BMW Group and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) have a contract for the first aluminum produced using solar power. Per the deal, the Middle East’s largest aluminum maker will supply 43,000 metric tons per year of solar aluminum to the German automaker in a deal worth approximately $121 million.
The intelligence-sharing alliance known as Five Eyes should forge ties with Greenland to boost supplies of critical minerals and cut dependence on China, according to a report from the Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI). Five Eyes includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand the United Kingdom and the United States.
On Wednesday, March 24 at 4:28 a.m. (EDT), SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was the sixth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 first-stage booster.
General Motors announced a $100 million investment in two of its manufacturing facilities: $93 million at the Romulus, Mich., propulsion plant and $7 million at the Bedford, Ind., casting operations. The Romulus investment will add machining capability, while the Bedford investment will increase the plant’s die-casting capabilities.
According to National Defense, the United States Air Force is making technology investments to prepare for current and future energy challenges. To be more specific, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is investing in four efforts: advanced engine concepts, weight and power reduction, advanced or alternative fuels, and batteries.
According to its 2020 sustainability report, aluminum producer Constellium increased the amount of production scrap it recycled last year. Approximately 40% of the feedstock consumed by the Paris-based company was scrap material.
President Joe Biden's commerce secretary said that former President Donald Trump’s tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum have been "effective," which is an indication that the Biden administration may leave well-enough alone.
Similar to the dimpled circles on a fountain drink lid, a Purdue team has demonstrated that a patterned sheet of domes will form an energy-storing skin. With it, they were able to perform mechanical tasks and even store and process data like a mechanical computer.
BorgWarner Inc. has secured a contract to supply its part-time transfer cases to Nissan for its Navara pickup and Paladin SUV models. The transfer case allows the driver to shift between two-wheel and all-wheel drive modes in 0.7 seconds or less.