Middle Ground: Going Forward With The EV Transition, But Acknowledging The Impacts of Battery Mining

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:13:50 +0000

Mining for battery materials can be a touchy subject. The haters and the people who stand to lose money in the transition to clean energy love to bring it up. They normally don’t care one bit about the environmental impacts of things (or they wouldn’t support the oil and coal industries like they do). When […]

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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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Using Direct Lithium Extraction To Secure U.S. Supplies

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:28:14 +0000

NREL Is Driving Innovation in Geothermal Lithium Extraction Through Research, Expertise, and Prize Incentives

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Ironic: Australia Is Source Of Much Of Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel, Yet Hardly Buys Any EVs

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 00:00:57 +0000

Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris Among the world’s wealthy countries, Australia is one of the least EV-friendly. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s 2019 comments that characterized EVs as a threat to Australians’ way of life seem to have set the tone for Australia’s hands-off EV policy ever since — the market share of EVs in the […]

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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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$200 Million More for Electric Vehicles, Batteries, & Connected Vehicles from US Department of Energy

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 03:57:24 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $200 million in funding over the next five years for electric vehicles, batteries, and connected vehicles projects at DOE national labs and new DOE partnerships to support electric vehicles innovation. “We’re focusing on the entire battery supply chain from soup to nuts — from sustainable mining and […]

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Interview With Standard Lithium CEO Robert Mintak

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 18:05:47 +0000

With the largest brine processing facilities in North America, will Standard Lithium lead a new wave of US lithium production?

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Will Tesla’s $1B Investment In Australian Minerals Inspire Australia To Start Refining Its Own Lithium With Renewables

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 03:59:24 +0000

Recently, Tesla announced that it was going to spend $1 billion or more on Australian minerals, and Tesla’s Chair Robyn Denholm shared some interesting information about how her home country processes lithium. It doesn’t. It sends the lithium over to China to be refined, which isn’t good for the environment since China’s grid is still […]

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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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