34 episodes

The Manhattan Project helped the US defeat the Nazis. Project Apollo put a person on the moon and hastened the defeat of the Soviet Union. Western supply chains are more vulnerable to China every day. It raises the question: Does the US want to stay a Superpower? Welcome to the Minerals Manhattan Podcast.

The Minerals Manhattan Podcast Emily Hersh

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

The Manhattan Project helped the US defeat the Nazis. Project Apollo put a person on the moon and hastened the defeat of the Soviet Union. Western supply chains are more vulnerable to China every day. It raises the question: Does the US want to stay a Superpower? Welcome to the Minerals Manhattan Podcast.

    Pricing Battery Minerals with Simon Moores - Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

    Pricing Battery Minerals with Simon Moores - Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

    Emily sits down with Benchmark Mineral Intelligence founder and CEO Simon Moores during their annual flagship event. Simon looks back at Benchmark's journey over the last few years culminating with Arnold Schwarzenegger opening this year's Benchmark Week.Emily and Simon discuss entrepreneurship, Benchmark's role in the energy transition, critical minerals creeping into the mainstream conversation, EVs, AI and their love of 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin'.Simon Moores is a British businessman...

    • 34 min
    Direct Lithium Extration "DLE" with Chris Doornbos

    Direct Lithium Extration "DLE" with Chris Doornbos

    In this episode, we explore the world of direct lithium extraction (DLE) and follow the remarkable journey of E3 Lithium.We delve into the ever-evolving landscape of DLE technology, spotlighting the revolutionary use of "magical beads" for selectively extracting lithium from brine solutions. Joining us is Chris Doornbos, CEO of E3 Lithium, as we dissect the shift in DLE methods driven by factors like efficient loading, rapid kinetics, and effective stripping techniques.Our conversation delves...

    • 45 min
    Why all the fuss over the “world’s biggest lithium resource” in Nevada? with Dr. Tom Benson

    Why all the fuss over the “world’s biggest lithium resource” in Nevada? with Dr. Tom Benson

    Understanding the conditions that led to the formation of lithium deposits is critically important to:· Finding new lithium deposits· Finding the highest grade parts of these discoveries· Figuring out how to process the lithium outDr. Tom Benson is the VP of Global Exploration for Lithium Americas and he is a leader in figuring out lithium geology. He authored a scientific paper on the lithium resources of the McDer...

    • 59 min
    “I Believe in America!” - The Lithium Godfather - Dr. John Burba

    “I Believe in America!” - The Lithium Godfather - Dr. John Burba

    A special episode with a true lithium legend. In his first ever podcast, Emily sits down with the Lithium Godfather himself, Dr. John Burba. They explore Dr. Burba's storied career from Dow Chemicals to FMC/Livent to Simbol and Molycorp. Incredible career milestones including developing patents and processes to make adsorbant materials and the development of the first ever commercial direct lithium extraction (DLE) plant in Argentina.Episode highlights include Emily getting a lesson in s...

    • 47 min
    Lithium Prices: From Spot to Contract, and the Circular Battery Economy - with Chris Berry

    Lithium Prices: From Spot to Contract, and the Circular Battery Economy - with Chris Berry

    Emily is joined by Chris Berry where in this insightful podcast episode, Chris sheds light on the intricacies of the lithium industry's pricing mechanisms, the significance of transparency, and the interplay between market dynamics and the trajectory of the spodumene market.Chris's insights offer a comprehensive understanding of the lithium industry's ongoing transformation, including the involvement of oil and gas companies, the dynamics of battery recycling and second-life usage, and the co...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Power Shift: Navigating the IRA and USA Mining Policy with Todd Malan

    Power Shift: Navigating the IRA and USA Mining Policy with Todd Malan

    Emily is joined by Todd Malan of Talon Metals and they dive into what is shaping, moving and shaking industrial policy in Washington DC. They discuss what's happening to supply chains as we move from a fossil fuel centered energy system to a minerals centered energy system. As Emily and Todd explore the nuances of this transition, they share captivating insights from dual perspectives: that of an investor and a project developer. The conversation zeroes in on key legislative initi...

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

K_F_McK ,

Highly recommended

Hersh is a warm and wonkishly engaging host. Nobody knows more about mining and battery materials, yet she can brilliantly explain these complex subjects to the layperson — and illustrate why we should care. Each episode is a gem of a conversation between Hersh and her smart guests.

Simon Basil ,

Top 10 Podcasts of 2020!!!

A must for anyone who wants to easily understand more about minerals and lithium from someone who makes it easy to understand. The topics are diverse and super insightful!

CLGarr ,

Smart views, easy listen

Just finished the first episode and I’m hooked. Fascinating look at how historical themes play out in modern times. Highly relevant in the age of coronavirus. A worthy quarantine binge.

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