon free energy

University researchers working in tandem with the European Space Agency, have tested the use of a new, smokeless, carbon-free energy by burning iron powder. And what better way to assess the potential of... — Updated 7/10/2022 Full story

Zinc8 and SmartConsult plan to install zinc air batteries in Australia

Zinc-air energy storage going Down Under

Canada-based Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. has formed a partnership that could see its patented zinc-air energy storage system installed at renewable energy facilities in Australia, a country at the... — Updated 7/10/2022

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New tech metals player launches $75M IPO

Looking to establish itself as a major new player in the technology metals and energy transition metals space, Welsbach Technology Metals Acquisition Corp. has launched a $75 million initial public... — Updated 1/11/2022 Full story


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