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LPO Announces Conditional Commitment to ENTEK Lithium Separators to Build Indiana EV Battery Separator Manufacturing…

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) announced a conditional commitment of up to $1.2 billion for a direct loan to ENTEK Lithium Separators LLC (ENTEK). If finalized, the loan will substantially finance a new facility in Terre Haute, Indiana to manufacture lithium-ion battery separators. The separators will be used … [continued]

Scanning electron micrograph of a frozen, failed lithium metal battery showing the copper current collector (pink), reacted lithium (labeled SEI)/electrolyte (tan), gas cavities (grey), shredded separator (green), and lithium (red) trapped in separator. Image courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Lithium Mining In Argentina — Jobs vs. Environment

The search for lithium in Argentina pits Indigenous people against global corporations in search of profits.

"Mudpots bubble and steam near the Salton Buttes lava domes, a volcanic area at the southeastern end of the Salton Sea, California." Image credit: Deborah Bergfeld, USGS.

Research Details Method to Get Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Lithium

UChicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Asst. Prof. Chong Liu discovered the ideal particles for efficiently isolating lithium from seawater, ground water, or other dilute sources of the mineral As the electric vehicle market booms, the demand for lithium — the mineral required for lithium-ion batteries — has also soared. … [continued]

Bikita Minerals Lithium Mine in Zimbabwe Gets 12MW Solar PV Plus 6MWh Lithium Battery To…

Sinomine Resources Group Co., Ltd. (Sinomine Resources) has been ramping up operations at its lithium mine in Bikita, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. They have invested more than $200 million towards exploration work, mine expansion, and other strategic projects according to data from the Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency. Some of the investment … [continued]

Factorial Delivers B-Samples of Lithium-Metal Solid-State Battery Cells to Mercedes-Benz

This marks the world’s first announced B-sample delivery of solid-state battery cells to a global automaker Factorial’s solid-state batteries can significantly improve the range and performance of electric vehicles, while reducing overall vehicle cost The company leverages existing lithium-ion battery manufacturing processes and supply chains to produce its solid-state batteries, … [continued]

Conceptual rendering of Asahi Kasei’s Port Colborne facility (Graphic:Asahi Kasei)

Asahi Kasei Announces Port Colborne as Location of Future Lithium-ion Battery Separator Plant

Asahi Kasei announced today that it will construct its previously announced integrated lithium-ion battery (LIB) separator plant in Port Colborne, which is in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. The new manufacturing facility will operate as Asahi Kasei Battery Separator Canada and is expected to create highly skilled, good paying … [continued]

Map of study area showing the Marcellus shale extent, well locations using in decline curve analysis (DCA), PW samples used in this study, and previous USGS sample locations. Lithium (Li) concentration data was calculated using new data reported in this manuscript and existing data from the USGS National Produced Waters Database13. This map was generated with ArcGIS Pro 3.1.4 software, ESRI, https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-pro/overview. Sources of data cited on this map include: “data.pa.gov, ESRI, HERE, Garmin, FAO, NOAA, USGS, EPA and NPS.”

Making Batteries Takes A Lot Of Lithium. Some Of It Could Come From Wastewater.

Most batteries used in technology like smart watches and electric cars are made with lithium that travels across the world before even getting to manufacturers. But what if nearly half of the lithium used in the U.S. could come from Pennsylvania wastewater? A new analysis using compliance data from the … [continued]