Is the energy transition going to use up all the metal? Elon says no.

From his recent Tesla day talk you can see that the USGS known resources (as of today) for nickel and lithium almost get to 30% used up. I mean, almost 30%! Then we’ve given the world a clean energy system, … Continue reading

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Throw some perovskites in the blast furnace for green steel?

This is mind blowing – as if it works as advertised – it could mean mostly green steel arrives years earlier than the hydrogen method. That is, a large CO2 reduction decades earlier is better than none. Indeed – if … Continue reading

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It’s groundhog day again, again.

Nothing new. Stasse’s pushing this. Apparently it’s truer-er if you shout it emotionally. In French. But it’s the same arguments – even if it’s short and passionate and eloquent. And French. (After a few subtitled French philosophy documentaries many years … Continue reading

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Aluminium production kidy starting to go green

Hi all, this piece from PV Magazine is interesting. Aluminium giant to deploy 4 MW renewably-powered technology in WA plant.US aluminium giant Alcoa will go ahead with trialling a steam recycling technology aimed at reducing emissions at its West Australian … Continue reading

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Mike quotes Mark Mills: it’s Michaux 2.0

OK – Mike Stasse has found another Michaux. At first this new contender – Mark Mills – had a smooth manner and calm assertions. But within a few minutes I was already concerned. Then I did further research and the … Continue reading

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