Energy Transition Facing Potentially Debilitating Critical Mineral Supply Gap

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:26:51 +0000

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Building new solar PV plants and wind farms, and supporting an expansion of electric vehicles (EVs) and green hydrogen as is planned to meet decarbonization goals, will dramatically expand demand for copper

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Tesla’s Re|Source Blockchain Collaboration For Cobalt Aims To Prove That Tesla Ethically Sources Its Cobalt

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 03:53:47 +0000

One argument that often comes up against Tesla and Elon Musk is that they “own child slaves” or “own slave labor.” I’ve seen those in my notifications quite often (and randomly, too). But the fact remains that neither Tesla nor Elon Musk owns slaves, nor do they support slave labor or child labor. This myth […]

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Bacteria Can Recover Precious Metals from Electric Vehicle Batteries — Here’s How

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:37:33 +0000

By Professor Sebastien Farnaud There are more than 1.4 billion cars in the world today, and that number could double by 2036. If all those cars burn petrol or diesel, the climate consequences will be dire. Electric cars emit fewer air pollutants and if they’re powered by renewable energy, driving one wouldn’t add to the greenhouse gases warming […]

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BASF Will Build A New Battery Recycling Prototype Plant In Southern Brandenburg

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:43:59 +0000

BASF has announced plans for a new battery recycling prototype plant in Schwarzheide, which is in the southern part of Brandenburg, Germany, near the Schwarze Elster river. The new plant will be located at the site of its cathode active materials (CAM) plant. BASF stated that the new prototype plant will recycle end-of-life lithium-ion batteries. […]

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If Ford Had A Nickel For Every EV Battery, It Would Be … Even Better!

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 15:05:02 +0000

Instead of resting on its Lightning F-150 EV laurels, Ford is diving headlong into the next-gen, low-cobalt, high-nickel EV battery pool.

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Companies Are Turning to Blockchain To Certify Green Credentials

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 15:35:25 +0000

While electrified and pure electric vehicle sales continue to outpace the new car market, there remain lingering questions around the ethical sourcing and disposal of the batteries that power them. Sure, these questions are often presented as an objection to EVs in a bid to undermine their environmental credibility — but, like, how sustainable are […]

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CNBC: How Tesla’s Battery Mastermind Is Tackling Electric Vehicles’ Biggest Problem

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 00:42:46 +0000

In a new video, CNBC details how Tesla’s battery mastermind is solving the largest problem that EVs have. The video starts out with thousands of plastic bags filled with batteries. These batteries come from EVs, phones, scooters, laptops, and other electronic devices. Since these batteries are both flammable and toxic, it’s critical that they don’t […]

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BYD Targets Low- & Middle-Income Drivers, Goes All In On LFP Battery Technology

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 02:05:21 +0000

BYD has introduced two new electric car models for the Chinese market and announced it will use only LFP batteries from now on.

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Lithium & Other Battery Mineral Experts: 30–50% EV Market Share in 2030 = Upper Limit

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2021 22:58:40 +0000

I’ve spoken to half a dozen or so EV battery mineral experts in the past several months with one prime objective: understanding how much battery mineral supply can ramp up by 2030 and what that means for potential market share of electric vehicles in the overall auto market. Naturally, my top hope would be getting […]

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KoBold: Using Machine Learning To Find EV Battery Minerals — CleanTechnica Podcast, Part 2

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:57:07 +0000

In the second half of this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Zachary Shahan, Director and CEO of CleanTechnica, and Josh Goldman, cofounder and CFO/CTO at KoBold Metals, continue their conversation about mineral exploration. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a […]

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