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Browsing the "Congo" Tag

Cobalt-Free Car Batteries In The Works For Panasonic & Tesla

June 9th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna

With cobalt prices soaring and ethical questions about artisanal mining continuing, Panasonic has announced that it is in the process of developing cobalt-free EV batteries. Panasonic, the world’s largest automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturer and Tesla's exclusive battery cell supplier for the Model 3 sedan, produces the cells at the joint Gigafactory 1 in Nevada


Cobalt, Ontario (Mining Ghost Town) May Be Brought To Life Thanks To EV Batteries

November 19th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Ever since the release of The Economist's video about the coming electric car age and 2018 being a tipping point, I'm more interested in cobalt and have read about the problems with cobalt mining. We all want particulate-free fresh air and zero CO2 emissions. It's time to lose the tailpipe and get up to date with battery-powered cars. The driving force is technological progress with batteries. "The good news is that technology will march on regardless. Batteries will get better, cheaper, and more abundant. Samsung SDI, LG Chem, Panasonic, SK Innovation, Kreisel, and other will keep improving EV batteries to win more deals, and the EV market will improve and grow, as it has been." But what will these batteries be made of, and where will we get the resources/materials


Electricity From Lake Kivu

March 13th, 2013 | by Worldwatch Institute

Reposted from Worldwatch Institute’s Revolt blog: Along the western border of Rwanda, an innovative energy project on Africa’s 2,700 square [&hellip



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