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Boron – A Critical Mineral

Boron – A Critical Mineral

It is time Boron was recognized as a critcial mineral. Boron-based atomic clusters mimic rare earth metals, and in many cases, they are more abundant than rare-earth metals. Boron is the third most common element in the Earth’s crust (after oxygen and silicon), which means it can be found practically everywhere, even if it is difficult to extract and mine for commercial purposes.

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Boron Nitride

Boron Nitride

Boron nitride nanotubes are a relatively new technology with the potential to revolutionize many industries. Boron nitride is a ceramic material that can be used in high-temperature applications. Boron nitride is often used for insulation in the aerospace industry thanks to its ability to withstand extreme temperatures while still being lightweight.

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Origins of Boron

Origins of Boron

Origins of Boron. Boron exists naturally in very small amounts on Earth. It is found mainly in the earth’s crust in boric acid (HBO(OH)), but can also exist in compounds with various elements including fluorine, oxygen, and sodium. Boron makes up about 2.4% of the total of the crust.

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Boron Health Benefits

Boron Health Benefits

Boron is an essential mineral for human health and in many cases, it cannot be obtained through diet alone. It has been found that boron deficiency can lead to bone diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis or joint pain. Boron deficiency also leads to reduced ability of the body to absorb calcium which may lead to brittle nails, teeth or bones. For those who are faced with these conditions and need relief, there are a number of different ways to get treated with the help of Boron medically.

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Boron Nitride Nanotubes

Boron Nitride Nanotubes

Boron nitride nanotubes are a new material that has been studied for use in strengthening lightweight materials, such as plastics and polymers. It is also being researched for use in electronics, aerospace engineering, and medicine. The Boron Nitride Nanotubes market has grown steadily over the past few years.

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Lithium Borate Project Ioneer

Lithium Borate Project Ioneer

A collaboration between Ioneer and Sibanye Stillwater has recently been announced toa Lithium-boron mining project. Ioneer chose this established mining company as a partner for this joint venture. A feasibility study provided definitive results in 2020, validating the project as a world-class resource.

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Nissan EV Battery

Nissan EV Battery

Nissan is currently the only automaker with a complete lineup of electric vehicles, including full-electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and zero-emission light commercial vehicles. The company’s goal is to be an industry leader in advanced energy and zero-emission mobility by 2030. As a leader in developing new battery technologies to improve efficiency and power for their lineup of vehicles, use of rare earth metals and near rare earth metals such as boron and lithium is at the heart of the battery power program. But batteries have a limited lifespan. Once it comes to recycling, there is too much waste. Nissan is tackling this problem with Waseda University to produce breakthrough innovations in Electric Vehicles technology.

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What are Borates

What are Borates

Borates are minerals that naturally occur and contain boron, the fifth of the Periodic Table’s elements. Water, soil, and rock all contain trace amounts. They are vital for the growth of plants. Borates play a vital role in the manufacture of everything from ceramics to insecticides. You can find them naturally in the environment and they even occur naturally in our bodies.

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ABR Announces Exciting NASDAQ Listing

ABR Announces Exciting NASDAQ Listing

ABR, the Californian, US-based Boron mining company has announced its intention to list on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 2022 with a name change to 5E Advanced Materials, Inc. The NASDAQ listed entity will also support and maintain a secondary listing on the Australian Stock exchange (ASX).

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Hydrogen Boron Fusion – Creating New Energy

Hydrogen Boron Fusion – Creating New Energy

Hydrogen-Boron 11 fusion -Boron Hydrogen Fusion – has always been the ultimate fusion reaction. It does not create radioactive waste and its fuels are both abundant in nature and non-radioactive. Few other researchers had studied this reaction as it was considered scientifically too difficult. The temperatures required to ignite the reaction are more than 100 times higher than that of the sun – a technical hurdle that has held back practical energy generation for decades.

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Advanced Energy – Nissan EV Battery Move

Advanced Energy – Nissan EV Battery Move

Nissan is currently the only automaker with a complete lineup of electric vehicles, including full-electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and zero-emission light commercial vehicles. The company’s goal is to be an industry leader in advanced energy and zero-emission mobility by 2030. As a leader in developing new battery technologies to improve efficiency and power for their lineup of vehicles, use of rare earth metals and near rare earth metals such as boron and lithium is at the heart of the battery power program. But batteries have a limited lifespan. Once it comes to recycling, there is too much waste. Nissan is tackling this problem with Waseda University to produce breakthrough innovations in Electric Vehicles technology.

