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Cross-industry project to improve cobalt mining for EV batteries

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BMW, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics jointly explore ways to improve working conditions at cobalt mines in Congo-Kinshasa The new partnership, together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), have signed a contract to improve artisanal mining working conditions, as well as living conditions for surrounding communities. The …

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New research eyes cheaper li-ion batteries with double capacity

Gerd Ceder - Battery Research - Materials Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab.

University of California, Berkeley researchers design new energy-dense li-ion cathodes, without the need for cobalt Although lithium is often considered the key element in battery manufacturing, many other components depend on equally important rare earth supplies. With nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) lithium-ion being amongst the most common, each of these materials is …

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