Piedmont Lithium increases North Carolina lithium resources by 40%

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Piedmont Lithium Limited released an updated Global Mineral Resource estimate (MRE) for its flagship Piedmont Lithium Project in North Carolina. The Mineral Resource estimate is reported in accordance with JORC Code. Increasing the scale of our North Carolina mineral resource to 39.2

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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

NSF awards UCSD team $39M to improve integration of distributed energy resources into grid; EV batteries also

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As a result, while the number and diversity of distributed energy resources on the power grid is rapidly expanding, the adoption of these resources for power-grid balancing is hindered by concerns about safety, reliability and cost. DERConnect will include more than 2,500 distributed energy resources, or DERs, on the campus’ microgrid, with its fuel cell and solar panels, a dozen classroom and office buildings, as well as 300 charging stations for electric vehicles.

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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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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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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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Japan V2G demonstrator project using EVs as virtual power plant resource; METI funding

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—have been selected by the Ministry for Economy, Transport and Infrastructure (METI) to receive grants under METI’s FY2018 Sustainable open Innovation Initiative (SII) to help fund “A Demonstrator Project for A Virtual Power Plant Utilizing Consumer Energy Resources (V2G Aggregator Project)”. Against this backdrop, the hopes are that the batteries of EV/PHEVs, ownership of which is expected to grow rapidly in the near future, can be effectively utilized as a VPP resource.

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ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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Exxon Mobil Corporation will more than double its Permian Basin resource to 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent through the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, with an estimated resource of 3.4 billion in ExxonMobil shares, and a series of additional contingent cash payments totaling up to $1 billion, to be paid beginning in 2020 and ending no later than 2032 commensurate with the development of the resource.

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California Air Resources Board Head: All New Cars Should Be Zero-Emission In 2030

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And that's largely due to regulations overseen by the state's Air Resources Board. emissions California California Air Resources Board plug-in cars transportation policyAmong U.S. states, California is by far the most enthusiastic when it comes to electric cars. But Mary Nichols--the chair of this agency since 2007--isn't satisfied with having just a few electric cars on California roads. DON'T MISS: California Approves Aggressive.

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SoCalGas introduces STARS solar hydrogen generation system at California Air Resources Board Symposium

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SoCalGas) introduced an innovative new solar-powered hydrogen generation system during the California Air Resources Board Technology Expo and Symposium at the University of California, Riverside. Increasing this fueling infrastructure could help speed the deployment of zero emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles which can play a significant role in reducing California’s greenhouse gas and smog emissions, according to the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

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California Air Resources Board approves $663M funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $663-million low-carbon transportation plan to increase the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight equipment. The funding will help the state cut climate-changing gases while promoting technologies that reduce harmful diesel emissions, particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities.

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Western Lithium to Acquire Rocky Mountain Resources for Vanadium Resources

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Western Lithium Canada Corporation and Rocky Mountain Resources Corp. Western Lithium is developing the Kings Valley, Nevada lithium deposit into potentially one of the world’s largest strategic, scalable and reliable sources (based on a National Instrument 43-101 resource estimate) of high quality lithium carbonate. have entered into a non-binding letter of intent pursuant to which Western Lithium proposes to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rocky Mountain.

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Global Bioenergies successfully moves its C3 process to demo scale; isopropanol and acetone from renewable resources

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Global Bioenergies has reached a new milestone in scaling up its C3 process converting renewable resources into isopropanol and acetone. Earlier post.) These two biobased compounds target large markets in the cosmetics and solvent segments. They can also be converted into polypropylene, a key component in the plastics industry, with market value exceeding 70 billion dollars. A first pilot run was successfully conducted in December 2017.

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California Air Resources Board settles with COSCO Container Lines for $965,000; >2,600 air quality violations from 2014-2017

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The California Air Resources Board announced that COSCO Container Lines Co., has paid $965,000 in penalties for violating the Ocean-Going At-Berth Regulation. The violations were discovered during routine audits of the Shanghai-based company’s 2014-2017 fleet visits to the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach and the Port of Oakland. CARB’s investigation revealed that from 2014-2016, COSCO’s visits to these ports did not meet operational time limits for at least half of the visits.

