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New Tesla Gigafactory May Get Greener Raw Materials From Arizona

New Tesla Gigafactory May Get Greener Raw Materials From Arizona

The American mining company also provides a product with a reduced environmental impact. Just last year , the company received a patent for its manganese recovery process. With this unique process, the company is able to recover manganese from a low-grade resource with significantly less energy and lower water use than conventional processing methods. The mining process also ends up with benign toxicity in tailings , which can be replaced immediately into reclamation areas. Because American Manganese can supply Tesla with a low-cost, greener, and objectively cheaper EMM supply, it would be surprising if the company didn’t become Tesla’s raw materials supplier, and this may make Arizona even more attractive to the car manufacturer, despite the State’s political leanings.

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