Nevada’s Exciting Future in Lithium
The U.S. Government is starting to take notice. Dilawar Syed, the Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, recently attended a roundtable discussion at the University of Nevada, Reno. The special representative was here to discuss the state’s unique position in the lithium supply chain.
Syed’s visit highlighted Nevada’s impressive ability to extract, process, manufacture and recycle lithium batteries all within a 300-mile radius. With Thacker Pass and Rhyolite Ridge being some of the largest sources of lithium in the country, Nevada is truly leading the way in the lithium industry.
Supply Chain Innovation
During his visit, Syed had the opportunity to tour Tesla’s Gigafactory and Dragonfly Energy’s facilities. Special representative Syed only visited these two warehouses. He emphasized the importance of Nevada in the local supply chain.
At Dragonfly Energy, we are proud to be an important piece of this supply chain. We are committed to creating top-quality, innovative batteries in Nevada. We are thrilled to be a part of the state’s thriving economy and are excited about the future of the lithium industry in the region.
Vick Singh, Director of Research and Development at Dragonfly Energy, is excited to be on a path aligned with the United States’ future in lithium production, “It was exciting to share our experiences and needs as a company with S.R. Syed and his staff. The US government is well positioned to help companies like Dragonfly Energy fight climate change and strengthen national security. Touring Syed’s staff and discussing the lithium economy in greater detail was a great opportunity to align our efforts. I look forward to interacting with Syed and his office in the future.”
Syed noted that the lithium supply chain is critical to the United States electric vehicle manufacturing and renewable energy growth. Nevada is leading the way in this important industry.
Dragonfly Energy has the ability to significantly impact the future of sustainable energy. Nevada is set to be at the forefront of the supply chain with its capacity to extract, process, manufacture, and recycle within the state.
The Nevada Battery Coalition | More Talk of Lithium in Nevada
In early 2023, organizers announced the Nevada Battery Coalition at the Nevada Clean Energy and Transportation Conference. The coalition will work to support the industry in three key areas: public awareness, workforce and economic development, and industry promotion.
Dominic Sinnott, Senior Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at Dragonfly Energy Corporation said, “The Nevada Battery Coalition represents a consortium of highly impactful companies working within the lithium sector in the state. Its establishment provides an incredible opportunity for presenting a unified and cohesive voice on the battery supply chain. The aim is to solidify Nevada’s position as the lithium capital of North America. The roundtable discussion held on Tuesday marked a significant milestone towards fostering productive and informative discussions with government officials.”
The coalition will include diverse organizations representing every stage of the lithium supply chain, from exploration to recycling. Nevada is already home to the only active lithium mine in the US. With various other key companies, the industry’s growth potential is huge.
Companies participating in the coalition; include Dragonfly Energy, Panasonic Energy of North America, Lithium Americas, Pioneer, Aquametals, Comstock Inc, and many more.
Dragonfly Energy Leads the Way
At Dragonfly Energy, we’re proud to be part of the flourishing lithium industry taking hold of Nevada. With the formation of the Nevada Battery Coalition, we look forward to collaborating with other industry leaders. We are excited to help advance this critical sector. There are many benefits to battery technology, and we are excited to see innovation grow.