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Prairie Lithium commissions Canada pilot plant for direct lithium extraction 

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Prairie Lithium has commissioned the third iteration of its direct lithium extraction (DLE) pilot plant in Saskatchewan, Canada. The company recently converted mineral exploration permits into 21-year mineral leases, a first for lithium brines in Saskatchewan.

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Breakthrough technology for lithium manufacture

Envirotec Magazine

For all of these reasons, continuous monitoring has long been the dream in lithium manufacture, so with successful trials at several plants, the industry is delighted that the dream has become reality. High purity lithium hydroxide or lithium carbonate is required for battery manufacture.

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Made in America: A lithium supply chain for EV batteries

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supplying 1 percent of the world’s lithium, there’s nowhere to go but up With the U.S.

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Piedmont Lithium wins $142-million DOE grant for Tennessee lithium project

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Piedmont Lithium has been selected to receive a $141.7-million grant from the DOE, one of the first wave of projects aimed at expanding domestic supply of battery raw material funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Tennessee Lithium project is located in McMinn County, Tennessee.

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Can closed loop battery recycling and geothermal lithium help solve the supply crunch?

GreenBiz

Five- to tenfold growth is expected in the global lithium battery market over the next decade as people shift to electric vehicles, but already lithium supplies are tight

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Lithium Deficit Threatens EV Sales and Energy Transition

GreenBiz

This whitepaper provides S&P Global Commodity Insights' analysis of the global lithium deficit, threatening EV sales and could put the brakes on the energy transition. Lithium prices shot up by more than 500% in the past year due to the short global supply.

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BMW i Ventures to Invest in Green Lithium Refining Technology

Green Living Guy

May 17, 2022) – BMW i Ventures announced today a lead investment in the Series A-1 financing round of Mangrove Lithium, a feedstock-flexible modular platform producing battery-grade lithium hydroxide and carbonate to improve the sustainability profile of lithium.

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InoBat and Green Lithium to establish large-scale lithium refinery in the UK

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Battery supplier InoBat Auto and mineral processing firm Green Lithium have formed a strategic partnership to build and operate a large-scale lithium refinery in the UK. Newswire The Tech EV Batteries Green Lithium InoBat Auto

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New geothermal plants could solve America’s lithium supply crunch

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New projects in California's Salton Sea could extract the metal — needed for electric vehicle batteries — at scale

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Planning permission granted for lithium hydroxide refinery in Teesside, UK

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Tees Valley Lithium (TVL), a subsidiary of Alkemy Capital Investments, has received planning permission to build a lithium hydroxide refinery at the Wilton International Chemicals Park in Teesside, UK, following an environmental impact assessment and local consultation over an 18-month period.

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New York Starts First Large Scale Lithium-Ion Battery Production

Green Living Guy

BY VINCE BRIGA via Spectrum News 1 If you’ve ever driven an electric car or used just about any piece of technology, chances are it’s powered by a lithium-ion battery. The post New York Starts First Large Scale Lithium-Ion Battery Production appeared first on The Green Living Guy.

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Rock Tech Lithium to supply Canadian lithium to Mercedes for processing in Germany

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Increasing production of EVs will mean increased demand for sustainably-sourced raw materials such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, graphite, manganese and copper. Mercedes is exploring a strategic partnership with Rock Tech Lithium, which is developing a spodumene project in Ontario.

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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.

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Oil wells could soon be pumping lithium in Alberta

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Everybody loves lithium, but mining it does have an environmental footprint. million—that’s how much the company recently invested in E3 Lithium , a Calgary-based company that has developed a technology to extract the naturally occurring lithium from oilfield brines.

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This tech breakthrough could revolutionize lithium extraction

GreenBiz

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

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Lithium battery industry presents opportunities for water treatment experts

Envirotec Magazine

Brine pools for lithium mining. The lithium battery economy, driven largely by the growing electrical vehicle market, presents opportunities for water and wastewater businesses across the value chain, according to a new report from BlueTech Research.

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Why the rush to mine lithium could dry up the High Andes

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A mining boom in mountainous Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, home to half the world’s lithium reserves, could drain vital ecosystems and deprive Indigenous communities of water

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Snow Lake Lithium to Develop World’s First All-Electric Lithium Mine

Green Living Guy

Snow Lake Lithium shares a plan to develop the world’s first all-electric Lithium mine in Manitoba, Canada. The post Snow Lake Lithium to Develop World’s First All-Electric Lithium Mine appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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Mexico forms state-run company to mine lithium

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In April 2022, Mexico amended its Mining Law to reserve to the state the exclusive right to explore for and exploit lithium. Now the country has formed a state-run company called Litio para Mexico (LitioMx) to oversee the mining of lithium.

