Cornish Lithium secures £18-million investment from TechMet

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Cornish Lithium has secured an investment package of up to £18 million ($24 million) from metals investment company TechMet. Cornish Lithium seeks to create a domestic supply of lithium and other battery metals for the UK. Cornish Lithium from Cornish Lithium on Vimeo.

Lithium mining is booming — here’s how to manage its impact

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There are ways to extract lithium without damaging the environment. We just need to start doing it

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BlackRock to make $50-million investment in Sigma Lithium

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Canada-based lithium producer Sigma Lithium announced that it will receive 64.2 Sigma Lithium says the plant will reuse 100% of its water through water recirculation circuits and dry stacking tailings management. Source: Sigma Lithium.

Lithium: The Material Fueling The EV Revolution

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Lithium and its compounds are used in numerous industrial applications, from ceramics to glass. Demand for lithium is forecast to grow strongly in. Cleantech Insights Electric Vehicles Materials & Chemicals Transportation and Logistics

Compass Minerals converts Great Salt Lake lithium brine to battery-grade lithium hydroxide

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Compass Minerals has announced the successful third-party conversion testing of its lithium brine resource into both lithium carbonate and battery-grade lithium hydroxide, representing a significant milestone in its previously announced lithium development project.

This tech breakthrough could revolutionize lithium extraction

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One huge potential benefit: reduced production costs for electric vehicle batteries. Electric Vehicles Energy & Climate Transportation & Mobility Energy Storage

Ecobat Acquires Leading European Lithium-Ion Recycler

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-Acquisition expands Ecobat's position in Europe as the leader in recycling batteries of all chemistries -Combined capabilities position Ecobat as the only service provider across Europe to offer the full suite of lithium-ion recycling services

$357k funding progresses US lithium-ion battery recycling initiative

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Team Portables, a consortium for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) recycling incentivization, has received Phase II funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize. (Image credit: Parilov/Shutterstock.com).

POSCO to build lithium hydroxide plant in Argentina by 2024

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Global materials firm POSCO plans to spend $830 million on a lithium hydroxide plant in Argentina. In May, POSCO also broke ground on a lithium hydroxide extraction plant in South Korea. POSCO chose a location near the Salar del Hombre Muerto salt lake in northern Argentina.

GM invests in California geothermal lithium project

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General Motors is investing in a US lithium extraction project that could become the country’s largest by 2024. There’s a great window of opportunity here to develop more lithium in the United States,” Colwell said.

New paper examines environmental impact of brine-based lithium extraction

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A new paper from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) analyzes the process of extracting lithium from brine. The lithium is naturally dried in large ponds to evaporate the water, concentrate the lithium and remove impurities.

'World first': British Lithium extracts battery-grade lithium from Cornwall's bedrock

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Achievement marks major step forward in ongoing push to build a homegrown supply of lithium for burgeoning electric vehicle market. In the UK, there has been a rush of prospecting activity in Cornwall from companies and investors looking to take advantage of the county's rich lithium reserves.

Koch Strategic Platforms invests $100 million in Standard Lithium’s extraction and processing projects in Arkansas

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Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP), a subsidiary of Koch Industries (yes, that Koch Industries) plans to make a $100-million investment in Standard Lithium (NYSE: SLI). Standard Lithium is testing the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations.

KMX and CleanTech Lithium Team Up to Enhance CleanTech's Lithium Production

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Leading global lithium project developer employs KMX's technology for two projects in Chile

48V Lithium Battery: An Important Component of Off-grid System

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With the development of battery technology and the rapid decline in cost, 48V lithium batteries have become the mainstream choice in home energy storage systems, and the market share of new chemical batteries has reached more than 95%.

About Self-discharge of Lithium ion Solar Batteries

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Lithium-ion solar batteries with inconsistent self-discharge will have a large difference in their SOC after a period of storage, and their capacity and safety will be greatly affected

Rio Tinto to buy lithium project in Argentina for $825 million

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Mining and metals company Rio Tinto plans to purchase a lithium project in Argentina for $825 million from Rincon Mining in a transaction that’s expected to close in the first half of 2022.

Lithium batteries: a lot of fake news

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Whether it is to equip electric vehicles, or to store electricity generated by solar energy installations or wind farms, lithium-ion batteries have become an important part of the energy transition. But in some media and social networks, their ecological footprints are often listed separately. So, is the battery so "dirty

The Challenges Posed By Rising Lithium Prices

R-Squared Energy

However, few commodities have surged this year quite like lithium. Lithium is one of the most important elements for our transition to a lower-carbon future. Lithium batteries are replacing the fuel in combustion engines in a variety of applications. As the penetration of electric vehicles rapidly grows, demand for lithium has grown exponentially. This is where lithium differs from oil. China rivalry in the lithium battery space.

Sakuú develops lithium metal solid-state battery

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Additive manufacturing specialist Sakuú has developed a 3 Ah lithium metal solid-state battery (SSB) that it says equals or betters the performance of current lithium-ion batteries.

Li-S Energy and Janus Electric to develop lithium-sulfur cells for swappable battery packs

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Australian battery specialists Li-S Energy and Janus Electric are working together to develop lithium-sulfur and/or lithium metal battery cells for Janus’s swappable battery packs. Janus’s current battery packs feature lithium-ion cells.

