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BMW Group inks deal to secure ‘ethically’ sourced cobalt supply from Morocco

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 09:54 -- Paul Crompton

Vehicle OEM BMW Group has signed a €100 million supply deal to secure a ethically sourced cobalt supply from Morocco as the company extends its electric vehicle fleet.

The supply contract will see BMW firm source around a fifth of its cobalt needs for its electric drive trains from Moroccan mining company Managem Group. 

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Azelio inaugurates thermal energy storage project in Morocco

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 11:38 -- Paul Crompton

The launch of Swedish firm Azelio’s thermal energy storage system in Morocco was marked with an inauguration ceremony on 5 March.

The installation at the firm’s Noor Ouarzazate solar complex follows a joint technical and business development agreement between Azelio and the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN). 

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Lithium-ion battery anode pioneer recognised after missing out on Nobel prize

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 15:47 -- Paul Crompton

He may have been overlooked for a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, but the man whose technology rests in more than 95% of all lithium-ion batteries has been recognised for his work in bringing the chemistry to a global market.

Morocco’s Professor Rachid Yazami was given the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Distinguishment for his work in inventing a graphite anode for lithium-ion batteries.

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