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Range Resources fleet now largely fueled by CNG

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Range Resources Corporation announced that its vehicle fleet is now being largely fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). Range Resources is an independent oil and natural gas producer with operations focused in Appalachia and the southwest region of the United States. Range now has approximately 184 CNG vehicles in its corporate fleet, with 100 serving its growing southwestern Pennsylvania operations.

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Voltaiq survey on battery industry finds analytical challenges and resource constraints as major obstacles to product development

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When asked to note the biggest bottlenecks in their workflow, respondents’ answers fell into three main themes: Scarcity of expertise and resources. An even greater proportion—more than 44% of respondents—noted that there were insufficient resources for the number of battery projects underway.

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Emissions Analytics: mass adoption of hybrids, rather than low-volume BEVs most effective for cutting CO2 now, meeting 2030 targets; best use of limited resource

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With automotive battery capacity currently scarce, expensive and suffering supply problems, the deployment of this limited resource is critical to maximizing CO 2 reduction, Emissions Analytics says.

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Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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From the first full year of production, the plant will be the BMW Group’s most resource-efficient production location worldwide. Responsible use of water resources is a particular sustainability goal in San Luis Potosí. Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for the BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 production. This plant, featuring the first integrated smart factory concept from Dürr, is being built at the San Luis Potosí site.

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California Air Resources Board signs MOU with Australian climate agency

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California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Under the agreement, the Clean Energy Regulator and the Air Resources Board will share information to develop complementary and effective market-based programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support and build on the capacity of the international carbon market. The Australian Clean Energy Regulator and the Air Resources Board have been sharing practical lessons over the past year on methods for setting carbon prices.

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GTI partners with Purdue’s CISTAR Center on conversion of shale resources to valuable liquid fuels

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The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is partnering with Purdue University’s Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) and other experts from academia, industry and government to develop technologies for responsible conversion of alkanes—light hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and propane—into more valuable liquid fuels, including gasoline and diesel fuels ( earlier post ).

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California Air Resources Board posts revised draft of strategy to reduce “Super Pollutants”

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a revised draft of California’s proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Strategy. SLCPs are a category of pollutants which remain in the atmosphere for a relatively brief period, but have global warming potentials that are much higher than those of CO 2. SLCPs may account for an estimated 40% of global warming, increasing the impacts of climate change.

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California Air Resources Board readopts Low Carbon Fuel Standard, adopts regulation on alternative diesel fuels

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The Air Resources Board re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard ( LCFS ), which requires a 10% reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. To address the court’s ruling and to strengthen the program, the Air Resources Board readopted the LCFS regulation following public testimony delivered yesterday at the first of a two-day Board meeting.

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Researchers review risk to water resources from unconventional shale gas development in US

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A team from Duke University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College and Ohio State University has published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology an overview and synopsis of recent investigations (as of January 2014) into one set of possible environmental impacts from unconventional shale gas development: the potential risks to water resources. They identified four potential modes of water resource degradation: (1) shallow aquifers contaminated by fugitive natural gas (i.e.,

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EPA draft assessment finds no widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources from fracking

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The assessment, done at the request of Congress, found that hydraulic fracturing activities in the US are carried out in a way that have not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources. Resources.

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California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

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In a unanimous vote on Friday, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) regulatory package ( earlier post ), launching California into another round of major automotive regulations for model years 2015-2025 that are designed to deliver cleaner air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to help build the future market for battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles. Resources.

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EIA: US Permian Basin oil production and resource assessments continue to increase

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Recent geological surveys have further explored the resources contained in the Permian Basin. In November 2016, the US Geological Survey (USGS) estimated that technically recoverable tight oil and shale gas resources in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin (specifically the Wolfcamp shale formation) could exceed 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1.6

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Global Bioenergies reports first production of ETBE entirely from renewable resources

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Global Bioenergies announced the production of ETBE—Ethyl tert-butyl ether, an oxygenate additive for gasoline—purely from renewable resources. ETBE features very different and advantageous physical and chemical characteristics, compared to ethanol, when blended into gasoline.

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Next 10 reports explore rapid changes to California grid driven by EVs, distributed energy resources and community choice aggregation

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Three reports from Next 10 , an independent, non-profit, non-partisan think tank, explore how the grid might be challenged or helped by the rise of electric vehicles; by the increase in distributed energy resources, such as rooftop solar panels; and by the growth of community choice aggregation, which allows cities and counties to join together to purchase electricity on behalf of their community members. Distributed Energy Resources.

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