The Metals Company Finishes Its Deep-Sea Research Campaign

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2022 04:15:15 +0000

The Metals Company (TMC) is focused on sourcing the critical metals and minerals needed for producing batteries for electric vehicles but in a unique way. TMC CEO Gerard Barron explained to me in an interview in August 2021 that the oceans are filled with three different types of metal. One type, in particular, is what […]

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Dirty vs. Green Graphite, Nickel Supplies for EV Batteries — CleanTech Talk

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:00:48 +0000

This episode of CleanTech Talk is part two of a recent conversation I had with RK Equity cofounder Howard Klein. You can listen to part one here. In part two, we started talking about nickel. It was over a year ago that Tesla CEO Elon Musk was very publicly requesting that nickel miners mine more […]

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Mining Nickel From Plants Is Possible & Could Cut CO2 Emissions

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 19:41:17 +0000

I had a friend share an interesting article from Mining.com with me. The article asked this question: “Can plants that suck metal from the soil replace mining?” It’s an interesting thought. We eat plants every day for their mineral content, but actively growing plants that contain massive amounts of minerals such a nickel and extracting […]

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Upfront Price Parity For Electric Cars At Risk

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 03:23:46 +0000

The long-awaited price parity in upfront purchase price for electric vehicles seems to have moved further away, as raw material input prices for batteries continue to rise. EV owners know that if you take a total cost of ownership approach, EVs are almost free cars. However, most purchasers would prefer that the initial cost of […]

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Energy Transition Must Not Make Same Human Rights Mistakes As Fossil Fuels

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2021 16:44:23 +0000

T&E and Amnesty team up to campaign for improvements in EU battery legislation to ensure ethical sourcing of minerals for EV batteries

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Breakthrough Research Makes Battery Recycling More Economical

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 02:01:20 +0000

How do we make battery recycling cost effective? Scientists at the ReCell Center have taken another step towards that goal.

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Energy Transition Facing Potentially Debilitating Critical Mineral Supply Gap

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

The post Energy Transition Facing Potentially Debilitating Critical Mineral Supply Gap appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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

The post Energy Transition Facing Potentially Debilitating Critical Mineral Supply Gap appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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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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70% of US EV Battery Cells & 87% of Battery Packs Produced In USA — Charts!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 17:30:08 +0000

The US Department of Energy recently shared that through 2020, most battery cells and packs used in US plug-in vehicles were produced in the United States. That’s great news for the USA, not surprising once you think about it for a moment, and also not even close to the full story. Let’s go through those […]

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Tesla Chair Robyn Denholm Speaks, Western Australia Takes Action

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 17:19:45 +0000

As Australia moves glacially towards exporting products that mitigate climate change instead of exporting products that increase it, Western Australia is taking Robyn Denholm’s advice seriously. The Chairperson of Tesla recently spoke at a mining conference urging Australians to get involved higher up the value chain with the minerals we are digging out of the […]

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