Electric cars need cobalt and copper, and Zambia’s president-elect wants to supply it

Electrek

Hichilema’s plan is to ramp up mining in particular to jump-start Zambia’s economy – and provide the rapidly growing electric vehicle battery industry with crucial cobalt and copper.

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UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

Green Car Congress

However, for various reasons (including limited infrastructure, financing and a lack of appropriate policies), refining takes place in other countries, mainly Belgium, China, Finland, Norway and Zambia, which reap the economic benefit.

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BNEF: producing battery materials in the DRC could lower supply-chain emissions and add value to the country’s cobalt

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can leverage its abundant cobalt resources and hydroelectric power to become a low-cost and low-emissions producer of lithium-ion battery cathode precursor materials, according to a new study on a unified African supply chain by BloombergNEF (BNEF).

EV Radar: June 2022

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EV Radar: May 2022

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Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

Green Car Congress

Financing was announced for projects in Costa Rica, Dominica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States, while projects in drilling and start-of-construction phases made headway in Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Montserrat, The Philippines, Rwanda, and Zambia.

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Tesla releases Conflict Mineral report, extending history of humane mining practices

Teslarati

Zambia. Tesla has released its Conflict Mineral Report for the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2019.

Zambia Has A New President Who Could Help Accelerate The World’s Transition To Sustainable Energy

CleanTechnica

Having followed the development in Zambia since I attended elementary school in the country from 1981 to 1982, there is finally some good news that resonates with me in the context of the global EV revolution and the world’s transition to sustainable energy generation and consumption.

We Need More Vehicles Like The Ford F150 Lightning: An African Perspective

CleanTechnica

In Southern Africa, people in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe experience regular and in some instances prolonged outages as the power companies in the respective countries fail to […]. I spend most of my time in East and Southern Africa.