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Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are backing a 3-year search for electric vehicle metals that could be used in Teslas

Kate Duffy of Business Insider reports on a Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos-backed rare earth mineral venture.

The C3 Take
  • KoBold Metals, a Silicon Valley-based company that uses AI to determine where to drill for rare earth minerals, is partnering with mining group BHP to look for these minerals in Australia.
  • If successful, this partnership could establish a more secure critical mineral supply chain for the U.S. and its allies.
  • KoBold, which is backed by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures, is showing that markets and innovation, not mandates, are key to a cleaner energy future.

“The companies chose Australia because the country is well endowed with the right materials needed for EVs, and it has high labor and environmental standards, House said.”

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