Building a North American Battery Metal Supply Chain – A Seafloor Solution
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Building a North American Battery Metal Supply Chain – A Seafloor Solution” features Gerard Barron. Mr. Barron is on a mission to help wean humanity off fossil fuels and transition to a circular resource economy. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record of building global companies in battery technology, media, and future-oriented resource development both as a chief executive and strategic investor. He became involved in the early strategic development and financing of DeepGreen during its formation in 2011 and stepped into the role of Chairman & CEO in 2017. He is leading The Metals Company’s three-part strategy.
In the 12-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Barron discusses these questions:
- How What are polymetallic nodules and why are they important?
- Lots of noise at the moment about the Inflation Reduction Act and its implications for EV battery supply chains – what are the main concerns here?
- But there is no shortage of metal in the ground, including in the US so what’s the problem?
- Some OEMs are turning to lower cost LFP in light of nickel and cobalt prices and supply chain constraints. Is this a real solution?
- How can nodules help change the U.S. supply picture and establish a homegrown battery metal supply chain?
- When do you expect to enter first production?