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October, 21st 2021

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Battery Materials Webinar May 2021

Power Materials May 26, 2021 60 minutes



The Kallanish Power Materials - Battery Materials webinar was be held on May 26th 2021 at 10:00 AM EST. The webinar featured panelists discussing, in a round table format, the battery materials markets and its future.

Last year, the global push for decarbonisation and electrification of the transport sector went mainstream. Auto producers around the globe are in a struggle for market share. New battery technology is fuelling this push, and the battery materials sector is undergoing a once-in-a-lifetime disruption. Questions swirl around supply, availability, pricing, government policy and more.

Watch the recording to get window into this new and exciting market with Kallanish Power Materials. Listen to market players discuss the situation on the ground - and how that situation will evolve in the future. Learn about the complicated nickel pricing situation, the drive for new and cleaner lithium sources, and the campaign to produce sustainable cobalt.

The energy revolution is here.

Battery Materials Webinar May 2021 May 26, 2021

Trent Mell, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director, First Cobalt

Power Materials

Trent Mell founded First Cobalt in 2017, bringing more than 20 years of international business and operational experience. His mining career includes mine permitting, development and operations with Barrick Gold, Sherritt International, North American Palladium and AuRico Gold. Trent's commercial experience includes M&A, joint ventures, offtake contracts and over $2.6 billion in equity and debt financings. He was also CEO of Falco Resources, owner of the Horne project which has mineral reserves of over 6 million gold equivalent ounces. As President and Head of Mining of PearTree Securities, Trent created a mining team and led the firm to become the largest provider of flow-through capital in Canada, placing more than $300 million in capital in their first year. Trent holds an EMBA from the Kellogg School of Management and Schulich School of Business, a LL.M from Osgoode Hall as well as a B.A., B.C.L. and LL.B. from McGill University.

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Robert Mintak, CEO & Director, Standard Lithium Ltd.

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20+ years’ experience in corporate management, with a specific emphasis on strategic development and corporate governance. He has a global network of lithium industry contacts and is a pioneer in the rapidly evolving lithium space. Mr. Mintak was recognized as CEO of the top mining companies on the TSXV50 in both 2016 & 2018.

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Andrew Mitchell, Director of Nickel Research, Wood Mackenzie

Power Materials

With over 30 years of experience, including 20 years specialising in the nickel industry, Andrew has a deep understanding of the metals and mining industry. As head of nickel research, Andrew guides our research agenda, shaping our coverage of developments in nickel markets. He is the author of the Nickel Industry Cost Service and the Global Nickel and Intermediates Service and co-author of the Nickel Metal Service. Andrew joined Wood Mackenzie as a mining analyst in July 1995. Since 1998, he has specialised in the challenges specific to the nickel industry. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Andrew worked as a development metallurgist for Billiton and Johnson Matthey on both mineral processing and pyrometallurgy process development and optimisation.

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Dan Hilliard, Managing Editor North America, Kallanish Steel


Dan is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - the birthplace of the US steel industry - and he started in the industry in 2009 with the original Steel Business Briefing. Prior to that, Dan covered police and military affairs in Beaufort, South Carolina, and spot news for the Valley News Dispatch in Tarentum, PA. As part of the North American Kallanish team, Dan covers flats, tubular products and specialty steel products.