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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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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Australian Miners Line Up For A Slice Of The EV Pie

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2021 19:07:10 +0000

Mining in Australia is big business, very big business. The royalties fund much of the government spending at the state and federal level. Providing over 10% of Australia’s GDP, or $200 billion AUS, Australia’s mining companies demand to be listened to. So, when BHP sells its coal and oil assets and starts talking up electric […]

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Tesla & BHP Form An Alliance To Promote Sustainability In The Mining & Resources Sector

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:55 +0000

BHP announced that it and Tesla have announced a nickel supply agreement and that it will supply Tesla with nickel from its Nickel West asset in Western Australia. The company stated that this is one of the most sustainable and lowest carbon emission nickel producers in the world. Financial Times noted that this would secure […]

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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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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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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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