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

How Massachusetts can lead the electrification revolution

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

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

Phoenix Tailings receives US DoE funding for ‘carbon-negative’ tech development

Phoenix Tailings, a US-based critical materials extraction and refining startup, is to receive $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to extract nickel and magnesium from mining waste using what it says is “carbon negative technology”. These metals are crucial to the production of the batteries that fuel cars, computers and phones using a … Read more

Phoenix Tailings Receives $1.2 million in Federal Funding for Technology to Grow Domestic Critical Minerals Supply Chain

Funding Part of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Program Seeking to Develop Sustainable Supply of Minerals Woburn, MA – Phoenix Tailings, a Massachusetts-based critical materials extraction and  refining startup, today announced it will receive $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to extract nickel and magnesium from mining waste using carbon negative technology. These … Read more

Phoenix Tailings Receives the Startup Manufacturing Impact Award at Massachusetts Celebration of Manufacturing Event  

Woburn, MA – Phoenix Tailings, a Woburn- and Somerville-based startup, was honored last night with a Startup Manufacturing Impact Award at the 2022 Massachusetts Celebration of Manufacturing, held by FORGE in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center & Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  The event brought together forward-thinking manufacturing organizations in Massachusetts to highlight their … Read more

Phoenix Tailings Chief Operating Officer Michelle Chao Joins the Rare Earth Industry Association’s Board of Directors

Woburn, MA – Michelle Chao, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Phoenix Tailings, has been appointed to the Rare Earth Industry Association’s (REIA) Board of Directors during its annual meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. REIA represents the global rare earth metals industry, with the goal of educating the world about the increasing value of these elements.  … Read more

Myers: Congress must help US break free from China’s rare-earth grip

Right now, the United States is completely dependent on China for rare-earth metals. These critical materials are a vital component of almost everything manufactured today, from smartphones and electric vehicles to satellites and fighter planes. Almost every aspect of modern manufacturing uses at least one of these 17 elements — and America’s biggest geopolitical rival … Read more