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Coverage of lithium since October 5, 2023.

Oil and gas well drillers want federal funding to help industry decarbonize Globalnews.ca

"...The drilling sector's emissions reduction efforts have not been as high-profile as those of the oilsands industry, which is proposing a $16. 5-billion carbon capture and storage project in northern Alberta that it says will help it reach net-zero emissions from production by 2050. But Scholz said there are many things oil and gas drillers can do to lower their carbon footprint, from rig electrification to hydrogen fuel blending to investing in battery energy storage systems for oil well drilling sites..."

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Used EV batteries power up California solar farm

"...Electric vehicle batteries are typically replaced when they reach 70 to 80 percent of their capacity, largely because the range they provide at that point begins to dwindle. Almost all of the critical materials inside them, including lithium, nickel, and cobalt, are reusable. A growing domestic recycling industry, supported by billions of dollars in loans from the Energy Department and incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, is being built to prepare for what will one day be tens of millions of retired EV battery packs..."

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Maple Ridge, B.C. to be home of new $1.05-billion lithium-ion battery plant Globalnews.ca

"...The federal government is putting up $204. 5 million through the Net Zero Accelerator Initiative, which is aimed at supporting companies that can help Canada reach its greenhouse gas emission targets. The plant will anchor E-One Moli's North American operations and create a B..."

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CP NewsAlert: Trudeau, Eby announce $1 billion battery plant in Maple Ridge, B.C.

"...MAPLE RIDGE, B. C. — A lithium-ion battery cell production plant costing more than $1 billion will be built in Maple Ridge, B..."

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Beneath the surface: Navigating challenges in junior mining endeavours

"...Manning Elliott partner Artem Valeev works predominantly with B. C. -based, junior mining companies that are searching for gold, silver and lithium, among other commodities..."

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Latin America

"...Beyond tackling CO2 emissions, major producers in the region can reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations by nearly 80 per cent at low cost, and around 40 per cent with no net costs, supporting the Global Methane Pledge that most countries have signed. Based on announced pledges, emissions from land use and agriculture, which account for half of economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions in the region today, are cut by the end of the decade and reach net zero. About 85 per cent of forests in the region are in countries that are part of the Glasgow Pledge, which aims to stop deforestation by 2030..."

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South Korea's Posco Holdings considering investment in Alberta lithium Globalnews.ca

"...The company– which is best known for steel production but also invests in minerals, energy and more– signed a memorandum of understanding this week with provincial Crown corporation Invest Alberta. Under the terms of the agreement, Posco will begin exploring prospects for lithium investment in Alberta, while the province will support the Korean company's ambitions by helping them navigate the acquisition of mining rights as well as regulatory and tax-structure requirements. “Through our strategic collaboration with Invest Alberta, Posco Holdings is not only advancing our commitment to securing lithium but also reinforcing our standing in the global secondary battery supply chain,” said Kyung Sub Lee, Posco Holdings executive vice-president, in a news release..."

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Is There a Sustainable Solution to the Lithium-Battery Shortage?

"...Wilkinson says EV makers should consider other types of batteries. Hydrogen fuel cells, for example, have a higher energy-to-weight ratio, which gives them a greater range, but they are expensive to produce. “Heavy-duty trucks could use hydrogen fuel cells, and that would free up lithium batteries to be primarily used for passenger vehicles,” he says..."

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E-scooter battery explosion, fire prompts evacuation of Bowness Road businesses

"...Calgary Fire Department officials issued a warning Monday afternoon after a lithium-ion electric scooter battery exploded at a business in Bowness..."

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NB company joins lithium search in Ontario

"...Image of Ears Fall Lithium Project located in northwestern Ontario to be acquired by Slam Exploration Ltd. Supplied photo..."

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A look at some reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on feds' environmental review law Globalnews.ca

"...Five out of seven judges found most of the law unconstitutional, because it seeks to regulate activities within provincial jurisdiction. Here is some of the reaction to the decision:“The Government of Canada developed the Impact Assessment Act to create a better set of rules that respect the environment, Indigenous rights and ensure projects get assessed in a timely way. We remain committed to these principles..."

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"...natural gas, lithium processing and water treating facilities as well as the design of numerous industrial buildings..."

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"...Our innovative technologies are installed globally, treating industrial water for products you use every day, while also helping to propel the electric vehicle..."

