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Australian researchers make water battery breakthrough

  2024-02-21 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Researchers at RMIT University find a way to replace the electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries with water, an innovation that could remove the fire risk entirely.

  Tagged under: Lithium

Redflow flags next-gen flow battery as it targets bigger scale storage projects

  2024-01-30 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Redflow has a bigger, better “next generation” zinc bromide flow battery in the works it says will be competitive with all technologies on the market, including lithium.

  Tagged under: Lithium

China discovers 1-million-ton lithium mine

  2024-01-23 in Mining Zimbabwe

A lithium mine with nearly one million tons of reserves was newly discovered in Yajiang, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, Xinhua News Agency reported

  Tagged under: Lithium

Lithium boom: Zimbabwe looks to China to secure a place in the EV battery supply chain

  2024-01-23 (or before) in Clean Energy Frontier

Chinese investors have flocked to Zimbabwe to secure lithium supplies, promising local development. But analysts warn Zimbabwe needs more robust governance for communities to reap the benefits.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Zimbabwe

New material found by AI could reduce lithium use in batteries

  2024-01-10 (or before) in The BBC

Microsoft said AI and supercomputing were used to synthesise an entirely new material.

  Tagged under: Lithium

Corruption and Rights Abuses Are Flourishing in Lithium Mining Across Africa, a New Report Finds - Inside Climate News

  2023-11-15 by in Inside Climate News

On a Sunday afternoon in March 2023, Darlington Vito was shot in the head outside an industrial lithium mine in Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe.  A subsistence miner, he had been searching for chunks of ore in a rubble pile when a security guard at the mine site fired his weapon without warning, family members and local […]

  Tagged under: Colonialism | Zimbabwe | Africa | Lithium

New design could make lower cost, more efficient lithium-sulphur batteries a reality

  2023-10-16 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Monash researchers say they have solved a problem in the development of lithium sulphur batteries, which are touted to be half the cost of rival lithium chemistries.

  Tagged under: Lithium

Li-ion pioneer makes breakthrough in cheaper, safer “zinc-air” batteries

  2023-08-29 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Perth-based researcher who helped pioneer now ubiquitous lithium-ion battery technology is heralding a breakthrough in zinc-air chemistry.

  Tagged under: Lithium

UK to gain first lithium mine in Cornwall in boost to electric car industry

  2023-06-29 in The Guardian

British Lithium in joint venture with French mining company Imerys, aiming to extract 20,000 tonnes

  Tagged under: Lithium | Electric Cars | Cars

CATL launches condensed battery with an energy density of up to 500 Wh/kg, enables electrification of passenger aircrafts

  2023-05-28 (or before) by in ????áCATL

On April 19, CATL launched condensed battery, an innovative cutting-edge battery technology in Auto Shanghai. With an energy density of up to 500 Wh/kg, it can achieve high energy density and high level of safety at the same time in a creative manner, opening up a brand-new electrification scenario of passenger aircrafts. CATL can achieve mass production of condensed battery in a short period of time.  To address the changes of the supeContemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), a global leader in lithium-ion battery development and manufacturing, is committed to providing advanced solutions for global...

  Tagged under: Lithium

Chinese Researchers Announce 711 Wh/kg Lithium Battery

  2023-04-25 by in Cleantech News Ñ #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

Researchers in China report they have created a lithium-ion battery with an energy density of more the 700 Wh/kg. Wow!

  Tagged under: Lithium

Value of Australian lithium exports tipped to match thermal coal in five years

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Revenue from mining key metal used in EV batteries to triple by 2027-28 while thermal coal exports set to fall by more than 70%

  Tagged under: Lithium | Fossil Fuels

Scientists hail new battery with 4 times energy density of lithium-ion

  2023-04-03 by in The Driven - Australian EV News

New battery developed by researchers in US could provide “thousand mile” range for EVs and open up new possibilities for long-haul transport and electric planes.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Electric Cars | EVs

How much lithium does Iran have?

