Nevada Newsmakers

Host: Sam Shad

Bernard Rowe, Ioneer USA Corp President

"These agreements are about domestic production and ensuring our lithium ends up in the U.S. supply chain."

- Bernard Rowe, Ioneer USA Corp President, says one of the main focuses of the company is to place the lithium produced into the U.S. domestic supply chain. He explains they have an offtake agreement with Ford to provide lithium carbonate for electric vehicles to be manufactured domestically, and a similar agreement with Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, the joint venture company between Toyota and Panasonic. Roughly three-quarters — about 18,000 tons — of the product will be under bonding offtake agreements, he explains.