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Mining and Refining Magnesium in California

TORONTO, October 11, 2018 (Newswire.com) – The US economy is growing faster than anyone had expected. Self-sufficiency in raw materials has become of great importance. Magnesium is a crucial element used in various industries, medicine, and food supplements. The White Moon magnesite mine is situated near San Bernardino, California, and has sufficient reserves of magnesium to curtail substantial imports of magnesium into the United States from China. White Moon is taking advantage of this … Continue reading

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Forbes: After A Tough 12 Months Copper And Nickel Should Be Next Year’s Metal Winners

Commodities, for good reason, are not the flavor of the month with investors but for anyone looking ahead 2019 could be a good year for copper and nickel, if 400 metal industry professionals are correctly reading their crystal balls. The flipside of the optimism in a survey taken in the British capital during London Metals Week is a negative outlook for two other metals, zinc and aluminum. Conducted by Macquarie, an Australian-based investment bank, … Continue reading

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BBC News: CO2 Capture – What are these technology solutions?

Climate scientists meeting in #Korea are being urged to avoid relying on untested technologies as a way of keeping global temperature rise under 1.5C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will shortly publish a report on how the world might stay below this limit. Early drafts said it would require machines to suck carbon out of the air. The IPCC special report, to be released on Monday, is expected to point towards the use … Continue reading

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This New Lithium Battery Tech Can by MIT Simply Suck Up CO2 to Power Itself

Everybody knows the world’s got a serious carbon dioxide problem, but an ingenious and potentially cost-effective way of dealing with our surplus CO2 could provide the means of tomorrow’s battery technology. For years scientists have looked at ways of capturing carbon and storing it underground or even potentially in the ocean. But a new system might offer a powerful advantage over these efforts. The problem with conventional carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) systems, according … Continue reading

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The Californian Rare Earths Mine Caught Between Trump and China

The only operating rare earths mine in the U.S. – and once the world’s biggest — is caught up in the crossfire of the Trump administration’s trade war with China. Rare earths, an esoteric group of materials used in everything from Tesla Inc. automobiles to high-tech military equipment, were dropped this week from the U.S.’s final $200 billion catalog of tariffs on Chinese goods, but China didn’t reciprocate on its own hit list. For … Continue reading

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Bloomberg: The World’s Leading Electric-Car Visionary Isn’t ElonMusk

Wan Gang pushed China to leapfrog the West in electric vehicles. At this year’s Beijing Auto Show, a retired Chinese bureaucrat bent down to run his hands over the hood of a sleek sports coupe billed as the world’s fastest battery-powered car, and he smiled like a proud father. In a way, that’s exactly what he was. Two decades earlier, Wan Gang persuaded China’s State Council to throw its vast power behind the risky, … Continue reading

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Chemists at DOE – ORNLdemonstrate sustainable approach to carbon dioxide capture from air

From left, Radu Custelcean and Neil Williams of Oak Ridge National Laboratory used a solar-powered oven to generate mild temperatures that liberate carbon dioxide trapped in guanidine carbonate crystals in an energy-sustainable way. Credit: Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2018—Chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from air. They report … Continue reading

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China’s Grip on Rare Earths May Have Proven Too Strong for Trump

Minerals no longer in list of Chinese goods targeted by U.S. China supplied 78% of America’s rare earths imports last year The U.S. appears to have shelved its plan to levy tariffs on a critical collection of minerals used in everything from hybrid vehicles to electronic gadgets and military hardware. Rare earths including scandium and yttrium are absent from the latest list of about $200 billion of Chinese goods on which the Trump administration … Continue reading

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CVMR® Wins Two Massive Concessions of Nickel and Cobalt in Burundi

(MENAFN Editorial) TORONTO, September 20, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Honourable Côme Manirakiza, Minister of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines of the Republic of Burundi, informed La Société CVMR Energy Metals Burundi SURL (CVMR®), a subsidiary of CVMR Energy Metals Inc. of Canada, that the Cabinet of the government of Burundi has approved the awarding of mineral concessions Waga and Nayabikere to CVMR®. The Right Honourable Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi, ratified the decree on Sept. 14, … Continue reading

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Nickel producers eye Indonesia to plug into EV battery market

JAKARTA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Several global metals producers have set their sights on Indonesia’s nickel reserves to tap an expected surge in demand for the metal for electric vehicle batteries. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd (SMM) said on Thursday that it and nickel miner PT Vale Indonesia are conducting a feasibility study to build a nickel processing project in Pomalaa, Southeast Sulawesi. Major nickel producers are taking a closer look at Indonesia whose … Continue reading

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