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An environmentally friendly method to recover materials from lithium-ion batteries

An environmentally friendly method to recover materials from lithium-ion batteries

Rice University researchers literally have a solution to deal with the glut of used lithium-ion batteries left behind by the ever-increasing demand for electric vehicles, cellphones and other electron...
02 April 2019 Read more
Scientists find new way to power electric cars using cobalt

Scientists find new way to power electric cars using cobalt

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (USA) have developed a new method to produce hydrogen and to use it to power electric vehicles. This new technique uses only water, carbon dioxide...
25 March 2019 Read more
Metal-organic frameworks composed of cobalt ions to tackle climate change

Metal-organic frameworks composed of cobalt ions to tackle climate change

A WSU research team is working on solutions to climate change. A new process could capture and separate carbon dioxide from gases emitted from industrial processes. The main reason they are researchin...
12 March 2019 Read more
Billionaires are on the hunt for new underground cobalt

Billionaires are on the hunt for new underground cobalt

A coalition of billionaires led by Bill Gates has thrown its financial weight behind a startup hoping to build a “Google Maps for the earth’s crust” to hunt for new sources of cobalt. The startu...
06 March 2019 Read more
CI appoints Simon Cook as VP of Global Regulations

CI appoints Simon Cook as VP of Global Regulations

The Cobalt Institute (CI) is delighted to welcome Dr Simon Cook as the new Vice President of Global Regulations. He will be responsible for the global regulatory and science functions of the Institute...
15 January 2019 Read more
New cobalt supply central to growing electric vehicle market

New cobalt supply central to growing electric vehicle market

Cobalt is a technology and energy metal with unique physical and chemical properties making it ideal for use in a wide range of metallic and chemical applications. Historically, consumption was domina...
10 January 2019 Read more
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