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Deep-sea mining tests resume as lost robot rescued

Mining Dot Com 30 Apr 2021
The unit of Belgium’s DEME Group is with a group of European scientists to determine the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining ... DeepGreen, one of the companies that are actively seeking to mine the ocean floor, said environmental benefits can be achieved only through collecting polymetallic nodules, 4,000 meters deep on the abyssal plain.
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Greenpeace slams deep-sea metal mining for e-vehicle batteries as 'scandalous threat' to health of oceans

TVNZ 09 Apr 2021
One method is to mine the deep ocean floor, but there are warnings it could have a disastrous impact on the marine environment ... There are hundreds and millions of polymetallic nodules lying on the deep sea ocean floor ... BMW, Google, Samsung and Volvo Trucks have announced they wouldn't use any metals sourced from the deep ocean in their products.
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Major companies support call for temporary ban on deep-sea mining

Splash24/7 08 Apr 2021
The companies have joined the increasing chorus of concern about the significant risks to economies and to ocean health that would arise from opening up the deep seabed to extraction of minerals ... an ultra-deepwater drillship to recover polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor.
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Companies back moratorium on deep sea mining

BBC News 04 Apr 2021
The concept, first envisaged in the 1960s, is to extract billions of potato-sized rocks called nodules from the abyssal plains of the oceans several miles deep ... "With those mines we do understand the consequences and we do have solutions but in the deep ocean we don't even have the tools to assess them.".
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Micronesian scientist becomes first Pacific Islander to reach ocean's deepest point

The Observer 04 Apr 2021
The expedition was organised by deep ... Increasingly, the seafloor is a place of competition and potential conflict as industrialised nations and corporations eye deep-ocean resources with plans to extract mineral-rich polymetallic nodules in what remains largely uncharted territory.
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Deep Green hits backs at firms opposing seafloor mining

Mining Dot Com 01 Apr 2021
“A precautionary approach has informed our strategy from the outset, including our mission to provide battery metals sourced from deep-ocean nodules that generate zero solid waste, no toxic tailings, and a fraction of the carbon emissions compared to land-based sources,” DeepGreen noted.
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Automakers BMW, Volvo back moratorium on deep seabed mining

Standard-Speaker 01 Apr 2021
While deep seabed mining is still in its infancy, several prospecting firms are seeking rights to extract potentially lucrative deposits from the depths of the ocean, particularly the metallic nodules that build up around hydrothermal vents ... campaign against deep seabed mining.
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Business in Brief

The Galveston Daily News 01 Apr 2021
While deep seabed mining is still in its infancy, several prospecting firms are seeking rights to extract potentially lucrative deposits from the depths of the ocean, particularly the metallic nodules that build up around hydrothermal vents.
photo: Creative Commons / Olaf Kosinsky
BMW Concept X7 iPerformance at IAA 2017, Germany
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BMW and Volvo support halt to ocean floor mining for battery minerals

Hong Kong Standard 31 Mar 2021
While deep seabed mining is still in its infancy, several prospecting firms are seeking rights to extract potentially lucrative deposits from the depths of the ocean, particularly the metallic nodules that build up around hydrothermal vents ... campaign against deep seabed mining.
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DeepGreen, Developer of the World's Largest Estimated Resource of Battery Metals for EVs, to Combine with Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corporation

Algeria Times 09 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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Manganese Mining and Processing for Investors in Manganese X Energy Explained by CEO Martin Kepman,

Omaha World-Herald 09 Mar 2021
Manganese nodules are found along the ocean floor and are mined for their Manganese, but not as much as their terrestrial sources. Experts believe that deep seabed mining could become a source of Manganese ore and could significantly shift from land to ocean, but with potentially severe environmental implications.
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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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