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Material Energy Nexus: Critical Materials for a Sustainable and Just Energy Transition

Join us for an interdisciplinary event focused on the critical materials required for the energy transition. There will be expert keynotes, a dynamic panel discussion, and dinner. Solar panels, wind turbines, EV batteries and energy storage all require critical minerals such as lithium, cobalt and rare earth elements. Mineral production has social and environmental challenges, domestically and globally. We will discuss these issues along with geopolitics, trade and recycling opportunities of critical materials and the energy transition. More details:

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Sarah Ryker - oversees the UGSS mineral and energy resources team
  • Dr. Saleem Ali - expert on the social impacts of mining
  • Michael Hollomon - CEO of North America’s only cobalt and nickel mine and building battery recycling facilities
  • Dr Annick Anctil - uses life cycle assessment to reduce the environmental impact of renewable energy technologies

This event is hosted by Industrial Ecology and Green Chemistry Learning Community and co-hosted with: Yale Center for Business and the Environment, Center for Industrial Ecology, Business and the Environment Learning Community, Energy and the Environment Learning Community