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Announcing the Launch of the Critical Minerals Institute

Announcing the Launch of the Critical Minerals Institute for Companies and Experts Focused on Electric Vehicles, Green Energy and Secure Supply Chains

Toronto, August 15, 2022 – It is with great pleasure that the Critical Minerals Institute (CMI) announces its founding as an international organization for critical mineral companies and professionals designed to address relevant issues relating to the establishment of secure supply chains from mine to manufacturing in not just rare earths but all 50 vitally important critical minerals.

Focused on battery materials and electric vehicles, along with the use of critical minerals for energy and green energy production, CMI Founder Tracy Weslosky explains: “With uncertainties in Russia and China escalating concerns around secure supply chains, governments have been offering sizable incentives for everything from facilitating faster production timelines to advancing extraction technology processes. Unfortunately, the required infrastructure or expertise is often lacking. CMI was created to offer education, collaboration and an online platform designed to solve these issues through both online and in-person networking events.”

“There has already been incredible interest in the Critical Minerals Institute,” Founder and Executive Chairman Jack Lifton said. “From the first time we mentioned it to our extensive network of industry contacts, we have literally been inundated with calls from government, public companies and industry experts wanting to support and participate in this important initiative.”

Jack is the Editor in Chief, Critical Minerals for InvestorIntel Corp., and is a recognized international critical minerals expert, who coined the term “technology metals” over a decade ago. He is joined by President and Director, Alastair Neill, who has more than 25 years of experience managing all facets of rare earths and critical minerals.

With over 300,000 combined hours of professional experience in the critical minerals sector, Executive Chairman Jack Lifton is backed by the following industry experts on the CMI Board: Peter ClausiChristopher EcclestoneByron W. KingStephen LautensMarc LevierAlister MacdonaldAlastair NeillMelissa Sanderson, and Tracy Weslosky.

The Critical Minerals Institute is planning to hold its first summit on November 9th in Toronto, bringing together international industry leaders, governments, and companies at the historic National Club to discuss emerging trends in battery materials, technology metals, defense metals, ESG technologies, the general EV market, and the use of critical minerals for energy and green energy production. The Critical Minerals Summit (CMS) has confirmed that Geoff Atkins of Vital Metals Ltd. (ASX: VML | OTCQB: VTMXF) and Constantine Karayannopoulos of Neo Performance Materials Inc. (TSX: NEO) will be the keynote speakers. The CMS will also have as a guest speaker Charlie Angus, MP, author of “Cobalt: The Making of a Mining Superpower.” For more information, go to or to request a delegate pass, click here

About the Critical Minerals Institute:

The Critical Mineral Institute (CMI) is an international organization for companies and professionals focused on battery materials, technology metals, defense metals, ESG technologies and practices, the general EV market, and the use of critical minerals for energy and alternative energy production. Offering an online site that features job opportunities that range from consulting roles to Advisory Board position, the CMI offer a wide range of B2B service solutions. Accompanied by online and in-person events, the CMI is designed for education, collaboration, and to provide professional opportunities to meet the critical minerals supply chain challenges.

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