Monthly Archives: September 2018

In Chilean desert, Global thirst for Lithium is fueling a ‘water war’

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – On Chilean water regulator Oscar Cristi’s desk, a small white espresso cup teeters atop piles of documents and loose folders that appear on the point of collapse, perhaps an apt metaphor for the growing water crisis in parts of the Andean country. Sitting in his eighth-floor office adjacent to the presidential palace, Cristi, a PhD economist, lays out a map of Chile showing key watersheds for mining. Swaths of the mineral-rich … Continue reading

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Stacked DAC: A Direct Air Capture CO2-to-Gasoline Scheme that Works? – Technologu

Why you should care about this refreshingly simple CO2-to-fuel scheme Twice now I’ve been dazzled by schemes for scrubbing CO2 out of the atmosphere and turning it into fuel. In July 2008 it was NaOH scrubbers and exotic catalysts; in March 2012, it was ionic amine fluids and a formic-acid fuel cell. Both were tricky to describe, energy intense, and costly; years later, neither is yet ready for prime time. Then this June my … Continue reading

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African Battery Metals shifts focus to Nickel/Cobalt, relinquishes Sierra Leone projects

Aim-listed African Battery Metals (ABM) has decided to relinquish its interests in gold and iron-ore projects in Sierra Leone to focus on its newly acquired nickel and cobalt projects in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. The company believes there are attractive long-term market fundamentals for battery metals. The strategy, implemented in January, of rapidly building the company organically and through acquisitions, has been endorsed by the new shareholders, led by highly successful international resource entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

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