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Toronto-based company pushing to refine unused nickel at Paducah DOE site

PADUCAH — Thousands of tons of nickel at the Paducah Department of Energy site could help spur economic development in the region. The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization, or PACRO, heard a presentation Wednesday on ways to begin refining the nickel. There are about 9,700 tons of nickel ingots along with about 6,000 tons of nickel still in the old equipment at the DOE site. Chemical Vapour Metal Refining (CVMR), a Toronto-based metal refining … Continue reading

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PACRO continues discussion of DOE site nickel

By DAVID ZOELLER DZOELLER@PADUCAHSUN.COM The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization agreed Wednesday to learn more about the potential economic impact that could come from 10,000 tons of nickel currently located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah site. PACRO is the single point of contact designated by the DOE to identify and reuse surplus assets from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to help offset the economic impact on communities, including the loss of jobs, … Continue reading

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Biden’s plan to rev up the electric car market is complicated by battery supplies

President Biden’s ambitious plan to jump-start the U.S. electric vehicle market faces a roadblock: a weak supply chain that is making it difficult for American automakers to get enough batteries to scale up production. And that shortage could get worse, depending on whether Biden intervenes this week in a dispute between two top South Korean manufacturers over moves by one to open a battery plant in Georgia to serve the U.S. market. Hanging in … Continue reading

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COAL TO NANOMATERIALS

Refining coal to fuel renewable energy BAAL Perazim Resources is a diversified coal, oil and gas and renewable energy company, which produces and markets coal, oil and gas from their own North American mines. In addition, BAAL aligns itself with responsible coal and gas resource owners outside the United States ensuring that all such joint practices do not infringe on human rights and do not harm the environment. BAAL is committed to implementing practices … Continue reading

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Refining Coal into Renewable Energy Products

At Green Earth Elements we convert our coal to graphite and graphene oxides by using CVMR’s technologies. GEE is in the process of acquiring two more abandoned U.S. coal mines so that these added resources could enable us to expand our line of derivative products from the conversion of coal. GEE signed a long-term cooperation agreement with CVMR (USA) Inc., a Subsidiary of CVMR Corporation of Canada, in January 2019 for the use of … Continue reading

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BLOOMBERG: MUSK PROMISES ‘GIANT CONTRACT’ FOR EFFICIENTLY MINED NICKEL

Market for nickel used in EV batteries is getting tighter Japan trading giant to take huge writedown on nickel project Elon Musk has a plea for mining companies: “Please mine more nickel.” “Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way,” said Musk, chief executive officer of the electric-carmaker, during a second-quarter earnings call. Musk’s plea comes as one … Continue reading

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NICKEL DEMAND FROM THE BATTERIES SECTOR TO ACCOUNT FOR OVER 25 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NICKEL MARKET BY 2030”

It’s been more than four months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and the impact of the virus on the commodities space is far from over. Nickel is just one metal still facing hurdles, despite the rebound in prices it saw in Q2. During the first half of 2020, mining and refining facilities for nickel were disrupted at a global scale, from the Philippines to Canada, as a result of coronavirus containment measures. “We … Continue reading

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COBALT: BMW THE ONLY CARMAKER WITH A DIRECT TO MINE RAW MATERIAL SOURCING APPROACH

BY: FRIK ELS, MINING.COM JULY 20, 2020 German luxury vehicle maker BMW signed a US$2.3 billion long-term deal earlier this month with Swedish battery maker Northvolt, the latest of such deals, as European carmakers try to compete with Tesla in the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market. Tesla’s gigafactories and battery technology have long given it an edge in the EV market (Northvolt was started by two former Tesla executives), but when it comes to … Continue reading

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DOD: COVID19 PANDEMIC REVEALS SUPPLY CHAIN VULNERABILITY

If there’s one silver lining from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that it’s helped expose vulnerabilities in the U.S. and Defense Department supply chain, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said. Ellen M. Lord discussed acquisition in the face of COVID-19 during a virtual “fireside chat” today with the Ronald Reagan Institute. Efforts that followed an executive order by the president to assess the defense industrial base and the U.S. supply chain have … Continue reading

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NYTIMES: US RARE EARTHS MINER MP MATERIALS TO GO PUBLIC IN $1.47 BILLION DEAL

(Reuters) – U.S. rare earths miner MP Materials will go public in a $1.47 billion deal by merging with a private-equity backed blank-check company, underscoring Wall Street’s rising interest in efforts to boost production of the strategic minerals. The listing on the New York Stock Exchange would be the first for a U.S. rare earths company since Molycorp went public a decade ago. Molycorp filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and MP Materials bought California’s … Continue reading

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