By Mark Tullis | Posted - Jun 6th, 2023





Intermountain Battery and Critical Materials Coalition to Host In-person Workshop

UAMMI - Utah Advanced Materials Initiative and its initiative, the Intermountain Battery and Critical Materials Coalition, are holding in-person workshop on June 7, 2023 from noon to 3:00pm at the Utah Policy Institute. It is the first event held by the Intermountain Battery and Critical Materials Coalition.

The workshop will include presentations on the following topics from:

  • Graphite Market and Technology – Michael Riley – CEO, NexGen Material
  • Green Critical Materials Extraction Technology – Chett Boxely – CEO, Glycosurf
  • Critical Materials in Utah Coal – Dr. Michael Free – Chair in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah

In addition, Dr. Chris Matranga of the National Energy Technology Lab will present the work NETL has been doing on Coal products – concrete, Graphite and related materials.

The workshop will take place at the Thomas S. Monson Center, 411 East South Temple Street, in downtown Salt Lake City.

A fitting venue for the event, the Thomas S. Monson Center is housed within the Enos A. Wall Mansion, constructed between 1909 and 1914 for its namesake, Enos A. Wall, a mining entrepreneur and eventual owner of the Utah Copper Company in Bingham Canyon, later known as Kennecott Utah Copper, a division of Rio Tinto Group. Designed by German-born, Neoclassically trained architect Richard K. A. Kletting, the Enos A. Wall Mansion was erected around the earlier James Sharp residence, an Italianate Victorian dwelling built in 188l at 411 Brigham Street, as South Temple was called at the time. The Kennecott copper mine is one of the largest open-pit copper mines in the world, producing 1% of global copper production. In World War II, it produced approximately 30% of the copper used by the Allies.

UAMMI is a non-profit organization based in Kaysville, Utah formed to grow the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing industry in Utah through its hosting of regular events, trainings, partnerships, newsletters, and online business tools.

UAMMI's mission is to ensure that Utah is the global leader in value-added advanced materials, manufacturing, technology development, and design by integrating industry, academic and government contributors in ways that enhance collaboration, promote business opportunities, share knowledge resulting from relevant research and engage a skilled and trained workforce.

The Intermountain Battery and Critical Materials Coalition is a UAMMI initiative to promote batteries and critical materials for the future in the region. It was established in the spring of 2023. Its geographical focus is the intermountain region while UAMMI's charter is focused on Utah. 

The event is free. To reserve a spot click here.

Mark Tullis
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Mark Tullis - Mark is Co-founder and Editor of TechBuzz News. Born and raised in Ogden, Utah, Mark has attended Weber State, Brigham Young, and Tufts Universities. He has been involved in tech, media, publishing and education since the 1980s. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing the saxophone.



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