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

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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

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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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.

Lithium Deficit Threatens EV Sales and Energy Transition

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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.

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

BMW i Ventures to Invest in Green Lithium Refining Technology

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

Lithium battery industry presents opportunities for water treatment experts

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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.”

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

Plans advance for Teesside Green Lithium refinery

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Engineering services company Worley to work with Green Lithium to deliver refinery that aims to produce 50,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium a year. There is currently no lithium refining capability in Europe.

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.

Top 5 techniques for analyzing lithium battery cells?

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With demand for EV batteries seeing an impressive 30 percent year-over-year growth, pressure continues to increase for Automotive OEM’s and Tier 1’s to keep pace.

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

Keliber verifies its ore for lithium hydroxide production

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Keliber , a Finnish mining and battery chemical company, has completed a pilot-scale test to verify the behavior of its ore at all stages of the lithium hydroxide production process.

$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).

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.

Stellantis expands relationship with lithium producer Vulcan Energy

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Stellantis has made a new equity investment of €50 million in lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources, and extended its original binding offtake agreement to 10 years. It is encouraging to see a leading automaker investing in local, low-carbon lithium production.”.

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.

Smackover lithium prospect called one of the largest lithium brine resources in North America

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Galvanic Energy has announced some results from an independent evaluation of its Smackover Formation—a 120,000-acre lithium prospect in Arkansas.

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

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.

Rice researchers find misaligned crystallites in cathodes limit lithium flow

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Researchers at Rice University have found that stress between misaligned crystallites in cathodes limits the flow of lithium. The uniformity of the lithium, in turn, affects battery charging. “In

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.

Global Emerging Markets to invest $450 million in EnergyX for lithium production

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Lithium and battery technology startup Energy Exploration Technologies ( EnergyX ) has announced investment of $450 million from investment firm Global Emerging Markets. EnergyX also has plans for its Solid State Lithium Metal Battery (SoLiS).

LG Energy Solution partners with Compass Minerals to secure US lithium supply chain

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LG Energy Solution has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP), a provider of essential minerals for producing battery-grade lithium. Under the terms of the MoU, Compass Minerals would supply LGES with lithium carbonate and hydroxide.

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%.

Lithium or Lead: How to Choose the Best Battery for Your Solar Power Systems

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The post Lithium or Lead: How to Choose the Best Battery for Your Solar Power Systems appeared first on U.S. Regardless of the solar power system type, solar batteries are a worthwhile investment.

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.

A connected, integrated approach for lithium-ion battery manufacturing (Whitepaper)

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It is critical for lithium-ion Battery Manufactures to develop and implement cost-effective, efficient and safe manufacturing processes while ensuring the highest level of product quality. Sponsored by Honeywell.

Sion Power’s experimental lithium metal cells deliver 2,500 cycles

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Sion Power says one of its multilayer lithium metal pouch cells has performed for over 2,500 cycles, retaining 70% of its initial capacity. Licerion batteries have lithium metal anodes and are compatible with LFP and NMC cathodes.

University of Michigan researchers predict 1,000 real-world cycles for their lithium-sulfur battery

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Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a lithium-sulfur battery which they estimate will be able to achieve 1,000 real-world cycles with fast charging.

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

Villara Energy Systems Launches Lithium Titanate 20-Year Home Battery

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Highest Power and Safest Lithium Chemistry Establishes New Market Leader