Gerard Barron

Deep-Sea Mining Entrepreneur

In the depths of the Pacific Ocean lies a treasure that could solve the biggest energy supply problems of our century: the polymetallic nodules contain minerals that form the perfect combination for battery production. Gerard Barron, as an entrepreneur and investor, has been involved in metals and minerals for over 20 years. In the last decade, as CEO of The Minerals Company, he has built a network of engineers and academics to mine and market these Pacific super metals. Could these truly be the key to clean energy? Why aren't all the world's companies seeking these treasures yet? Meet Gerard at Brain Bar and listen to him address these crucial questions.

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