  2023-03-10 (or before) in Quartz | Make business better

At more than 8.5 million tons, the discovery could have enormous geopolitical implications

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Russia | Iran | Finance

The Pilbara mining companies exploring greener ventures amid energy shift

  2023-02-18 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Pilbara, known for its iron ore production, is set for another bumper year. But there are new players and projects emerging in Australia's resources heartland.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Minerals | Electric Cars | EVs

Breakthrough in Battery Technology: Progress on Fast-Charging Lithium-Metal Batteries

  2023-02-09 in SciTechDaily - Science, Space and Technology News 2023

In a new Nature Energy paper, engineers report progress toward lithium-metal batteries that charge fast – as fast as an hour. This fast charging is thanks to lithium metal crystals that can be seeded and grown – quickly and uniformly – on a surprising surface. The trick is to use a crystal growing s

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries

Dooms day for raw lithium export ban announced

  2022-12-15 in Mining Zimbabwe

The ban on the export of raw lithium is expected to be enshrined into the country's laws this weekend President Mnangagwa has announced.

  Tagged under: Lithium

Plans to produce battery-grade lithium in Zim underway

  2022-12-15 in Mining Zimbabwe

The government's call for lithium mining companies to produce battery-grade lithium is currently underway with Sabi Star Mine owners Max Mind Investment

  Tagged under: Lithium | Zimbabwe

How your phone battery creates striking alien landscapes

  2022-11-12 (or before) in BBC

There's a global hunt for lithium to power our phones and electric vehicles. BBC Future explores the distinctive terrain where the stuff is mined.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries

Electric Vehicles Won’t Save Us

  2022-10-18 in The Nation

A national fleet of battery-powered cars is unlikely to prove sustainable and could have catastrophic consequences globally.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Joe Biden | Cobalt | Electric Cars | Cars

Alsym Energy | Non-Flammable. Non-Toxic. Low-Cost. High Performance.

  2022-08-12 (or before) in Alsym Energy | Non-Flammable. Non-Toxic. Low-Cost. High Performance.

We're working to deliver performance comparable to lithium-ion batteries at a fraction of the cost and risk—something no other tech can do.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries

Powdered sodium battery design promises a 15% leap in energy density

  2022-08-03 in New Atlas

With real uncertainty clouding the world's supply of lithium, alternative battery chemistries will be crucial as we continue our uptake of electric vehicles and mobile devices. One exciting candidate in this space is sodium-ion, and a research team in Russia has developed a novel battery of this…

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Batteries | Russia

‘Insane’ lithium price bump threatens EV fix for climate change | Climate Crisis | Al Jazeera

  2022-07-07 (or before) by in Al Jazeera

The price of the metal used in batteries for electric cars has risen six-fold since the start of the year.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Climate Change | Electric Cars | Cars

Lithium Mining Is Leaving Chile’s Indigenous Communities High and Dry (Literally)

  2022-06-28 (or before) in Natural Resources Defense Council

As the metal fuels the clean tech boom, companies race to mine the Atacama Region. At stake: fragile ecosystems, scarce water resources, and ancient ways of life.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Chile | Water Resources

Exhausted: How We Can Stop Lithium Mining from Depleting Water Resources, Draining Wetlands, and Harming Communities in South America

  2022-06-28 (or before) in Natural Resources Defense Council

Many green technologies, such as electric vehicles and renewable power plants, depend on lithium-ion batteries, which require lithium. Lithium may play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but a climate-friendly future cannot come at the expense of destroying...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Wetlands | South America | Water Resources

Australia’s Lithium Extractivism is costing the earth | by Claire Burgess | Medium

  2022-06-11 (or before) in Medium

This work is dedicated to the frontlines and to non-human kin seeking to thrive against the odds.

  Tagged under: Lithium

How a Battery Metals Squeeze Puts EV Future at Risk

  2022-06-08 (or before) in Bloomberg

The world’s epic shift into electric vehicles needs to overcome a major obstacle: how to meet rocketing demand for batteries, the vital component, while cutting the cost to help the cars go mainstream. Factory lines churning out power packs to fuel a clean energy future are being built faster than strained supply chains can keep up. A global rush to lock in stocks of lithium, nickel, cobalt and other key ingredients from a handful of nations has sent prices hurtling higher. There are major conce

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Cobalt | Electric Cars | Cars

A race for lithium is sparking fears of water shortages in northern Argentina

  2022-01-07 in Climate Home News

The salt flats of Catamarca hold rich resources for a green revolution, but the impact of mining on water sources has nearby communities worried

