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January 28th, 2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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"The Case for Building Domestic Supply Chains

of 21st Century Critical Minerals in the USA"

Presented By: Jesse Edmonson, Founder and CEO, US Critical Minerals

When: Thursday, 1/28/2020  12:30 PM



The necessary supply chains to support 21st century technology require a tremendous amount of new mining for raw minerals and metals, as well as the advanced processing of these minerals to be technology-ready.  Both of the steps have an obvious environmental footprint, yet they are both essential to support the clean energy transition and strategic aerospace and defense technologies.  Top business leaders, investors, and policy makers are becoming increasingly focused on the vulnerabilities embedded within these supply chains and the potential for material scarcity bottlenecks that could have massive implications the economy and both energy and national security.  This talk will provide a general overview of the critical minerals industry and discuss the complexity and necessity of building domestic supply chains with a focus on battery-materials.   


Jesse is a professional geologist passionate about creating environmentally sustainable domestic supply chains of critical minerals in the United States to help secure and support the future of American green-energy technology in the 21st century. Mr. Edmondson was with Alabama Graphite Corp. since the company’s inception and helped establish their 42,000-acre mineral right package, directed all exploration activities, and built the largest 43-101 indicated flake graphite resource in the US. In addition to his role as Project Geologist, Mr. Edmondson also served as Director of Business Development and Director of Community and Government Relations for Alabama Graphite. He has established strategic relationships with community stakeholders, state-level officials, over 10 US Representative’s offices, over 20 US Senate Offices, various federal agencies include the Defense Logistics Agency, US Geological Survey, Department of Energy, and various national research labs, and the most relevant battery and battery-materials companies in the US and around the world. Since leaving Alabama Graphite, Jesse has consulted for various clients, including a major DC-based defense intelligence company. In addition, he founded US Critical Minerals (USCM) and in less than six months of its inception completed an organic arms-length transaction with a publicly-listed Australian graphite exploration and development company for a new graphite project that he developed, Charge Minerals. USCM has continued to develop a portfolio of additional US-based critical mineral assets, including lithium and tantalum. Jesse currently serves as the Chair of the Critical Minerals Committee for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and as an Advisory Board Member to the University of Arkansas Department of of Geosciences and the Ancient Bald Cypress Consortium. He has a bachelors and masters in geology from the University of Arkansas, and is a registered professional geologist in the state of Alabama.

Douglas Davis