FridayOct 22, 2021 1:30 pm

Sodium-Ion Battery Systems Could Free Up Lithium for EVs

Since 2013, we’ve seen a significant growth in the use of li-ion batteries in the stationary storage market, and lithium-based technologies make up more than one-half of all installations annually. The main factors that have allowed the metal to dominate the storage market include its flexible performance, wide availability and low cost. Other technologies that have tried to compete with the metal have found it hard to match these factors. This comes at a time when the search for alternatives in the electric vehicle (“EV”) world is at its highest and driven by similar motivations, including fewer and safer constrained…

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FridayOct 22, 2021 12:51 pm

Excellon Resources Inc. (NYSE American: EXN) (TSX: EXN) (FSE: E4X2) Set to Partake in the Predicted Commodity Supercycle

An estimated $173 trillion in energy supply and infrastructure investment is needed over the next 3 decades to facilitate the transition towards electric vehicles and renewable energy sources  The energy transition is set to drive the next commodity supercycle; however, commodity supply growth has thus far been slow to catch up to rampant demand Only a single, dedicated silver mine commenced production in 2019, the last uninterrupted production year prior to the onset of the pandemic Through its diversified resource base and robust production profile, Excellon Resources has positioned itself well within the metal markets The ongoing, era-defining shift from…

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ThursdayOct 21, 2021 11:46 am

StraightUp Resources Inc. (CSE: ST) Gold Exploration Expansion Rides Wave of Inflationary Concerns

Market analysts and investors are preparing for inflation to reach high levels as a result of COVID-19 pressures, although key financial policy managers expect inflation pressures to be temporary Analysts are also observing the 50th anniversary of the end of the gold standard in the United States with reports that offer mixed views on gold’s ability to hedge against inflation in the short term, but its proven success for long-term prospects Amid the uncertainty in preparing for the coming years’ economic trends, mineral property acquisition company StraightUp Resources is building asset classes such as gold in high-value regions  The company…

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ThursdayOct 21, 2021 11:45 am

Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation Targeting Illicit Mining, Trading of Precious Metals

Last week, Senators Marco Rubio, Thom Tillis and Ted Cruz introduced a bill to suspend illegal mining and trafficking of gold and other precious metals, which are often used to finance rogue regimes and terrorist groups. This legislation empowers the United States to take action against entities that are complicit in not only extracting these resources but also selling them illegally. Cruz, who is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, first introduced this legislation in 2019, but it did not advance. Last month, the senator joined a bipartisan measure that draws attention to the increase in the illegal…

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WednesdayOct 20, 2021 3:15 pm

10 EU Countries Push for Inclusion of Nuclear Energy in Taxonomy

Earlier this week, ministers from various countries throughout Eastern Europe published a joint article highlighting the need to decarbonize their economies through the use of nuclear energy. The article stated that decarbonizing the economy required swift or prompt transformations in energy consumption and production patterns in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which would require the development of low-carbon industries and the electrification of consumption. The ministers from the countries of Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Hungary, France, Finland, Czech Republic, Croatia and Bulgaria stated that nuclear energy must be part of the solution to decrease CO2 emissions as other sources…

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TuesdayOct 19, 2021 1:36 pm

Excellon Resources Inc. (NYSE American: EXN) (TSX: EXN) (FSE: E4X2) Takes Part in Reviving Saxony’s Rich Mining History

Saxony’s Freiberg has a rich & storied mining history, dating back to 1168 AD, as depicted by a recent video from the Society of Economic Geologists (“SEG”) Student Chapter from the Freiberg University of Mining & Technology  The region quickly became synonymous with mineral breakthroughs, including the discovery of novel chemical elements such as Germanium and Indium Excellon Resources has sought to revive the region’s rich mining traditions, acquiring interests in 34,150 hectares within the historically significant Silver City mineral field in Saxony, Germany Silver mining has long been synonymous with Germany’s Saxony region. The first silver ore in the…

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TuesdayOct 19, 2021 12:45 pm

Resilience Project in Atlanta to Provide Energy Equity as an Energy Storage Model

West Atlanta has the world’s largest and oldest association of historically Black universities and colleges, including Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College and Morehouse College. According to the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, low-income residents in Atlanta pay more than four times more for power than the residents in the North, with the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy also revealing that nearly 35% of Hispanic and Black households in the city also experience a high energy burden. To combat this energy inequity, Morehouse College plans to build a resilience center on campus grounds that will operate on…

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MondayOct 18, 2021 2:15 pm

Study Finds Asteroids Close to Earth May Contain Precious Metals

Data released by researchers show that one of the two metallic asteroids floating in Earth’s vicinity could contain precious minerals worth more than $11 trillion. The researchers expect that the asteroid may have more cobalt, nickel and iron than the global metal reserves combined. These metal-rich asteroids have been dubbed 2016 ED85 and 1986 DA. The findings from the study’s analysis were reported in the “Planetary Science” journal, with researchers noting that the two asteroids are potential targets for asteroid mining in the future. The popularity of space mining has increased in the scientific community as experts believe it could…

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FridayOct 15, 2021 12:00 pm

World Nuclear Association Requests Representation at 2021 UN Climate Change Conference  

This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference is slated for Oct. 31–Nov. 12, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. Sama Bilbao y León, director general of the World Nuclear Association wrote a letter to the UN Climate Change Conference president highlighting the association’s concerns about the rejection of applications on nuclear energy for the Green Zone. The director urged Climate Change Conference President Alok Sharma to ensure that nuclear energy was well represented alongside other sources of energy that produce low levels of carbon, in addition to treating the energy fairly. Bilbao y León noted that doing so would be in line…

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FridayOct 15, 2021 9:00 am

StraightUp Resources Inc. (CSE: ST) Moving Toward Goal Of Becoming One Of The Biggest Mineral Exploration Companies in North America with New Acquisitions

The mining sector has suffered some setbacks, including low demand for products, fluctuating commodity prices, and a push for green initiatives Most companies have tried to cope with this by raising their total production value StraightUp, however, is making strategic acquisitions within the North American market, optimistic that strategic investments will best grow shareholder value and bring the company closer to becoming one of North America’s largest mineral exploration companies  Over the past few years, mining has suffered some setbacks, ranging from fluctuating commodity prices to the push for green initiatives. Government ascendancies have also rendered specific sectors within the…

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