Archive for the ‘Lithium’ Category:

2023-11-11 You Don’t Need To Replace EV Battery In 10 Years

Sam the Electric Viking dispells some myths that EV batteries don’t last long. There are so many lies spread by the big oil and fossil fuels industries. The EVs can last for twice as many miles as gas guzzlers. And the EVs can save 1000 to 2000 dollars or more a year in fuel costs.

2023-11-05 Why We Can’t Live Without Lithium

DW Planet A ELEMENTAL video 11.5 mins on YouTube

2023-10-24 Factorial Solid State Battery Plant Opens In Massachusetts

They will be assembling up to 200 MWh of batteries and will be scaling up for mass production. Factorial Energy opens solid-state battery plant, the largest assembly line of its kind in US

2023-10-23 Long Duration Battery Energy Storage System – Tumbleweed Project

Almost every BESS – battery energy storage system – that I read about has a maximum storage of 4 hours. This Tumbleweed Project is a BESS but has 8 hours. I don’t see why the other BESSes are not capable of running at lower power for more than 8 hours. I have this suspicion that

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2023-09-14 Black Mass Matters! The New Black Gold

The black mass is the concentrated lithium and other metals left when lithium EV batteries are recycled into their parts. This black mass is then processed along with other raw materials to make new batteries. There are these Chicken Littles who say that EV batteries are too expensive, then contradict themselves by saying the EV

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2023-08-21 Australian Mines Demand Increasing, Lithium, Copper

Australian needs to stop exporting coal and fossil fuels and start ramping up their mines to meet the demands for lithium, copper, manganese, etc. Australian Mining — Can It Power All The New EVs?

2023-08-19 Electric Vehicle Batteries – What Happens To Them

Electric car batteries and all other lithium batteries are processed into ‘black mass’ at this Li-Cycle facility in Gilbert AZ. 95% of the batteries is recycled into inert, mostly plastic waste, copper and other heavy metals, and black mass where the lithium, cobalt and other valuable minerals are. The process starts with shredding the batteries

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2023-07-24 Tesla Cybertruck Estimated Range, Battery Packs, etc.

InsideEVs gives some preliminary estimates of the battery capacities, ranges and other figures for the Cybertruck. These estimates are not official.

2023-06-24 Tesla Cyber Rodeo, 9000 Ton Gigapress, Etc.

This is a short tour of the gigafactory Texas during the Cyber Rodeo public event, 15 thousand visitors. Shows robotic arms on the assembly lines. QR codes in a stripe on the floor to guide the autonomous transporters. A few seconds of Arc Attack’s presentation. Very up close shots of the 9000 long tonne Gigapress.

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2023-06-18 DLE – Direct Lithium Extraction

A Reuters article about a different way of extracting lithium.

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