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Modern alchemists are making chemistry greener

Ancient alchemists tried to turn lead and other common metals into gold and platinum. Modern chemists in Paul Chirik’s lab at Princeton are transforming reactions that have depended on environmentally unfriendly precious metals, finding cheaper and greener alternatives to replace platinum, rhodium and other precious metals in drug production and other reactions. They have found a revolutionary approach that uses cobalt and methanol to produce an epilepsy drug that previously required rhodium and dichloromethane, … Continue reading

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Graphene makes its mark on gas separation

Graphene Flagship researchers overcame the theoretical limiting performance of membranes in gas separation. This collaborative research from Graphene Flagship partners CNR, University of Bologna and Graphene-XT has potential applications in hydrogen purification and carbon capture and storage. Polymer-based membranes for gas separation have a trade-off between high gas permeability and high gas selectivity, the so-called Robeson upper bound. By combining individual graphene oxide sheets with polymer spacers, in a sandwich style structure, Graphene Flagship … Continue reading

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Vale Inks First-ever Cobalt Streaming Deal From Canada’s Voisey’s Bay Mine

Vale has been looking for financing to extend the life of the mine by transitioning to underground from open-pit operations and has said a streaming arrangement was among its options. (Image courtesy of Vale.) Brazil’s mining giant Vale (NYSE:VALE) is moving ahead with construction of an underground mine at its Voisey’s Bay mine, located in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador, extending operations by at least 15 years. Transiting Voisey’s Bay nickel mine … Continue reading

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Interoceanmetal Joint Organization and CVMR Corporation Signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Poland on the 28th of May 2018

CVMR Corporation (“CVMR®”) today announced that on May 28th, 2018, CVMR® entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation with Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (“IOM”) with respect to the development of a process for the refining of polymetallic nodules (“PNs”) using CVMR®’s proprietary vapour refining technology. TORONTO (PRWEB) June 06, 2018 IOM – CVMR® COOPERATION Interoceanmetal Joint Organization and CVMR Corporation signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Poland on the 28th of May 2018. CVMR Corporation (“CVMR®”) … Continue reading

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IOM – The meeting with CVMR

On Monday, 28th of May the meeting with CVMR, Toronto, Canada, took place in our office in Szczecin. CVMR Corporation (CVMR) is a privately held multinational organization with its head office and R&D Centre in Toronto, Canada. The company is engaged in: – Mining and metal refining metals, using its own proprietary vapour metallurgy processes and technologies and its own mineral resources; – Manufacturing high value metal powders, nano-powders, subnano-powders, net shapes and super … Continue reading

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Cvmr Corporation (CVMR®) Announced a Major Breakthrough in the Development of Their Off the Grid Power Generating System.

(PRWEB) May 19, 2018 CVMR Corporation (CVMR®) and its Canadian subsidiaries, EnerCarbon Inc. (EnerCarbon) and M-Power Corporation (M-Power), announced a major breakthrough in the development of their off the grid Power Generating system based on temperature differential effect using a graphene layer to capture heat from the sun. They also announced an innovative idea of converting waste, including various plastics, to valuable products by means of a novel energy-efficient and inexpensive process. Mr. Kamran … Continue reading

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Tesla May Be Trampled by CATL in China

The battery maker is the stuff that technology domination dreams are made of. Sorry, Elon Musk. By the looks of it, every car of the future will be equipped with a powerful and cheap battery made in, and more importantly by, China. This month, Nissan Motor Co. and Daimler AG put in orders for electric-car batteries with an emerging Chinese champion, privately held Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., or CATL. Volkswagen AG is already a … Continue reading

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Six finalists announced in Ontario’s global challenge to reduce greenhouse gas pollution – Ontario Centres of Excellence

TORONTO, May 7, 2018 – Today, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) announced the first cohort of finalists for Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge – a global call for innovators to propose solutions that could help Ontario industry reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. The initiative is part of the province’s broader TargetGHG program, which is administered by OCE on behalf of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate … Continue reading

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Tesla delivers bad news for Cobalt price, boost for rare earths

Tesla is a proponent of nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA) technology which requires less than a third the amount of cobalt Wall Street is aghast at Elon Musk’s dismissive attitude toward analysts’ probing following a quarter of record (but less than expected) losses for Tesla, but the electric vehicle maker did provide some answers to questions that’s been vexing the mining industry. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, a provider of price information and research on battery supply chains, parsed … Continue reading

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Nickel intermediates can fill class one supply gap – Vale

Nickel intermediates could provide the most cost-effective means of bringing on-stream additional class one nickel units to serve the growing battery market, according to Frank Nikolic, head of base metals intelligence at Vale. Nickel demand from the battery sector could increase to 1.8 million tonnes by 2030 from 700,000 tonnes by 2025, according to Vale’s upside forecast. Its more conservative forecast suggests demand of 350,000 tonnes in 2025 and of 1 million tonnes by … Continue reading

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