EV battery materials

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Panasonic Energy to Invest in NMG & Purchase Graphite in Multi-year Deal to Boost EV…

Low-impact supply chain will fully integrate anode active material sourcing from mining to delivering battery material Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., a Panasonic Group Company, recently announced that it has signed a seven-year offtake agreement for the supply of natural graphite with Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (“NMG”; Quebec, Canada), … [continued]

A gel-based system allows researchers to separate metal ions from a mixture that models battery composition. (Illustration by Mike Perkins | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Separating Critical Materials from Dissolved Batteries

A straightforward method can separate critical metal ions from an unconventional source What happens when a battery dies? Current rechargeable batteries contain a mixture of metals, some of which are becoming rarer by the day. Keeping these critical materials available for use requires finding new and innovative ways to recycle … [continued]

Bismuth. Image in Public Domain. Photographer: Scott Horvath, Bureau Social Media Lead, USGS.

The U.S. Geological Survey Invests Millions to Map Critical-Mineral Resources in Alaska

The U.S. Geological Survey will invest more than $5.8 million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys. This partnership is a key step in securing a reliable and sustainable supply of the critical minerals that are essential to everything from … [continued]