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Water changes how cobalt-based molecule turns carbon dioxide into chemical feedstock

Water changes how cobalt-based molecule turns carbon dioxide into chemical feedstock

A research team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA) devised a cobalt-based catalyst system that works in water. The catalyst is the best when it comes to driving the reaction in water witho...
07 June 2018 Read more
BMW mining deals shelved until EVs can be mass-produced

BMW mining deals shelved until EVs can be mass-produced

Luxury vehicle maker BMW won’t be signing any supply contracts for lithium and cobalt at least until 2020, when mass-producing electric vehicles (EVs) proves to be profitable... Read More...
23 March 2018 Read more
Cobalt, the technology-enabling material

Cobalt, the technology-enabling material

The metal itself seems to have only been isolated in 1735 by G. Brandt, a Swedish scientist, and its metallic uses stem from Elwood Haynes’ studies and patents in the early 1900s. The Co-Cr (Cobalt-...
20 March 2018 Read more
UCSD professor devises way to recycle lithium-ion batteries

UCSD professor devises way to recycle lithium-ion batteries

The cathodes in the lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric vehicles, or EVs, are made of metal oxides that contain cobalt, a metal found in finite supplies and concentrated in one of the glo...
19 March 2018 Read more
Sweden intensifies hunt for cobalt as the demand for electrical vehicles increases

Sweden intensifies hunt for cobalt as the demand for electrical vehicles increases

Sweden will intensify efforts to find minerals such as cobalt and lithium, key battery components that are increasingly in demand among makers of electric vehicles. Read More...
19 February 2018 Read more
Cobalt cannot be eradicated from electric car batteries

Cobalt cannot be eradicated from electric car batteries

Makers of electric vehicle batteries will have to keep using scarce, expensive cobalt in their products for the foreseeable future despite a push towards higher nickel compositions, materials technolo...
19 February 2018 Read more
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