America’s Clean Energy Economy
Need for Minerals
Now, as the United States evolves to a green energy-focused economy, minerals from Minnesota could once again help the economy thrive and grow in a way that ensures Minnesota benefits from its natural resources. There is an opportunity for Minnesota to play an important role in America’s green energy future if an important deposit of a very valuable manganese minerals can be safely mined.
Currently, Minnesota and the rest of the country are dependent on foreign sources of manganese as the market demand for lithium batteries continues to increase. Since there are currently no active manganese mines in North America, the Emily manganese deposit is important to Minnesota’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and supporting a green energy climate.
The Emily deposit creates a real potential for this project to become a competitive domestic producer source of this important mineral to meet the needs of industries across the United States.