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"...Through our proprietary and sustainable Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) technology, Summit Nanotech is conserving natural resources and optimizing operations..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention lithium.

MN 73. Green Technology Metals - Building the Pre-Eminent Lithium Business in Ontario Canada

Duration: 24:42

"...Green Technology Metals is a North American focused lithium explorer and developer with a goal to become a pre-eminent vertically integrated lithium company..."

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MN 63. Frontier Lithium - The Next Frontier of Electric & Lithium from Canada

Duration: 26:02

"...Frontier Lithium is a pre-production business that is targeting to become a manufacturer of battery-quality lithium salts to support electric vehicle and battery supply chains in North America..."

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BE 37. E3 Lithium - Unlocking a New Source of Canadian Lithium & Sustainable Energy

Duration: 33:30

"...E3 Lithium's CEO Chris Doornbos discusses unlocking a new source of Canadian lithium for a sustainable energy future..."

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Daniel Oberhaus: Our Super-Charged Future (re-broadcast)

Duration: 29:00

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about lithium.

How you should recycle your vape

"...Vapes usually end up to regular household trash – and that is dangerous! FDA says e-cigarettes belong to hazardous waste facilities and the batteries into electric recycling..."

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Why This Accidental Battery Breakthrough Matters

"...Lithium sulfur batteries may be the holy grail of energy storage..."

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Lithium Recycling FINALLY goes global!

"...Lithium recycling wasn't considered important ten years ago when fewer than 60,000 electric vehicles were sold worldwide..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about lithium relevant to the latest news.

Study the Implementation of Hybrid PV/Wind System in Hot Region, Low Wind Speed; Challenges, Obstacles, and Prospects; Case of

"...This work is conducted to analyze the economic feasibility and profitability of a hybrid energy system (consisting of PV panels, wind turbines, hydrogen fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, and converter) to provide clean electrical power and store the excess electricity for later uses..."

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Transition Metal Oxide-Based Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Storage

"...Due to distinctive configurations of d electron, the synergistic effect of multi-metal atoms, low cost, and outstanding electrochemical stability nature of TMO-based nanomaterials, the energy storage mechanism of electrochemical supercapacitors, batteries, and fuel cells can be enhanced significantly..."

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RUL prediction for lithium-ion batteries based on variational mode decomposition and hybrid network model

"...Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in the field of electric vehicles and energy storage due to their superior performance..."

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Advancement of electrically rechargeable multivalent metal-air batteries for future mobility

"...The demand for newer, lighter, and smaller batteries with longer lifespans, higher energy densities, and generally improved overall battery performance has gone up along with the need for electric vehicles..."

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Multi-objective Optimization Energy Management Strategy for Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles During Vehicle Following

"...With the advancements in automotive automation and network connectivity technologies, achieving optimal co-optimization of driving safety, driving comfort, fuel economy and energy sources durability remains a great challenge for fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles (FCHEV)..."

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Development of a Rock-Salt Structure for High Energy Density Lithium-Ion Batteries

"...The lithium-ion battery has been extensively used as one of the most powerful energy storage devices, and its market is increasing by 10% annually..."

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China and Lithium Geopolitics in a Changing Global Market

"...However, the market for lithium, which is essential to renewable energy storage through being a key component of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, does not entirely fit theoretical conceptions of the renewable energy market?s dynamics..."

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"...As a direct effect, the demand for Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) has risen significantly..."

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Theoretical Comparison and Machine Learning Based Predictions on Li-Ion Battery?s Health Using NASA-Battery Dataset

"...Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are rechargeable batteries used for a variety of electronic devices, which range from electric vehicles, smartphones, and even satellites..."

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State of Charge Estimation of Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Multi-Modal Information Interaction and Fusion

"...The assessment of the charge status of lithium-ion batteries holds significant importance in the functioning of electric vehicles, particularly when it comes to real-time monitoring and ensuring safety control..."

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A Review on Fast Charging/Discharging Effect in Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

"...Electric vehicles (EVs) fast charging and discharging of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become a significant concern..."

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Functional materials for modifying interfaces between solid electrolytes and lithium electrodes of all-solid-state lithium meta

"...All-solid-state lithium metal batteries have attracted considerable attention as the next-generation energy storage devices with high energy density and safety..."

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