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Lithium Australia gains patent protection for SiLeach Lithium Australia has been granted patent protection in the United States and Australia for its SiLeach process which unlocks the value in lithium-bearing clays and micas. The process can produce lithium hydroxide, lithium carbonate and lithium phosphate which is used to produce lithium-ion batteries. The process is also…

Horizon Power and Ampcontrol launch Boundary Power

Power and control systems manufacturer Ampcontrol and Western Australian utility Horizon Power have joined forces to market standalone power systems for remote communities and mining sites. The companies, who have installed 17 systems in WA, will market a range of SPS systems including Ampcontrol’s renewably-powered and relocatable SPS Gen 2 Solar Cube (pictured) revealed by…

Quickstep and Vaulta to develop new electric technologies

Advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep and battery casing technology company Vaulta are to collaborate to develop new electric technologies. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop new products and capabilities for renewables and electric-powered land and air vehicles. Vaulta is developing battery casings that promise reduced cost, complexity weight and space usage…