Nov 10, 2021
Episode 49: μ: Securing Metals Supply
A recent report in the Wall Street Journal pointed out that building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of plastic and a single electric vehicle will require the digging up, moving, and processing of over 500,000 pounds of raw materials! As we transition to electric vehicles and renewable energy and storage we will need to drastically increase the production and availability of metals including lithium, rare-earth elements, nickel, tin, tungsten and more. Where will we find these metals? In this episode we discuss this with Brian Menell, CEO of TechMet Ltd.
* 2019, Mills, If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig, Wall Street Journal LINK
* 2021, Mining investor TechMet closes second funding round at $120 million, Reuters LINK
* 2021, RCE Q&A With TechMet CEO, Brian Menell, on the Metal Supply Chain, Real Clear Energy LINK
This episode is sponsored TechMet a private company focused in the production, p…