Tesla Shareholders Ask: Are Automotive Supply Chains & Labor Rights Incompatible?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Sun, 14 May 2023 02:35:22 +0000

automotive supply chainA CleanTechnica interviewee argues that automakers cannot make the excuse that it’s too complicated to know who their suppliers are and how their suppliers are violating human rights.

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What’s Coming With Chile’s National Lithium Strategy?

Credit to Author: Juan Diego Celemín Mojica| Date: Tue, 09 May 2023 12:54:03 +0000

Gabriel Boric, president of the world’s second largest producer of lithium, Chile, announced on April 20 that the country was adopting a “National Lithium Strategy.” And … that was pretty much it. I wish there was more to it. I wish I could say that the media exploded, that omens for the inevitable destruction of […]

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Caterpillar & Mining Company NMG Make Amazing Circular Deal

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2023 18:20:59 +0000

When one person has something another needs, and that other person has something the first person needs, it makes sense to trade. Today, we learned how a manufacturer of heavy equipment, used in mining, is working toward a zero-emission future where batteries are needed. A mining company, on the other hand, is obtaining some of […]

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Supply Chains & Social Changes Are Externalities That Are Affecting Acquisitions Of Critical Minerals

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2023 15:06:33 +0000

critical mineralsTelecoupling considers primary, secondary, or even tertiary supply chain externalities of critical minerals resource use. It also highlights the channels through which institutional, economic, or social changes trigger transformations.

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Volvo Trucks Is Helping Miners Do What Hollywood Did For The Italian Job

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:42:03 +0000

Last year, I shared the lesser-known story of the first electric Minis. For most people, the first electric Mini was the one revealed around the time of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, but it turns out that more than 15 years earlier, most of us saw electric Minis on the big screen and didn’t […]

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Swedish Mining Group Boliden Is Getting Electric Trucks From Volvo For Underground Mining Operations

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2023 16:05:20 +0000

Campus-based operations such as mines are some of the best places for utilizing electric vehicles. The nature of their operations often revolve around regular, repetitive routes at well known times and intervals, making it fairly straightforward when it comes to setting up charging infrastructure onsite and managing fleet charging. It’s safe to say drivers of […]

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Lithium News: 7 Lithium Stories You Might Have Missed

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 03:13:45 +0000

Lithium, lithium, lithium — as much as we cover the lithium market, there’s much more to cover. The lithium market is jumping. Below are 7 notable lithium stories we haven’t written about before today. Lithium Americas has started construction on its Thacker Pass lithium project located in Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provided […]

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Large-Scale Battery Storage In Mining — Where Are We Now?

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2023 16:35:55 +0000

Power uptime is critical for big mines and other energy intensive industries. As some of these energy intensive energy industries can be located in places that are far from the grid or in places with weak and intermittent grids, they generally have a fleet of large thermal (heavy fuel oil or diesel) generators to ensure […]

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More Mining Companies Are Now Adding Renewable Energy To Their Energy Mix, Says JUWI

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2023 21:26:14 +0000

The mining sector is one of the most energy intensive sectors. Big mines can be located close to the grid and hence have access to the grid. However, in some places, electricity from the grid may not always be available, especially in areas with weak and intermittent grids. A lot of mines also operate in […]

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