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Boron Nitride Powers Thermal Conductivity

Boron Nitride Powers Thermal Conductivity

Boron nitride, also known as “white graphite,” is a semiconductor material that conducts electricity. It is chemically inert and electrically insulating with no bandgap in the bulk phase that would allow it to emit light when excited by an energy source. Because of its excellent thermal conductivity properties, layers of boron nitride are often added onto other materials like silicon carbide (SiC) for use in high-efficiency power devices like thermoelectric cooler packages (TECs).

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3 Lithium Stocks to Watch

3 Lithium Stocks to Watch

Mining for Lithium is not an easy job. To be cost-effective requires stringent procedures and regulations in place and also needs to have a decent turn-around time and stand up to the promise of being a long-term supply source for clients. We look at three Lithium companies that have not only shown profits through an otherwise tumultuous time but also served their clients’ present needs with a roadmap for the future.

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ABR Appoints 2 Key Executives for US Listing

ABR Appoints 2 Key Executives for US Listing

American Pacific Borates (ABR) has just announced the appointment of two senior executives to support its value engineering activities and US listing and to maximize shareholder value through operational excellence, strategic planning, and parallel diversification initiatives. The company also has plans for a listing in the US. To bring it all to fruition, the company is in discussions with various US-based investment banks, potential US partners, and debt capital market advisors.

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Time for Boron to Join the Rare Earths Club

Time for Boron to Join the Rare Earths Club

Rare Earth elements are valuable because they have magnetic and optical properties which create technologies in components such as audio speakers, hard drives, camera lenses, MRI imaging, and monitors of all sorts. But there is a cost to mining them as post-mining purification processes create hazardous waste. Boron is a potential alternative, providing clean and superconductive, energy-efficient benefits while being cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

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Nuclear Energy and Boron Energy Solutions

Nuclear Energy and Boron Energy Solutions

We live in a world where the environment is constantly going through changes. This is because we are running out of fossil fuels, and all it takes for our society to collapse is one more natural disaster. Therefore, the invention of new materials that facilitate the mission statement of a low carbon future is essential in today’s day and age to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Boron Magnets are the Future for Wind Turbines

Boron Magnets are the Future for Wind Turbines

We live in a world where the environment is constantly going through changes. This is because we are running out of fossil fuels, and all it takes for our society to collapse is one more natural disaster. Therefore, the invention of new materials that facilitate the mission statement of a low carbon future is essential in today’s day and age to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Low Carbon Future with Boron

Low Carbon Future with Boron

We live in a world where the environment is constantly going through changes. This is because we are running out of fossil fuels, and all it takes for our society to collapse is one more natural disaster. Therefore, the invention of new materials that facilitate the mission statement of a low carbon future is essential in today’s day and age to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Boron Extraction risk and rewards

Boron Extraction risk and rewards

As a result of climate change, boron is becoming more and more sought after to cope with Decarbonization initiatives and Advanced Energy applications to reduce fuel and energy costs and reduce pollution levels. As global temperatures continue to rise due to climate change, we can expect an even greater need for boron to develop renewable energy sources. Use of Boron is also promoted in government regulations such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Power Plan to meet stricter emission standards for power plants.

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Boron and Solar Energy

Boron and Solar Energy

Boron For Storage In Solar Energy
As our population and cities grow, so does our need for safe, sustainable energy. To meet global needs, we must increase the efficiency of our energy consumption and optimize the capacity of existing and emerging energy sources.
Solar and wind energy depend on strong, durable materials. Borax products help to enable these technologies—and we strive to make our operations sustainable, too.

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Exciting Lithium by-product at ABR US Boron Facility

Exciting Lithium by-product at ABR US Boron Facility

Giving impetus to its drive to be a substantial player in the advanced energy eco-system of the region and beyond, American Pacific Borates Limited (ASX:ABR) (ABR or the Company) is exploring partner options for a potential by-product lithium production from its Fort Cady Integrated Boron Facility in Southern California.

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Double-Layer Borophene Created in Engineering Breakthrough

Double-Layer Borophene Created in Engineering Breakthrough

Research has led to a double-layer of borophene for the first time. This is significant because it could lead to faster, more efficient electronics that are also smaller and lighter than current models. Borophene is under study for less than 10 years but already holds potential as an exciting new material in engineering. The research team hopes that this will be the first step towards creating “graphene on steroids.”

