Walkabout Resources’ Tanzanian graphite project moves to construction phase

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Walkabout Resources signed a US$20-million loan agreement with Tanzania’s CRDB bank in April to cover 62.5%

Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

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Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, plans to open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga. —Michael O’Kronley, CEO and Director of Battery Resourcers. Resources.


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Mineral Resources boosting lithium production from W Australia mines

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Mineral Resources Limited is a Perth-based mining services provider, with a particular focus on the iron ore and hard-rock lithium sectors in Western Australia.

DeepGreen Metals revises undersea polymetallic nodules resources upwards

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The nodule resource is now estimated as 4 megatons (Mt) measured, 341Mt indicated and 11Mt inferred mineral resources. The company’s updated 43-101 mineral resource estimate shows that the abundance of nodules in the company’s contract area increased 5.4%

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ExxonMobil increases Stabroek resource estimate to approximately 10 billion barrels

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ExxonMobil increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana ( earlier post ) to approximately 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

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Arafura Resources awards engineering design contract for Nolans NdPr project to Hatch

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Australia-based Arafura Resources Limited has awarded Hatch a contract to carry out Engineering and Procurement Services for the Nolans NdPR project hydrometallurgical plant. The deposit contains a JORC 2012-compliant Mineral Resources of 56 million tonnes at an average grade of 2.6%

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ExxonMobil makes three new discoveries offshore Guyana; increases Stabroek resource estimate to nearly 11B barrels

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ExxonMobil has made three new discoveries offshore Guyana and increased its estimate of the recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to nearly 11 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

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Berkeley Lab leading investigation to quantify and characterize Salton Sea’s geothermal lithium resources

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However, questions remain about the size of the resource, the potential rate of decline, the potential for regeneration, and sustainability of production. We’ll look at how quickly might you expect the resource to be regenerated—is it centuries?

Compass Minerals confirms successful conversion testing of Great Salt Lake lithium brine resource to battery-grade lithium hydroxide

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The company believes this is the first known conversion to battery-grade lithium hydroxide from the sustainable lithium brine resource originating from the Great Salt Lake.

Lake Resources and Ford Motor Company sign non-binding MoU to negotiate for lithium offtake from the Kachi Project

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Australia-based Lithium developer Lake Resources has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ford Motor Company for the offtake of approximately 25,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of lithium from the Kachi Project.

Resource Watch releases new data-driven Air Quality Dashboard

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Resource Watch has introduced a new data-driven Air Quality Dashboard featuring the latest maps and data visualizations on the state of the world’s air. Resource Watch worked with WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities to create this resource for data on air quality and emissions.

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NERC: high probability of insufficient resources to meet electricity demand as early as Summer 2022 in parts of US

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Findings from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC’s) 2021 Long-Term Reliability Assessment (LTRA) indicate there is a high probability of insufficient resources and energy to serve electricity demand, as early as Summer 2022, in many parts of the Western Interconnection.

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Syrah Resources signs binding offtake agreement with Tesla for natural graphite active anode material

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Australia-based Syrah Resources Limited signed a binding offtake agreement with Tesla to supply natural graphite Active Anode Material (AAM) from its vertically integrated AAM production facility in Vidalia, Louisiana.

Eurasian Resources Group plans NCM material plant for EV batteries

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Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), a leading diversified natural resources group, is assessing the construction of a battery material plant to produce nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) precursor materials for batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). —Benedikt Sobotka, CEO of Eurasian Resources Group.

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RareX executes MoU with global rare earths producer Shenghe Resources

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Australian rare earths exploration and development company RareX Limited entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the leading global rare earths producer, China-based Shenghe Resources Holdings. Work is also progressing on an updated Mineral Resource Estimate, which is on track to be released later this quarter.

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Syrah Resources completes BFS for expansion of US anode material production

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Market intelligence firm Roskill noted that Syrah Resources is already a producer of natural flake graphite in Mozambique and has been developing spherical graphite intermediate products in the US, with its first battery-grade purified product achieved in July 2020.

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ExxonMobil discovery at Uaru-2 offshore Guyana; block recoverable resource estimate upped to 9B barrels oil-equivalent

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Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

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EV affordability threatened by cobalt prices: Did the US let resource control lapse over oil?

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Just as the Middle East has been a strategic center in global oil politics, the Democratic Republic of Congo has become the epicenter for the raw materials needed for electric vehicles—especially cobalt.

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Leading UK scientists set out resource challenge of meeting EV targets by 2050

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Using its scientific expertise and collection of geological specimens, the Museum is collaborating with leading researchers to identify resource and environmental implications of the transition to green energy technologies including electric cars. The urgent need to cut CO 2 emissions to secure the future of our planet is clear, but there are huge implications for our natural resources not only to produce green technologies like electric cars but keep them charged.

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PNNL study finds 2028 grid resource adequacy likely sufficient for high EV penetration; managed charging strategies can double adequacy

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A new study of the impact of high EV adoption on the Western US power grid by a team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has found that 2028 grid resource adequacy—from generation through transmission—is likely to be sufficient for high EV penetration.

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Li-ion battery recycling and manufacturing startup Battery Resourcers completes $20M Series B

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Battery Resourcers , a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round with financing led by Orbia Ventures, the venture capital arm of the multinational Orbia, and participation from other investors including At One Ventures, TDK Ventures, TRUMPF Venture, Doral Energy-Tech Ventures andJaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures. Battery Resourcers was founded in 2015 in Worcester, Mass.

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Robotic Research and FPInnovations partner to develop off-road truck platooning; Level 4 for natural resource sector roads

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The multi-year project aims at accelerating the adoption of off-road automated-vehicle (AV) technology to improve safety and address an acute labor shortage, thereby improving the quality and viability of rural jobs where natural resources are located.