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Vulcan to use new lithium extraction sorbent at brine resource in Germany

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Vulcan Energy Resources has successfully developed, tested and demonstrated its in-house lithium extraction sorbent, VULSORB, for use in lithium extraction from the Upper Rhine Valley Brine Field in Germany.

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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

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Livent to boost ownership of lithium hydroxide development project in Canada

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Lithium supplier Livent has announced an agreement to boost its ownership of a lithium hydroxide development project called Nemaska Lithium to 50%. Nemaska is strategically located to serve growing lithium demand in North America and Europe.”.

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Ioneer in final permitting stage of its Lithium-Boron project in Nevada

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Ioneer , an emerging US supplier of lithium and boron, has earned a notice of intent (NOI) from the Bureau of Land Management for its Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project in Esmeralda County, Nevada.

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Researchers achieve a breakthrough in the development of lithium metal batteries

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A team of researchers working in collaboration with the Nagoya Institute of Technology has discovered a new mechanism to stabilize the lithium metal electrode and electrolyte in lithium metal batteries.

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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.

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Argonne National Lab: Lithium-sulfur batteries are one step closer to realization

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Scientists at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory are researching solutions to the drawbacks of lithium-ion batteries by testing alternate materials such as sulfur. Sulfur, says Argonne, is highly cost-effective, and lithium-sulfur batteries can hold more energy than ion-based ones.

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SK On signs 5-year lithium hydroxide supply deal with SQM

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Battery manufacturer SK On has signed a lithium hydroxide supply deal with Chile’s SQM. The terms of the agreement will enable SK On to purchase up to 57,000 tons of lithium hydroxide over the course of five years starting in 2023—enough to produce batteries for approximately 1.2

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Albemarle to build major lithium processing plant in Southeast US

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Mining giant Albemarle plans to build a lithium processing plant in the US that would produce as much of the light white metal as the entire company produces today. Albemarle aims to boost its overall lithium production capacity fivefold to 500,000 tons per year by 2030.

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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

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

Envirotec Magazine

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).

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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.

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Liontown Resources to supply Tesla with Australian lithium

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Australia-based battery materials company Liontown Resources has agreed to supply Tesla with spodumene concentrate, a source of lithium. Pricing will be determined by a formula-based mechanism linked to market prices for lithium hydroxide monohydrate.

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Lithium supplier ioneer signs supply agreement with Toyota/Panasonic JV

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Lithium-boron supplier ioneer signed a binding offtake supply agreement for lithium carbonate with Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES), a battery company joint venture of Toyota and Panasonic.

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Albemarle introduces a new lithium plant in Chile

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Albemarle , a specialty chemical firm, has announced a new lithium production plant in Antofagasta, Chile, which it says will be its third chemical conversion plant. According to Albemarle, “the plant is expected to double lithium production.”

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Rice University announces new process to revive lithium-battery anodes for reuse

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Rice University scientists have reported what they believe to be a partial solution to the mounting disposal problem of worn-out lithium-ion batteries.

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Q&A with American lithium battery maker KORE Power

Solar Power World

Thus far, primarily only major lithium battery… The post Q&A with American lithium battery maker KORE Power appeared first on Solar Power World.

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Lithium Mining: The Environmental Cost is Toxic and Clear

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The Lithium Fever: What Is the Price of Europe Going Green? Waste Environment Ethics Politics

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Lyten introduces lithium-sulfur battery platform

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Material supplier Lyten has introduced its new LytCell lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The new platform was developed specifically for the EV market, and is designed to deliver three times the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries.

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Lithium-ion Battery Market Growing Demand, Globally

Alternative Energy Mag

The global lithium-ion battery market is expected to grow at a noteworthy CAGR of over 18.9% over the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

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Are Used Lithium Batteries Recyclable? - E-Recycling Tips

Living Green Tech

Are Used Lithium Batteries Recyclable? Batteries are considered hazardous because of the metals and other toxic materials they contain. Most batteries are put into rubbish bins and then taken to landfill sites where they decay and leak

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Koch invests $252 million in Compass Minerals to develop Utah lithium project

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mMT of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE). Compass will use $200 million of the proceeds to advance the first phase of its lithium development project.

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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.

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Sion Power to expand lithium-metal battery manufacturing operations in Tucson, Arizona

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Large-format lithium-metal battery developer Sion Power has announced plans to expand its existing manufacturing operations in Tucson, Arizona. The expansion is expected to be complete by 2026 and create over 150 jobs, primarily in engineering and other manufacturing-related positions.

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