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Why Samsung Could Be Ditching Smartphone Lithium-Ion Batteries For Graphene

Samsung is rumored to be working on a smartphone that has a graphene battery. What’s with this kind of battery that the Korean giant wants it? Graphene, touted as a “wonder material” is stronger than steel but lighter than paper. First created by scientists in 2004, it is a thin layer of pure carbon extracted from graphite and packed tightly into a honeycomb structure. The material can be built into batteries to greatly enhance … Continue reading

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Kiir, US and Canadian businessmen discuss investment in South Sudan

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and US, Canadian businessmen meeting in Juba (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia) August 9th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit and met with a delegation of American and Canadian businessmen in Juba on Thursday to discuss investment in different fields in the country, the presidency said in a statement. In a statement, the presidential press unit said the the mission of the visiting foreign investors was to assess and identify … Continue reading

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Meeting with the President and 5 Ministers in Juba, South Sudan

This was a meeting with the President and five ministers of South Sudan as broadcast in local, South African and Ugandan TV.

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REE Magnesium Inc. and CVMR®: Leading the Supply of Critical Metals and Rare Earth Elements to the U.S.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 03, 2019 During the feasibility study, REE Magnesium Inc and CVMR® combined forces creating a joint venture that would take advantage of CVMR®’s vast mineral resources around the world. The joint venture aims to develop a complex of five metal refining structures based on CVMR®’s proprietary vapour metallurgy processes and technologies in the United States. The ultimate goal is to compete with foreign imports of refined metals into the … Continue reading

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Pentagon races to track US RareEarths output amid China trade dispute

REUTERS: The Pentagon is rapidly assessing the United States’ rare earths capability in a race to secure stable supply of the specialized material amid the country’s trade conflict with China, which controls the rare earths industry, according to a government document seen by Reuters. The push comes weeks after China threatened to curb exports to the United States of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used to build fighter jets, tanks and a … Continue reading

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Innovation is needed in processing of battery raw materials

Spheroidized graphite flakes or “potatoes” at 20 micron diameter, under scanning electron microscope. Credit: M.Plan International. With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage technologies, there is little doubt demand will grow for battery raw materials that must be sourced from the mining industry. We expect automotive companies and battery manufacturers to invest US$300 billion in the sector in the next 10 years, and they will require new battery mineral deposits … Continue reading

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China Wrestles with the Toxic Aftermath of Rare Earth Mining

China Wrestles with the Toxic Aftermath of Rare Earth Mining China has been a major source of rare earth metals used in high-tech products, from smartphones to wind turbines. As cleanup of these mining sites begins, experts argue that global companies that have benefited from access to these metals should help foot the bill. By Michael Standaert • July 2, 2019 The mountains north of the village of Lingbeizhen in southern Jiangxi province no … Continue reading

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CNN: Trump – Xi meeting / TradeWar – China wants even more control over rare earths

Hong Kong (CNN Business) — China is preparing to tighten its grip on the supply of a group of minerals the global tech industry can’t live without. Chinese state media reported that the government of Jiangxi province was planning to provide support to China Southern Rare Earth Group (CSRE) — the biggest producer of heavy rare earths — “to increase its power and gain the upper hand and say in the resource.” Jiangxi, where … Continue reading

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A World Class Refinery of Strategic Metals in The United States

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Additional surveys and drilling at the REE Magnesium Inc mine site have confirmed the existence of rare earth elements (REE) in conjunction with the already proven reserves of 22 million tons of magnesium oxide. REE Magnesium Inc will be the refiner of REE and magnesium from that mine. In addition to the confirmation of commercially viable rare earth elements, REE Magnesium Inc has entered into a … Continue reading

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CITIC ok’d to complete C$612m investment in Ivanhoe Mines

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) secured on Tuesday an additional C$612 million (about $464m) granted by its largest shareholder, China’s state-owned CITIC Metal, in April this year, which the Canadian miner is using to build a giant copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The investment, now fully approved, is CITIC’s second major one in less than a year, bringing its total financing to about $1 billion. Another Chinese firm, Zijin Mining Group — which … Continue reading

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