How Massachusetts can lead the electrification revolution

The state should offer tax incentives or subsidized research and development spaces to encourage landlords to invest in clean renewable energy installations and offer flexible manufacturing space instead of converting facilities to biotech labs that rent at the highest price. By Michelle ChaoUpdated November 8, 2022, 3:00 a.m.   The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm was … Read more

Phoenix Tailings wants to extract cobalt and nickel without using mines

The young start-up Phoenix Tailings offers a metal extraction offer for the industry using only “waste” mining. At the beginning of the last century, several hundred thousand people worked in the mines. This painful and dangerous task gradually left Europe for other countries. Since coal was no longer so prized, the metals sought can now … Read more

There are 280 billion tons of mining waste. This startup is putting it to good use

Digging up and extracting the minerals needed to make electric car batteries or wind turbines comes at an environmental cost, using huge amounts of energy and dangerous chemicals and creating toxic pollution. But one Boston-area startup is getting some key materials in a different way: Instead of mining them from the ground, it uses new … Read more

DOE Awards $39M for Technology to Grow the Domestic Critical Minerals Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $39 million in funding for 16 projects across 12 states to develop market-ready technologies that will increase domestic supplies of critical elements required for the clean energy transition. The selected projects, led by universities, national laboratories, and the private sector aim to develop commercially scalable technologies that will … Read more