‘Delivering net zero will require massive expansion of mining’

New research suggests demand for raw materials and rare earth metals could surge by 500% in order to deliver the low carbon technologies needed to decarbonise

New device developed to prevent battery explosions

It responds to heat, smoke or gas alarms, automatically opening cabinet doors to prevent flammable gases building up and causing explosions

Plan for ‘Europe’s first’ large-scale lithium refinery in the UK backed by £631k grant

The mineral processing firm Green Lithium has secured funding for the new lithium refining hub

Could veg-based 3D printed batteries offer better charging?

Scientists say a new innovation could have around two or three times better charging performance than conventional lithium-ion versions

Northvolt buys Silicon Valley next gen battery tech startup

The firm has developed battery technology based on a liquid electrolyte

Ecotricity seals 10-year agreement to take geothermal power from Cornish plant

The PPA will see a minimum of 3MW of baseload electricity power the equivalent of 10,000 homes every year

Metals made from deep-sea rocks ‘could help slash environmental impact of EV batteries’

A study has found producing battery metals from underwater ‘nodules’ can reduce related carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 75% compared to mining operations on land

Not such a waste! Orange peel could help recycle batteries say boffins

The research of scientists from Nanyang Technological University Singapore aims to address food and e-waste challenges

‘Globally significant’ lithium resources found in Cornwall’s geothermal waters

Cornish Lithium says geothermal waters in the south-west of the UK contain some of the world’s highest grades of lithium

British Lithium Limited awarded £500k of government funding for hard rock lithium extraction

Lithium is a highly reactive metal used in batteries, for which demand has soared as sales of zero emission vehicles increased by nearly 160% in 2020 so far