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The Metals Company contracts CSIRO-led consortium to develop environmental monitoring and management plan for deep-sea nodule collection

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The Metals Company is an explorer of lower-impact battery metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules, on a dual mission: (1) supply metals for the clean energy transition with the least possible negative environmental and social impact and (2) accelerate the transition to a circular metal economy. Deep sea mining remains controversial.

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The Metals Company and Low Carbon Royalties form strategic partnership

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We think TMC’s NORI project could provide a meaningful supply of energy transition metals and we are excited to serve as a source of long-term capital to TMC’s projects.

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The Metals Company completes latest deep-sea research campaign

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As noted in a recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency, polymetallic nodules can “substantially change the supply outlook for several critical materials,” including nickel and cobalt.

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Deep-sea battery metal developer DeepGreen going public with SPAC to become $2.9B (equity value) The Metals Company

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The development of this resource offers an abundant, low-cost supply of critical raw materials for EV batteries and wiring including nickel, cobalt, copper and manganese, with a lower lifecycle ESG impact than conventional mining. Source: DeepGreen. Earlier post.) —Gerard Barron, DeepGreen Chairman and CEO. DeepGreen Metals Inc.

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Could Sucking Up the Seafloor Solve Battery Shortage?

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The supply of metals like cobalt, copper, lithium, and nickel needed for batteries is already shaky , and soaring demand for the hundreds of millions of batteries in the coming decades is likely to trigger shortage and high prices. China processes about 80 percent of battery raw materials, creating a chokehold on global supplies.

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We Are ALL Tongan

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The idyllic island kingdom of Tonga. My friend Elizabeth is from the South Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga, an exotic locale long fixed in my memory with images of Polynesian paradise. Tonga has sadly been in the news lately after an inter-island ferry sank on August 5 drowning over 70 people. Mine too of course.

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DeepGreen lifecycle analysis argues for sourcing EV battery materials from deep-sea polymetallic nodules

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Ocean nodules are a unique resource to consider at a time when society urgently needs a good solution for supplying new virgin metals for the green transition. When deep seawater used in vertical lift transport is reinjected in the mid-water column, it can potentially disrupt the water column with turbidity and an altered temperature.

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