Against the backdrop of a new presidential executive order declaring a critical minerals “national emergency” for the United States, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence will host its “Washington DC Summit 2020 – Online” on Tuesday, October 20th, at 1p.m. EST.
This year’s virtual summit will bring together U.S. Government representatives and industry stakeholders to discuss materials challenges in the realm of lithium ion battery technology, as well as electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains.
With critical mineral demand expected to skyrocket — a World Bank study earlier this year estimated that production of metals and minerals like graphite, lithium and cobalt will have to increase by nearly 500 percent by 2050 to meet global demand for renewable energy technology — and materials supply chain issues brought to the forefront by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event couldn’t be more timely.
Keynote speakers include:
- U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Chairman, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and one of the few long-standing champions of comprehensive mineral resource policy reform in the U.S. Senate,
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, who is also a member of the American Resources Policy Network panel of experts, and has testified on critical minerals issues before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on several occasions.
A second panel comprised of industry representatives will round out the event.
You can register for the event here. It will be free to view live; however only Benchmark Members will have access to a replay of the webinar.