The EV Investor Club breakfast briefing on 19 June will focus on one of the areas where cleantech meets mining. The event, which will be hosted by K&L Gates, in London, will address the implications of a switch to electric vehicles in terms of resources - the supply of crucial commodites needed for battery EV and hydrogen EV industries.
As the electric vehicle industry grows it is crucial that it does not become over-dependant upon scarce - or tightly controlled - commodities.
A panel of experts at this event will review themes and answer questions including:
Speakers at the event will include:
Celine Cluzel - Element Energy
Celine is a senior consultant at Element Energy, a leading low carbon energy consultancy. Starting her career as a mechanical engineer, Celine gained 7 years’ experience in automotive related businesses in France and the UK before joining Element Energy in 2010 where she specializes in low carbon transport technologies.
She has worked on many projects around transport either giving strategic advice to private businesses or analysing cost and policy for public bodies, covering conventional, electric and hydrogen vehicles as well as biofuels for aviation. She recently project managed in a multi stakeholder study of future cost and performance of batteries for electric vehicles for the Committee on Climate Change. Her current work for the Department of Transport is focusing on the study & modelling of consumer behaviour, travel patterns, infrastructure deployment and policy that will drive the uptake of low carbon vehicles.
Download the report for the Committee on Climate Change here: Cost & Performance of EV Batteries
Gerry Clarke, a Mine Geologist, graduated from University of Wales (Cardiff), Applied Mineralogist specialising in the bismuth and gold telluride minerals. He has been a Lecturer in Economic Geology at Plymouth University, Editor of Industrial Minerals (IM) and Executive Director of Metal Bulletin plc. Gerry is now an independent consultant, writer and commentator particularly on critical industrial minerals including lithium, rare earths, fluorspar, magnesia, antimony as well as the spectrum of resources used for applications other than for metallurgy, energy or water. Gerry is also a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and a Chartered Engineer.
Gerry’s lithium interests stretch back to the 1980s when he visited producing operations in Australia, Chile, USA and Zimbabwe as Editor of Industrial Minerals journal. More recently he organised and chaired IM’s inaugural conference on Lithium Supplies and Markets in Santiago de Chile in 2009, created and published Lithium Availability Wall Maps in 2009 and 2011, and addressed numerous conferences on the subject of lithium resources, supply and demand in Cannes, Mainz, London, and Los Angeles.
Aubrey J. Eveleigh - Zenyatta Ventures
Aubrey J. Eveleigh is President and CEO of Zenyatta Ventures, a junior exploration (mining) company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Zenyatta Ventures recently discovered the Albany GRAPHITE Deposit in Northeastern Ontario.
Eveleigh is a graduate in geology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Eveleigh has worked for Noranda Exploration Co. Ltd. in Canada and between 1992-1999 was a partner at a geological consulting firm with a staff of 25 geologists. He haS Acted as VP Exploration, Senior Officer and Director for a number of TSX listed mining companies. Since 2000 he has been President of Eveleigh Geological Consulting Inc.
Luke Webster - Rare Earths Global
Luke Webster has recently joined Rare Earths Global, a Chinese rare earth mining company which listed on the AIM market in March 2012. Luke was formerly a corporate financier at investment bank Charles Stanley. He is a qualified solicitor and graduated in law from Nottingham University.
Jonathan Butler - Johnson Mattey
Bio coming soon!
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