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DeepGreen, Developer of the World's Largest Estimated Resource of Battery Metals for EVs, to Combine ...

Odessa American 04 Mar 2021
DeepGreen is developing a new, scalable source of EV battery metals in the form of polymetallic nodules found unattached on the seafloor in the Pacific Ocean ... We are getting into this industry with a deep commitment to ocean health and a clear stop date in mind ... the ocean floor.
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The might of metals in the clean energy transition

GreenBiz 10 Feb 2021
Ocean nodules contain four of the minerals deemed most critical to building a global renewable energy infrastructure ... Collecting ocean nodules — clumps of rock deposits found on the seafloor — is a relatively new idea to replace land-based mineral extraction processes.
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Deep ocean mission: NIOT’s crawler set to go 6 km deep next month

Business Line 05 Feb 2021
India (like the US, Russia and China) is interested in the deep oceans because the ocean beds are littered with easy pickings of polymetallic nodules, the potato-like clumps that contain a variety of metals such as copper, nickel, cobalt and manganese.NCPOR to hire AUVs.
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New coral species discovered on seabed prized for mining potential

Straits Times 29 Oct 2020
"These long-living corals are much like the redwoods of the ocean ... Environmentalists have called for a ban on deep-sea mining which would extract prized resources including cobalt, copper, nickel, and manganese from seabed nodules and crusts. Deep-sea mining could destroy as yet undiscovered species, the Ocean Panel said in June.
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New black coral species found on Pacific Ocean seabed"Mining their habitat could potentially wipe them ...

Deccan Herald 29 Oct 2020
"These long-living corals are much like the redwoods of the ocean ... Environmentalists have called for a ban on deep-sea mining which would extract prized resources including cobalt, copper, nickel, and manganese from seabed nodules and crusts. Deep-sea mining could destroy as yet undiscovered species, the Ocean Panel said in June ... Pacific Ocean.
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UH discovers new species in deep Pacific Ocean seabed

West Hawaii Today 04 Jul 2020
... deep Pacific Ocean during a joint project between scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the National Oceanography Centre, U.K ... The CCZ occupies a vast swathe of the Pacific Ocean with extensive seafloor polymetallic nodule deposits, and is targeted for deep-sea mining.
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Report Warns of Dangers From Deep-Sea Mining

Voa News 29 May 2020
Entitled "Predicting the Impacts of Mining Deep Sea Polymetallic Nodules in the Pacific Ocean," the 52-page report represents a scientific consensus based on 250 peer-reviewed articles, and 80 NGOs are now calling for a moratorium as a result. “There’s the removal of the nodules ...
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The Damage From Deep Sea Mining Is Slow To Heal

IFL Science 12 May 2020
Since bacteria are the base of the deep ocean food chain, their absence ripples through everything else ... Close to the surface, currents would remove visible damage, and the faster pace of life might allow ecosystems to recover, but these things are slow in the still energy-poor deep ocean.
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Scientists Point to Ocean Replacing Damaging BEV Materials

Tu Automotive 23 Apr 2020
It points out that the headlong dash towards BEVs using material mined from the land is not a suitable replacement for fossil fuels claiming that the use of polymetallic nodules collected from the deep seafloor of the Pacific Ocean better for the environment by far ... Pacific Ocean.
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Deep seabed mining will not be easy, warns consultancy

Mining Weekly 22 Jan 2020
Data analytics and consultancy company GlobalData has warned that deep ocean mining faces serious difficulties ... Deep ocean seabeds are thought to be liberally-sprinkled with nodules containing cobalt, copper, manganese and nickel.
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How nodules stay on top at the bottom of the sea

SpaceDaily 16 Jan 2020
Rare metallic elements found in clumps on the deep-ocean floor mysteriously remain ...
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Why is India pulled to deep-sea mining?

The Hindu 03 Aug 2019
India’s ambitious ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ is all set to be launched this year ... Madhavan Rajeevan, Secretary, Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, announced on July 27 that the ₹8,000-crore plan to explore deep ocean minerals will start from October ... will be mined from the deep ocean?.
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Something Living At The Bottom Of The Sea Is Absorbing Large Amounts Of The CO2 In Oceans

IFL Science 21 Nov 2018
"Their biomass then potentially becomes a food source for other animals in the deep sea, so actually what we've discovered is a potential alternative food source in the deepest parts of the ocean, where we thought there was none." ... Polymetallic nodules from 5000 meters below the surface of the Pacific ocean.
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Deep-sea mining causes massive loss of species lasting for decades

PhysOrg 08 Sep 2018
In cooperation with an international team, Senckenberg scientists examined the impact of deep-sea mining – such as the extraction of manganese nodules – on the species diversity at the ocean floor. They were able to show that even 26 years after the end of the mining activity a significant loss of ground-dwelling organisms can be registered ... .
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DeepGreen Lends Vessel To Support Historic Ocean Plastic Cleanup

Market Watch 07 Sep 2018
The Launcher is under lease by DeepGreen, to carry out through our Nauru incorporated and sponsored subsidiary Nauru Ocean Resource, survey and scientific work on the deep-ocean floor to recover polymetallic nodules that contain a rich-supply of cobalt, copper, nickel and ...
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