US President recently decided to invoke a Cold War-era defense law to encourage domestic production of minerals needed to make batteries for electric cars.
This order, issued under the Defense Production Act (DPA), is expected to help miners secure government funding for feasibility studies for new projects to refine lithium, nickel, and other metals for electric vehicles, or to increase productivity at existing facilities.
The funds will not be used to dig new mines or buy minerals for government stocks, and the DPA does not allow the mining industry to evade regulatory or licensing standards. It is unclear how much money could be allocated.
Talon Metals Corp said this decision signaled the US would support responsible domestic mining, processing, and recycling of battery materials, and see it as a matter of national importance. The company has a supply agreement with Tesla to supply materials from a Minnesota nickel mine they are developing.
This move could cause volatility in the prices of metals and other commodities like the Cellular Concrete Foaming Agents.
Introduction to Cellular Concrete:
Cellular concrete or cellular lightweight concrete (clc) consists of cement, water, and preformed foam. Foam allows a relatively high proportion of stable air voids to mix into the mixture, and thus a cellular or porous solid can be produced after curing of the mixture. The air content in cellular concrete is between 10% and 70%. When cellular concrete hardens, it can reach an oven-dry density of 50 lb/ft3 (8 t/m3).
Production Process of Cellular Concrete:
The production process is divided into two steps. In the first stage, a foam generator is used to make microscopic stable foam: solution of the foaming agent is fed into the foam generator to generate a dense foam. In the second stage, the foam is mixed with a cement slurry. Normally, the dry density of such mixture is between 250 and 1600 kilograms per cubic meter. When the cellular lightweight concrete is used for insulation or filling purposes, the density is between 400 and 800 kilograms per cubic meter.
Applications of Cellular Concrete:
Flat top heat shield;
Fire prevention of wood flooring and steel structure works;
Fabrication of light beams, blocks and panels;
Fill old underground pipes, abandoned tunnels, sewers, cisterns, shelters and basements, repair ditches;
The properties of the cellular concrete, like the thermal resistance and sorptivity coefficient, are strongly influenced by the type of foaming agent used. Currently, there are two types of foaming agents available, protein based foaming agents and synthetic foaming agent.
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As the duration of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine grows, its impact on commodities is widening amid the tug-of-war. Recently, European and American sanctions against Russia have been issued one after another. In response, Russia has taken advantage of its role as an important supplier of many energy and commodities, requiring exports of commodities, including energy, grain, metal, and wood, to "unfriendly" countries to be settled in robles. Therefore, it is expected that the price of the Cellular Concrete Foaming Agents will continue to increase.
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