lithium mining

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]

"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.

Scientists Are Shaking Up Lithium Extraction With A Different Kind of Chemistry

When people think of chemistry, the image that typically comes to mind is a variety of colored liquids in beakers, flasks, and test tubes in a lab. But in actual practice, chemistry can involve materials in all states: liquids, gases, and even solids. Scientists at the Critical Materials Innovation (CMI) … [continued]

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ExxonMobil Aims To Be Top Lithium Supplier For Electric Vehicles, Drills 1st Lithium Well

ExxonMobil has just announced that it aims to be a top lithium producer and supplier for the electric vehicle (EV) battery industry by 2030, and it is just now getting to work on its first lithium well. This first lithium production site is in southwest Arkansas, which is a lithium-rich region. … [continued]

Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines — 10 Projects Get $10.9 Million From US…

Offices: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies (AMMTO) and the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) Funding Amount: $10.9 Million FOA Number: DE-FOA-0002823 Description On July 24, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10.9 million for 10 projects across nine states that will advance innovative technologies to extract and convert battery-grade lithium from geothermal brine … [continued]