Registration is now open for our first webinar of 2022. Join us March 8 at 11 a.m. ET for this educational webinar on The Future of Critical Minerals & Rare Earth Elements in the Southeast.
Now more than ever, securing and processing critical minerals (CMs) and rare earth elements (REEs) is critical to the technological progress and decarbonization of the nation’s energy grid. Electric vehicles alone require 2-3 times the amount of copper needed for traditional internal combustion engine-powered vehicles, and EV sales continue to rise. China controls more than 80 percent of the world’s REEs—an imbalance that threatens U.S. energy independence and technological innovation.
How can the Southeast respond to the growing need for CMs and REEs? To answer that question and more, joining us will be:
- Dr. Grant Bromhal, Acting Director of the Mineral Sustainability Division at the U.S. Department of Energy;
- Danny Gray, Executive VP of Strategy and Business Operations at Green Cement Inc. and SSEB’s Associate Member Chair;
- Dr. Michael Karmis, Director of the Virginia Center for Coal & Energy Research (Ret.); and
- Dr. Charles Sims, Energy & Environment Program Director at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.