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cobalt


THE BIG PICTURE: Critical Mineral Concerns

The shift to a clean energy system is set to drive a significant increase in requirements for critical minerals. Under an International Energy Agency (IEA) scenario that meets the Paris…


Energy Transition Facing Potentially Debilitating Critical Mineral Supply Gap

Building new solar PV plants and wind farms, and supporting an expansion of electric vehicles (EVs) and green hydrogen as is planned to meet decarbonization goals, will dramatically expand demand…


Commercialization Boost for Cobalt-Eliminating Battery Technologies Developed at ORNL

Energy Storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed five technologies from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) designed to eliminate cobalt in lithium-ion batteries. The development…


Improved Resin Material Boosts Capture of Cobalt at Nuclear Plants

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has teamed with Purolite Corp. to begin the commercial manufacture of a new resin for removing radioactive elements from the internal water streams of…