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Study finds noble metal clusters can enhance performance of catalysts and save resources

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Resources. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have demonstrated that noble metal atoms may assemble to form clusters under certain conditions. These clusters are more reactive than the single atoms and, hence, exhaust gases can be much better removed.

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Motiv Power Systems delivers nine electric box trucks to Community Resource Project

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Motiv Power Systems announced the deployment of nine electric box trucks with Community Resource Project (CRP).

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BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction

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The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to the company’s strategic direction. The principle of continuous improvement will remain at the heart of the strategy to reduce CO 2 emissions and increase resource efficiency.

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Hino to use Cummins engines in MD and HD trucks for North America; shifting resources to Project Z BEV development

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Hino plans to redirect engineering and other resources to accelerate the development of the battery electric vehicle (BEV) portion of Project Z, the company’s development path to zero emission vehicles (ZEV). Hino Trucks intends to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America. Hino intends to offer Cummins B6.7 and L9 engines in Hino’s L and XL Series models by the end of 2021.

Spring Website Refresh: Three New Resources for You

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Here are three new resources that we've just updated for EV drivers, property managers, and job seekers. The post Spring Website Refresh: Three New Resources for You appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. Happy spring!

DOE to release hydrogen safety training resource

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are developing a hydrogen training resource focused on fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology and how it can be utilized for federal fleets.

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Explore Resources During IEEE Education Week

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Its technical societies and councils, sections, and regional groups offer educational events and resources at every level to support technical professions and prepare the workforce of tomorrow. Education is changing fundamentally.

New Resource for University Educators

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To help them, in May IEEE launched its Teaching Excellence Hub , a resource for university-level educators who are teaching engineering, computer science, and technology courses online or in person. Vist the hub to find more resources.

Tesla signs deal with world’s largest nickel miner to secure resource for battery production


Tesla has signed a new deal with BHP, the world’s largest nickel miner, in order to secure the resource for upcoming battery production. more… The post Tesla signs deal with world’s largest nickel miner to secure resource for battery production appeared first on Electrek.

Alabama, Mississippi to assess oil sands resources in their states

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Alabama and Mississippi are forming a partnership to further study the oil sands resources in the two states, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Saturday while speaking to the Southern States Energy Board. The State of Alabama has the third largest oil sands resource in the United States, which may extend into the State of Mississippi.

EPRI and GTI launch Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) to accelerate low-carbon energy technologies

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The Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) is an international collaborative spanning the electric and gas sectors that will help advance global, economy-wide deep decarbonization. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies.

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California Air Resources Board approves sales of XL’s electrified Ford F-250

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XL received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California, marking the 14 th CARB executive order achieved by the company. The California Air Resources Board and other organizations continue to pursue the statewide goals for reducing greenhouse gases to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, and part of the burden will rest on the transportation sector to reduce emissions.

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Tesla signs 5-year lithium supply deal with Australia’s Liontown Resources: Report


Tesla signed a 5-year lithium supply deal with Liontown Resources, which is expected to commence in 2024. Tesla lithium supply deal with Liontown Resources by Maria Merano on Scribd.

DOE to award $28.35M for R&D on advanced processing of rare earth elements and critical minerals from coal-based resources

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Phase 1 applications for two areas of interest (AOI) are being sought at this time: AOI 1: Advanced Process Development for Production of Rare Earth Metals (REM) and Co-Production of Critical Minerals (CM) from Coal-Based and Alternate Resources. AOI 2: Production of Critical Minerals (CM) (Excluding Rare Earth Elements or REE) from Coal-Based and Alternate Resources. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced $28.35

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Inspire Kids to Study STEM with These Educational Resources

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Initially developed for IEEE volunteers, the portal serves as a resource for teachers, parents, and anyone interested in STEM outreach. Here are some of the resources and features available on the website. Volunteer resources Do you need help enhancing your programs or curriculum?

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Hyundai Shifts Company's Resources And Focus To EVs


More BEVs and a new dedicated BEV platform are coming

BMW Group Creates Closed-Loop Material Cycle for Tungsten Production Tools to Protect Valuable Resources

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The post BMW Group Creates Closed-Loop Material Cycle for Tungsten Production Tools to Protect Valuable Resources appeared first on EV Obsession. Research resources Responsible Minerals Initiative

Albemarle signs exclusivity agreement with Mineral Resources for 50/50 lithium JV in W. Australia; $1.15B deal

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Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, signed an Exclusivity Agreement (Agreement) with Mineral Resources Limited in relation to the potential creation of a 50/50 joint venture (JV) to own and operate the Wodgina hard rock lithium mine and ultimately develop an integrated lithium hydroxide operation at the resource site.

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Roskill: Chinese companies step up their pursuit of lithium resources

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Nextview New Energy, underwritten by Tibet Summit Resources and Tajik-China Mining, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Lithium X Energy for approximately C$257 million (US$197 million), despite worries over the deal’s likelihood following reports by another Nextview target—Bacanora Minerals—over delays to an investment. Nextview takes control of the Sal de los Angeles lithium brine project in Argentina, containing over 2Mt LCE of resources.

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Tesla launches Event Data Recorder Resources to help owners access vehicle data


This was made possible by the launch of the company’s Event Data Recorder (EDR) Resources, which provides owners with the software and hardware they need to retrieve pertinent information from their electric cars. .

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Gevo and Leaf Resources sign joint development agreement for potential use of cellulosic-derived sugars to convert to hydrocarbon molecules

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and Leaf Resources , an Australia-based company and one of the world’s leading companies in converting plant biomass into industrial sugars, have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA). Leaf Resources’ pretreatment technology—the Glycell Process—breaks down plant biomass at lower temperature and pressure to generate a higher yield of cellulose than conventional approaches. Gevo, Inc.

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