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Notes From TREM’10 – Day One

This week saw the Technology and Rare Earth Metals for National Security and Clean Energy meeting [TREM’10] take place in Washington D.C.. The meeting comprised two intense, packed days of presentations, panel discussions and candid round table sessions on a variety of themes and topics associated with rare earth elements and other technology metals [in particular lithium].

I tend to scribble notes furiously at such events, and ended up with 30 pages of semi-intelligible scrawl. I can’t simply regurgitate all these notes here today, or hope to cover every single speaker. I will instead share a few quotes, comments and observations made by some of the speakers on the first day, that were particular “personal take aways” for me, some of which may not have had much exposure elsewhere.

From Gal Luft, Executive Director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security [IAGS]:

From Keith Delaney, Executive Director of the Rare Earth Industry and Technology Association [REITA]:

From Clint Cox, President of The Anchor House:

From Dudley Kingsnorth, Executive Director of Industrial Minerals Company of Australia [IMCOA]:

From Constantine Karayannopoulos, President & CEO of Neo Material Technologies:

From Irving Mintzer, Principal of MEG:

From Jim Greenberger, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries [NAATBatt]:

From David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs at the US Department of Energy:

From Rick Lowden, Senior Materials Analyst with the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy:

From Paula Stead, Reconfiguration Program Manager with the Defense National Stockpile Center:

From Chris Henderson, US Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment:

That’s it for the first day of TREM’10. I’ll cover my “take aways” from the second day of the conference in my next article.

[First published at RareMetalBlog.]