lithium

"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]

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]

Altilium’s pilot battery recycling scheme will produce battery-ready cathode active material (CAM) from used EV batteries. Image Altilium

Altilium Announces Technological Advancements In Recycling Of LFP & NMC Batteries

Altilium, a UK-based clean technology group focused on supporting the transition to net zero, has announced details of the latest advances in its innovative EcoCathode™ hydrometallurgical recycling technology, with breakthroughs in the recovery of lithium from new battery chemistries and the production of cathode active materials (CAM) from a mixed … [continued]

Image of the company's first US battery factory in Liberty, NC courtesy of Toyota

The Southeast US Battery Belt Is Learning To Love EVs

Laid-off workers in the Southeast have a new option. As electric vehicle battery plants rise in the region, they’re accompanied by good jobs, and these jobs are better paying than any of the previous textile or furniture industry positions from years past. EV battery plants are reinvigorating areas left destitute … [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.

7 ORNL Inventions Licensed To Texas-Based Lithium Recovery Firm

A collection of seven technologies for lithium recovery developed by scientists from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been licensed to Element3, a Texas-based company focused on extracting lithium from wastewater produced by oil and gas production. The technologies were developed through the Critical Materials Innovation Hub, a … [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]

M4E Lithium Secures $7.5M to $10M Funding to Accelerate Brazilian Lithium Exploration

M4E Lithium secured a $7.5M to $10M funding from industry leading Lithium Royalty Corp. (“LRC”) and the Electrification and Decarbonization fund managed by Waratah Capital Advisors (founder of LRC) The financing package includes an equity investment, a royalty purchase and an option for a strategic offtake agreement (with a buyback … [continued]