Episode 43 – Interview with Gerard Barron, CEO, Deep Green Metals

For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast, Ryan Maughan discusses the potential for the sustainable recovery of metals, including the Nickel, Copper and Cobalt required for electric vehicle and battery production, from subsea nodules found in the Pacific Ocean’s Clarion-Clipperton Zone with Gerard Barron, who is the Chairman and CEO of DeepGreen Metals.

The supply of the metals needed for EV batteries is a hot topic right now particularly concerns over cobalt mining in parts of Africa. Deep-sea mining offers a potential solution. However, deep-sea or subsea mining is a controversial topic.

Subsea nodule recovery is a potential lower impact way to access precious metals on the ocean floor with minimal environmental impact. Gerard and Ryan discuss the issues, benefits and challenges giving a thoughtful insight into the potential of this valuable resource.

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