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Boron Rewrites the Rules for the Automotive Industry

Boron Rewrites the Rules for the Automotive Industry

With electric vehicles becoming more popular, new material is needed for battery electrodes that can accommodate these changes. Boron is an excellent candidate because of its ability to efficiently transmit electrons while also being lightweight and inexpensive. It’s not just used in batteries; it’s also used as a coolant for engines and brakes, as well as a strengthening agent for steel alloys. 

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Boron Spurs Excitement in Oil and Gas

Boron Spurs Excitement in Oil and Gas

Boron has multiple applications in the oil and gas industry. Oil companies are using Borax to help remove crude from the ground by dissolving it into the water. Later, it is pumped out of the ground along with the oil (“wet extraction”).

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Boron Helps Malnutrition Efforts

Boron Helps Malnutrition Efforts

Boron is a critical raw material for many sectors such as solar cells, fiber optics, and semiconductor manufacturing. Boron production is also tied to other elements like lithium which are increasingly in demand.

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Boron Protects your Body and the Environment

Boron Protects your Body and the Environment

Micronutrients are substances that are needed in small amounts to aid the body’s functions and maintain health. These micronutrients not only help protect our bodies from disease but also play an important role in environmental protection. mainly, the role of micronutrients in plant growth and productivity influences its intensity to protect the environment.

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Greener Energy Sources: Boron and Efficient Power Supply

Greener Energy Sources: Boron and Efficient Power Supply

Boron is a key element in the manufacture of efficient power sources. It is an important component in nuclear reactors and other types of generators. Boron also provides safe, reliable energy for homes, businesses, and industry. It can generate electricity efficiently and safely using its unique properties.

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Boron Magnets to Drive Powertrains

Boron Magnets to Drive Powertrains

Boron is a key component for making permanent magnets. It creates stronger magnetic fields than other types of materials. Permanent magnets use boron to create the necessary poles that can be magnetized and demagnetized over and over again.

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Boron and Borates – Essential to the 8 Key Technologies of the Future

Boron and Borates – Essential to the 8 Key Technologies of the Future

Borates are ubiquitous, in that they exist all over the world. It is not unusual to find them anywhere from natural waters and soils on earth where plants grow. For most plant life cannot survive without boron, it’s important for humans as well to take care of this element by regulating their use of fertilizers with potassium or sodium nitrate which can affect soil pH levels. Borates are also essential to a vast array of products we use on an everyday basis.

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Increase Libido with Boron Fruit Juice Drink

Increase Libido with Boron Fruit Juice Drink

Your libido is a measure of your sexual drive and interest. It is important to keep your libido healthy to maintain a high quality of life. But it can get hard if you are always tired or stressed out. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do to increase libido, such as drinking juice with Boron in the mix. There are many benefits of juice for libido. And there are some ideas on how to integrate more healthy juice into your diet.

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Company Focus: Orocobre Lithium

Company Focus: Orocobre Lithium

Sinead Kaufman takes up the responsibilities to improve Rio Tinto Minerals’ performance by taking it to another level. She handles a diverse range of commodities belonging to the mining giant. Her team is working at ground level pushing $3.2 billion into the metal Lithium.

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Ensuring Micronutrient Boron Supply

Ensuring Micronutrient Boron Supply

Famine is a natural disaster that occurs in underdeveloped countries, famine areas, and war-torn regions. In these regions, micronutrients such as boron are scarce or unavailable to the local population. The lack of micronutrients leads to malnutrition which can cause poverty and other issues such as disease and death. Here is a discussion on the importance of micronutrients for famine relief efforts. Check out their benefits for mental health, physical health, and economic development.

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Boron drives the Low Carbon Economy

Boron drives the Low Carbon Economy

The push for increased decarbonization is being felt worldwide as investors pressure companies to take this issue seriously. The fossil fuel industry is feeling the heat, too, with some of its well-known members stepping up their efforts to reduce emissions and make a difference. Governments are also taking notice of these changes, and there has been an increase in legislation designed to incentivize investments in clean energy technology. How can Boron help?

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American Pacific Borates (ABR) Gets John Mitchell on Advisory Board for Boron

American Pacific Borates (ABR) Gets John Mitchell on Advisory Board for Boron

n an ambitious move to drive its US listing process, the American Pacific Borates Limited (ASX:ABR) (“ABR” or the “Company”) has brought on board industrial minerals’-exponent John Mitchell as the chairman of its newly constituted Advisory Board. Tim Johnston and Govind Arora are the other appointees of the three-member Advisory Board.

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