  Tagged under: Argentina | Lithium | Water Resources

Fusion - Frequently asked questions | IAEA

  2022-01-02 (or before) in

Fusion is among the most environmentally friendly sources of energy. There are no CO2 or other harmful atmospheric emissions from the fusion process, which means that fusion does not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions or global warming. Its two sources of fuel, hydrogen and lithium, are widely available in many parts of the Earth.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Hydrogen | Lithium | Greenhouse Gases | Nuclear Fusion

The Black Forest Holds a Secret to Making Electric Cars Greener

  2021-12-15 (or before) in Bloomberg

A new mining process aims to produce battery-grade lithium in Germany without hurting the environment.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Germany | Electric Cars | Cars | Trees

Rio Tinto’s past casts a shadow over Serbia’s hopes of a lithium revolution

  2021-11-19 in The Guardian

People in the Jadar valley fear environmental catastrophe as Europe presses for self-sufficiency in battery technology

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars

Native opposition to Nevada lithium mine grows

  2021-10-28 in Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Tribes near the proposed mine at Thacker Pass say they weren't adequately consulted.

  Tagged under: Lithium

Indigenous tribes tried to block a car battery mine. But the courts stood in the way

  2021-10-15 in The Guardian

Legal setbacks in efforts to block a new lithium mine in Nevada’s Thacker Pass highlight how federal courts routinely fail to protect sacred lands

  Tagged under: Activism | Lithium | Batteries

The rush to ‘go electric’ comes with a hidden cost: destructive lithium mining | Thea Riofrancos

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

As the world moves towards electric cars and renewable grids, demand for lithium is wreaking havoc in northern Chile, says academic Thea Riofrancos

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Chile | Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity Grid

Scientists have cost-effectively harvested lithium from seawater

  2021-06-04 in Electrek

Researchers have figured out how to extract lithium, an essential part of EV batteries, from seawater in an economical way.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries

Developer Of Aluminum-Ion Battery Claims It Charges 60 Times Faster Than Lithium-Ion, Offering EV Range Breakthrough

  2021-05-14 (or before) by in Forbes

The graphene aluminum-ion battery cells from the Brisbane-based Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) are claimed to charge up to 60 times faster than the best lithium-ion cells and hold more energy.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries

New high-capacity sodium-ion could replace lithium in rechargeable batteries - University of Birmingham

  2021-04-22 (or before) in University of Birmingham - A leading global university

University of Birmingham scientists are paving the way to swap the lithium in lithium-ion batteries with sodium, according to research publi

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries

This super-energy-dense battery could nearly double the range of electric vehicles

  2021-04-14 (or before) in MIT Technology Review

But some observers aren’t convinced that QuantumScape’s lithium-metal batteries will power cars and trucks on the road as soon as the company claims.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars

Thermally modulated lithium iron phosphate batteries for mass-market electric vehicles - Nature Energy

  2021-01-19 (or before) in Nature

Ternary layered oxides dominate the current automobile batteries but suffer from material scarcity and operational safety. Here the authors report that, when operating at around 60 °C, a low-cost lithium iron phosphate-based battery exhibits ultra-safe, fast rechargeable and long-lasting properties.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries

Kirill Klip: The rEVolution Feeding Frenzy and the Shadow Beneath: Lithium-Ion Batteries and the Next Leap Forward.

  2020-12-27 (or before) in Kirill Klip

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries

To Understand the Medical Supply Shortage, It Helps to Know How the U.S. Lost the Lithium Ion Battery to China

  2020-04-21 (or before) by in Pro Publica

The failed U.S. effort to dominate global production of the lithium ion battery — which is key to energy independence, automobile innovation and more — holds lessons for leaders grappling with the U.S.’s reliance on China for emergency medical supplies.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries

Electric cars could charge in 10 minutes with a new kind of battery

  2020-01-06 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity

A new battery could keep your phone charged for five days

  2020-01-06 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | EVs

All Sights on Mexico as it Discovers World's Largest Lithium Deposit

  2019-12-13 in SouthFront: Crisis News, World Events, Political SurveySouth Front | Analysis & Intelligence

The largest lithium deposits in the world were discovered in Mexico, as listed by Mining Technology. The report indicates that...

  Tagged under: Lithium | Mexico

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