The Minerals Manhattan Project

The Minerals Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project allowed the US to defeat Nazi Germany. Project Apollo put a person on the moon and hastened the defeat of the Soviet Union. Today, western supply chains are more vulnerable to China than you probably realize. Does the US want to s…


Is Lithium Brine Water? Anti-Webinar Highlights
Jun 24 • 31 min
A week ago, Alex Grant, Emily Hersh, Carlos Daniel Galli, Daniel Jimenez Schuster, Murray Brooker and chatted for two hours on the question, “Is lithium brine water?”We discussed hydrogeologyenvironmental impactswhose responsibility it is to ensure that…
Can North America Really Compete in Cobalt? ft. Trent Mell of First Cobalt
Jun 15 • 35 min
Of all the battery metals, the cobalt supply chain has been under the most scrutiny due to illegal and unethical mining practices in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Trent Mell, the CEO of First Cobalt, joins the Minerals Manhattan Project to…
This Man is an Island - And What They Can Teach Us, ft. James Ellsmoor
Jun 1 • 38 min
What can we learn from islands? Especially in the age of virtual events and supply chain disruptions, quite a bit.James Ellsmoor, Director at Island Innovation, joins the Minerals Manhattan Project to share lessons in sustainable development from…
Reinventing Reality: Inside Augmented and Virtual Reality, ft. Elena Piech
May 22 • 30 min
Elena Piech is usually the production talent on the other side of the microphone, but for episode 10 of the Minerals Manhattan Project I sat down with her to talk about the advanced technology related to augmented and virtual reality.Especially during…
Why is the US Behind in the Race for Critical Minerals? Ft. Jesse Edmondson
May 14 • 33 min
CEO of US Critical Minerals Jesse Edmondson joins the Minerals Manhattan Project from the heart of coal country in the southeast of the United States.Jesse gets into why - despite the fact that the United States is a mineral rich country - there are…
Deglobalization and Control - The Pendulum Swing, ft. Hamutal Ben Bassat
May 12 • 29 min
Emily Hersh is joined by Hamutal Ben Bassat, the VP of Business Development at Nano One Materials Corp. Hamatul discusses the pendulum swing between full specialization at one extreme, and pure vertical integration at the other, and industries oscillate…
China, Energy, and the Americas, ft. Jeremy Martin
Apr 28 • 43 min
Jeremy Martin is the VP for Energy and Sustainability at the Institute of the Americas. He joins the Minerals Manhattan Project to share his thoughts on the rising role of China in the Americas.Jeremy tells the story of why the Institute of the Americas…
“Out at Any Cost” - A Dislocated Market, ft. Anthony Milewski
Apr 27 • 34 min
Anthony Milewski, Chairman of Conic Metals, joins the Minerals Manhattan Project on a historic day: one day after oil prices went into negative territory.We discuss the relationship between power and minerals, and the difference between the stock market…
Unconventional: Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) and the Future, ft. Alex Grant
Apr 23 • 32 min
One of the bright young minds in the lithium extraction space gets into the nitty gritty of a hot technology topic: Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) from lithium bearing brines.Alex gets into how the DLE vs conventional debate is a myth, as there is no…
Advanced Battery Materials in the Wake of a Pandemic, ft. Chloe Holzinger
Apr 16 • 28 min
Just a few months ago, solid state lithium metal batteries and innovative high nickel cathode materials were the talk of the battery town. The current crisis is accelerating some trends, but slowing others down.Chloe Holzinger, one of the sharpest minds…
The Rock Whisperer, ft. Dr. Edith Wilson
Apr 13 • 33 min
Dr. Edith Wilson is an energy geoscientist engaged in finding energy solutions for a changing world. Her career has spanned decades, and she is an expert in delivering the concept of renewables to an oil and gas audience. We discuss how and when…
Mineral Foundations of the Energy Future, ft. Morgan Bazilian
Apr 13 • 34 min
In the past 10 years, the United States became the largest oil and gas producer in the world. Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy joins Emily Hersh to get into what lessons oil and gas has for minerals and mining in the United…
Risk: People, Places, and Power ft. Michelle DiGruttolo
Apr 13 • 38 min
Why does an Army combat veteran and former White House Intelligence Briefer care about about mineral supply chains?Michelle DiGruttolo shares how her military background allows her to characterize risk into people, places, and power.We discuss how the…