Drop in the ocean

DeepGreen Metals holds rights to two exploration contracts in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, an area in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Mexico, where it plans to collect and process polymetallic nodules – solid deposits of high-grade manganese, nickel, copper and cobalt that rest in clusters on the ocean floor. Ailbhe Goodbody spoke to Gerard Barron, CEO and chairman of DeepGreen Metals, to find out more about the company’s plans

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According to DeepGreen, it is exploring CCZ-sourced base metals as "a lower impact and more ethical alternative to land-based mining" for the world's transition to electric vehicles and carbon-free energy

Companies and countries have been looking into deep-sea mining for decades - what recent advances in technology mean that it is closer to being achieved?

I think there are several things.