On July 20, Canada's PolyMet Mining Company and Teck Resources (Teck Resources) announced that they would form a joint venture to develop a copper-nickel project in the U.S. state of Minnesota, aiming to produce metals used in the manufacture of electric vehicles and other green technologies. Both projects are located in the Iron Ridge region of Minnesota, which has a long history of mining taconite for steel production.
"This partnership just seemed like a natural fit," PolyMet Chief Executive Jon Cherry said in an interview. "It's a great opportunity for northern Minnesota to really become the central point of production for electric vehicle battery metals."
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