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Story idea: Promising news about our precarious lithium supply

Hello Editors,
I have an exciting story idea for your review. We are all feeling
the squeeze at the gas pump. As gas pricing explodes, so does the demand
for EV and lithium.
I am working with Stephen Hanson and ACME Lithium.Most people do not know
the US may be falling short in the race to this green initiative.
The U.S. need for lithium will continue to increase.How will we meet the

Steven Hansen shares his expertise on how the US lithium industry  is
moving rapidly to meet these demands.
I have included an article below with details on current exploration and
development progress in North America to power a greener future.
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Promising news about our precarious lithium supply

Mineral explorers announce a new discovery in Clayton Valley,
Nevada, the only lithium-producing region in the United States

EV demand has exploded. But to go green, the U.S. and Canada must overcome
a huge obstacle. Without adequate domestic lithium supplies, we could face
unimaginable supply chain shortages of the batteries needed to power those
cars, as well as our cell phones, computers and so many other devices. Now
explorers have made a promising new lithium discovery, which may soon help
to reduce our growing dependence on China and other lithium-producing

“The U.S. is facing a serious crisis when it comes to a domestic supply of
lithium,�?? confirms lithium industry executive Steve Hanson. “We need
solutions … and quickly. Fortunately, a lot is happening in Nevada that’s
really positive for the lithium industry.�?? Clayton Valley, Nevada is
currently the only region where lithium is produced in the United States.

U.S. mineral explorers have reached a fantastic milestone

ACME Lithium is one step closer to helping meet our growing lithium demand.
Backed by some of the top lithium investors and institutions in North
America, the company has discovered a new lithium brine source in Clayton
Valley, Nevada. It is contiguous to the Albemarle Silver Peak Lithium Mine,
which has been in production since 1966.

Water samples recently analyzed independently at a nationally recognized
lab show great promise, and have similarities in content and grade to
lithium produced at nearby Silver Peak. “There are only a handful of
lithium brine discoveries in the United States. This discovery is
incredibly significant because it demonstrates ACME’s vision of being a new
domestic supplier of lithium to the U.S. and Canada,�?? says Hanson, ACME’s
founder, CEO and president.

The company is immediately proceeding with phase two of the project, which
will further establish the suitability of this discovery to become a viable
lithium resource. That would ultimately lead to feasibility studies as well
as local, state and federal permitting to go into production.

The significance of lithium brine

Lithium deposits can be found in aqueous brine, as well as in trace amounts
in hard rock and clay. Should this project come to full fruition, ACME
intends to use a technology called direct lithium extraction (DLE) because
of its major environmental advantages.

“New technology is enabling us to extract resources in a more sustainable
and environmental way,�?? says Hanson. “With DLE, lithium brine is brought up
from aquifers underground, piped through a small plant where the lithium is
extracted, then the water is returned to the aquifer through an injection
well. This method has the smallest footprint and the lowest environmental

The White House confirms a domestic lithium supply chain is critical

In a statement released February 2021, the White House stated: “Critical
minerals provide the building blocks for many modern technologies and are
essential to our national security and economic prosperity These minerals —
such as rare earth elements, lithium, and cobalt — can be found in products
from computers to household appliances.

“… As the world transitions to a clean energy economy, global demand for
these critical minerals is set to skyrocket by 400-600 percent over the
next several decades, and, for minerals such as lithium and graphite used
in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, demand will increase by even more — as
much as 4,000 percent. While most people take their lithium-ion batteries
for granted, the U.S. government has stated that having an ample domestic
lithium supply is critical to the U.S. economy and national defense

Hanson hopes the U.S. government’s focus will help clear some of the red
tape that may ultimately delay more domestic lithium production. “Based on
what we see happening right now, the timeline needs to be shortened. The
only way that can happen is if government and regulatory bodies invest in
key human resources and move at a faster pace while ensuring the proper
environmental, safety and interests by key shareholders are met.�??

He reminds us, “Lithium has strong potential to benefit communities by
creating jobs and providing the funding for our roads, schools and overall
infrastructure. As countries rush to secure a long-term supply of lithium,
the U.S. and Canada can – and should – exert leadership positions.�??



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