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Imperial County Representatives Attend Lithium Annual Event in Nevada


Chairman of the Imperial County Board of Supervisors, Ryan E. Kelley, and County Executive Officer, Miguel Figueroa, participated in the 15th Annual Fastmarkets Lithium Supply and Battery Raw Materials Americans annual event held this week in Henderson, Nevada. This prestigious event, the largest global forum for lithium and battery raw materials, brought together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders from across the county and the world.

Chairman Kelley and CEO Figueroa’s attendance of the event underscores the County’s commitment to fostering growth and innovation in the lithium and renewable energy industry. The event provided a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and the exploration of emerging trends and opportunities in the lithium supply and critical minerals markets. During the event, invaluable connections were established. Both engaged in high-level discussions with key industry players, including leading lithium producers, battery manufacturers, mining companies, renewable energy developers, and research institutions to promote the potential of Lithium Valley and Known Geothermal Resource Area in Imperial County. These discussions focused on the industry’s challenges and opportunities, sustainable sourcing practices, technological advancements, and the future of lithium and renewable energy.

Furthermore, Chairman Kelley and CEO Figueroa explored potential collaborations and partnerships with other attendees, aiming to strengthen the region’s position as a national and global hub for lithium production, battery technology, and renewable energy.

“It was eye-opening to see the entire commodity sector gathered in one place to meet and discuss the increased demand for lithium within the global market,” stated Chairman Kelley. “Everywhere we went, discussions were being had about Lithium Valley, the Salton Sea, and the anticipation for commercially produced lithium that will serve our country and world.”

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