Tesla getting nickel supply from Vale’s Canadian mines

Brazilian producer Vale reportedly signed a new long-term agreement in May with Tesla that will send nickel from its mines in Canada to the vehicle maker for EV production. According to a Reuters report, Vale said in a securities filing that it would supply low-carbon Class 1 nickel under its mission to increase its presence in the EV industry, though…

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Advanced process control for ore processing improves throughput, efficiency, and sustainability

Optimizing all the variables related to comminution and separation requires sophisticated control strategies.  By Devin Marshman, Spartan Controls and David Harrach, Emerson Ore processing operations connected with mining sites are a critical but costly step in the larger effort to produce refined metals. Regardless of the final purification process, ore must be prepared to meet refiner composition specifications, create optimal…

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