Tag: mining

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Jan 6, 2023 - 02:25 pm

Zimbabwe bans raw lithium exports

Zimbabwe has banned the export of raw lithium with immediate effect. The land-locked country has the largest lithium reservoir in Africa but finds that foreign companies and smugglers have extracted the valuable ore without paying their dues.

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Oct 13, 2022 - 06:36 pm

Shell forms consortium for mining EVs & microgrids

Shell has announced the formation of a consortium to create electrification solutions for mining sites. Besides Shell, the consortium includes Skeleton Technologies, Microvast, Stäubli, Carnegie Robotics, Heliox, Spirae, Alliance Automation and Worley.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 02:31 pm

Tesla is planning to refine lithium in the US

Tesla is considering building a lithium refinery in Texas as it continues trying to localise and secure the supply of critical components and materials. If the application just filed is successful, construction could begin this year. Yet, that depends.

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Aug 31, 2022 - 03:16 pm

BHP mining truck fleet in Chile to be electric by 2023

Mining group BHP and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar have signed an agreement to electrify BHP’s entire truck fleet at the Escondida copper mine in Chile. The first Caterpillar 798 AC electric dump trucks are to be delivered in the second half of 2023.

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May 9, 2022 - 03:38 pm

Anglo American presents fuel cell heavy-duty mining truck

Mining and resources group Anglo American has unveiled the prototype of what it claims is the world’s largest hydrogen-electric mining vehicle. The nuGen dump truck combines multiple fuel cells with a 1.2 MWh battery pack for a total output of 2 MW and can carry a payload of 290 tons.

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Mar 30, 2022 - 03:30 pm

Scania sends electric trucks to LKAB mine in Sweden

An electric Scania Heavy Tipper will operate in the LKAB mine in Malmberget, in northern Sweden, alongside an electric crane truck specially adapted for these mining operations. This is also to be used as a test for the BEVs in the “demanding underground mine environment”.

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Aug 31, 2021 - 03:38 pm

Ampcontrol & PPK develop electric underground mining vehicles

A new collaboration between the two Australian manufacturing and technology companies Ampcontrol and PPK Mining Equipment is set to deliver a range of new battery-electric vehicle solutions for underground mining applications. The two will install Ampcontrol’s electric drive systems into PPK personnel carriers.

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Aug 25, 2021 - 03:30 pm

AUS: Tritium redesigns DC charger for mining operations

Australia’s high power charging specialist Tritium has teamed up with Miller Technologies to deliver a charging solution for mining operations. Miller just launched the Relay EV ready to operate underground and now runs the first project at Tesla supplier BHP in Queensland.

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Sep 12, 2020 - 04:11 pm

Tesla could buy nickel from Canada’s Giga Metal

“Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way,” CEO Elon Musk said in July. Now, it looks as if they may have found such a source, Reuters reports.

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Jun 11, 2018 - 04:27 pm

Electric vehicle for mining by Danfoss and Paus

The Finnish arm of Danish Danfoss has joined Paus Maschinenfabrik from Germany in their drive to electrify mine vehicles. The first fruit of their cooperation is the MinCa 5.1 that has gone serial and is available as either hybrid or all-electric vehicle.

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May 31, 2018 - 03:40 pm

Panasonic to cut all cobalt from EV batteries

Tesla’s Gigafactory partner Panasonic says it is developing cobalt-free batteries to become independent of the rare and expensive material in the near future. Meanwhile, Tesla released their ‘Conflict Minerals Report’ and also aims for further reductions in cobalt use.

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May 17, 2018 - 04:00 pm

Tesla to get Lithium from Kidman Resources

Australia is growing its lithium mining and Tesla is intent on exploiting that fact. Their latest contract with Kidman Resources will see them supply Tesla with battery material lithium hydroxide for their electric cars for 3 years initially.

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Mar 19, 2018 - 03:35 pm

Electric mining truck with battery swap system

U.S. American Artisan Vehicles has discovered the utility vehicle market and developed a 40-ton electric truck. Its use case is specific as the Z40 is an underground haul truck used by mining companies all over the world.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/01/20/basf-eramet-close-to-2-6-bn-deal-to-process-nickel-in-indonesia/
20.01.2023 14:41