New process cheaply extracts copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium from used EV batteries

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Tapping its expertise in copper refining, Sumitomo says it can cheaply extract copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium from used EV batteries by crushing them, heating the resulting powder to specific temperatures, and adjusting oxygen levels.

Keliber to use government grant to manage analcime sand lithium by-product

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million] in funding from Business Finland, some of which will be used for equipment to manage the analcime sand by-product of its planned lithium plant at Kokkola Industrial Park. Finnish mining and battery chemical company Keliber Technology has been granted up to €7 million [$7.9

Lithium isn’t needed for trains and buses

Renewable Energy World

If the 19th century was the age of coal and the 20th the age of oil, the 21st century is starting to look like the age of lithium. Rechargeable lithium ion batteries are now in everything, but have become indispensable to efforts to fight climate change.

Thinner anode strips could lead to longer lithium metal battery life

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Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have increased the lifetime of a lithium metal battery to a record 600 cycles. The PNNL team found a way to increase the battery’s lifetime using 20-micron-wide strips of lithium.

How The U.S. Is Losing The Lithium Industry To China

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But increasingly in the next century, it is lithium that will be the critical commodity. This will result in a tremendous increase in lithium consumption. According to a newly-published white paper by California-based lithium-ion battery supplier OneCharge : “It is estimated that the U.S. alone will need 500,000 metric tons per year of unrefined lithium by 2034 just to power EVs. of the world’s lithium reserves. It goes well beyond access to lithium supplies.

Tesla develops new cost-slashing lithium extraction process

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One of these was a new lithium extraction process that Senior VP of Engineering Drew Baglino predicted could deliver as much as a 33% reduction in lithium costs. What is the best way to take the ore and extract the lithium and do so in an environmentally-friendly way?”

The reasons behind lithium-ion batteries’ rapid cost decline

Envirotec Magazine

Lithium-ion batteries, a key enabler of today’s lightweight and handheld electronics as well as electric vehicles, have plunged in cost since their introduction three decades ago at a rate similar to drop-in solar panel prices, as documented by a study published last March.

Villara Energy Systems Launches Lithium Titanate 20-Year Home Battery

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Highest Power and Safest Lithium Chemistry Establishes New Market Leader

EU faces green paradox over EVs and lithium mining

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The EU wants electric cars to drive it to net zero, powered by batteries produced in the bloc, but at what cost to people living near new lithium mines

DuPont and Vulcan Energy Collaborate Toward Zero Carbon Lithium Extraction

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Project to Minimize the Water and Carbon Footprint of Lithium Extraction and Production to More Sustainably Power E-Mobility

Stellantis signs lithium supply agreement with Vulcan Energy

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The Stellantis Group has signed a binding agreement with lithium producer Vulcan Energy to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Europe for the automaker’s electrified vehicles.

Cornish Lithium snaps up £18m of investment in bid to boost UK lithium supplies

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Miner says funds will go towards feasibility studies for its flagship Trealour hard rock lithium mining project and further prospecting in Cornwall. The UK government has identified the extraction and supply of minerals such as lithium as a priority.

Funding round delivers $16 million for Sepion’s lithium metal batteries

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Sepion plans to use the funds to speed up the commercialization of lithium metal batteries for EVs. Solvay says Sepion’s lithium metal cells can piggyback off the existing foundation for production of Li-ion cells.

electroVolt Introduces Configurable PRISLogic™ Lithium-Ion Battery Modules

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PRISLogic Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Batteries Feature Thermal Shield Technology, Passive Thermal Cooling and Custom-Tailored Battery Management and Communication System

Lithium hydroxide converter to be built near Tesla’s German Gigafactory

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Rock Tech Lithium, a company with offices in Canada and Germany, is planning to build a production plant for battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Guben, Brandenburg. Projected annual production is 24,000 metric tons of lithium hydroxide, enough to equip around 500,000 EVs.

Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at California plant

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Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California. An initial small-scale trial in 2019 successfully proved the process of roasting and leaching waste rock to recover high grades of lithium.

Sion Power introduces large-format lithium-metal EV cell

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Sion Power , a specialist in lithium-metal batteries, has announced advancements in its Licerion-EV cell, achieving 400 Wh/kg (700 Wh/L) in a large-format 17 Ah pouch cell.

MIT study details plunge in lithium-ion battery costs

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MIT researchers analyzed three decades of studies that examined the decline in lithium-ion battery prices, and found that costs have dropped by 97 percent since they were first commercially introduced in 1991.

NIO’s new standard-range battery uses both ternary lithium and LFP cells

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New NIO EVs will now be available with a choice of the 100 kWh long-range ternary lithium battery pack or the new 75 kWh standard-range hybrid-cell battery. NIO has launched a new battery type.

The EV revolution needs lithium, California has it

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New Energy Nexus report details how lithium recovery from the geothermal industry in California’s Salton Sea can anchor a sustainable domestic EV battery supply chain, injecting billions into the local and regional economy

KiloVault Unveils HLX+ Deep-Cycle Solar Lithium Battery

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KiloVault®, a provider of innovative and affordable residential and commercial renewable energy solutions, today unveiled the KiloVault™ HLX+ series of solar lithium batteries, the first battery for all climates

HIU researchers develop high-energy-density lithium metal cell with good stability

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Researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) have developed a new lithium metal battery that they say offers an extremely high specific energy of 560 watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg) based on the total weight of the active materials.