The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 189: First Cobalt CEO Trent Mell on electric vehicles, cobalt demand and working with Glencore

“What interests me is the permitted land where the refinery is located. Our vision for the camp is to go out and find two, three or four open pits.” Trent Mell President and CEO FIRST COBALTTrent Mell, president and CEO of First Cobalt.

This episode features First Cobalt CEO Trent Mell in conversation with Northern Miner group publisher Anthony Vaccaro at The Northern Miner Scotch Whisky Tasting event held on Zoom. Trent discusses how there will be an ‘avalanche’ of demand for cobalt from the electric vehicle market, and what it’s like to work with Glencore at First Cobalt’s cobalt refinery in northern Ontario. He also discussed how there will be a ‘tsunami’ of electric vehicle selection available to consumers in the near future.

All this and more with online editor Adrian Pocobelli.

This week’s Mining Minute features Gary Poxleitner, Principal Mining Engineer at SRK Consulting.

Find him online at: https://www.srk.com/en/experts/gary-poxleitner

And on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gpoxleitner/

Music Credits:

“Rattlesnake Railroad”, “Big Western Sky”, “Western Adventure” and “Battle on the Western Frontier” by Brett Van Donsel (www.incompetech.com).

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