At IperionX, we’re planting our flag to be the first name in American titanium, from raw materials to manufacturing. No one else can match our industry know-how, technological expertise, or vision for ushering in a new age of American industry.
Our advancements will lead the way for critical material extraction, processing, and recycling to create a first-of-its-kind closed-loop, low-to-zero carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive green economy. We will achieve this mission through a multi-pronged strategy grounded in technology, integration, and sustainability.
Titanium has the potential to be a key critical material via substitution for widely used higher-carbon metals, particularly stainless steel and aluminum. Titanium is a superior metal to stainless steel and aluminum as it has combined superior properties including high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent corrosion resistance. Only Titanium’s historically high production cost has held it back from being used widely as a substitute for stainless steel and aluminum.
Additionally, Titanium metal manufacturing capacity in the U.S. from titanium minerals is almost non-existent. As of 2021 the current U.S. titanium metal demand from the aerospace, medical, space and defense sectors are almost completely reliant on international supply chains that are increasingly controlled by Chinese and Russian enterprises. These supply chains are not only environmentally and socially unsustainable but are also a threat to national security given the use of titanium metal within the U.S. defense sector.
IperionX’s mission is to be a leading developer of US-based sustainable critical mineral and critical material supply chains, to facilitate the global transition towards a closed-loop, low-to-zero carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive green economy.
We have secured an exclusive license to ground-breaking titanium processing technologies that enable the development of a mineral-to-metal, low-carbon, cost-competitive high quality titanium supply chain. These technologies have been proven to be effective means of producing titanium at the pilot scale and have shown the potential to be applied to other critical minerals as well.
Our immediate focus is on the commercialization of these proprietary advanced titanium metal manufacturing technologies to re-shore the titanium metal and other critical mineral supply chains in North America, facilitated via a large source of titanium and other critical minerals, including rare earth elements, at our Titan Critical Minerals Project in Tennessee.
This strategy would allow for the substitution of Titanium metal in structural applications providing for closed loop recyclability, longer product lifetimes, and increased product reusability. The goal is to create a domestic U.S. circular, closed loop titanium metal supply chain that would have a focus on environmental sustainability and social equity whilst also providing sustainable, low carbon valuable by-product critical raw minerals including rare earth elements.
Iperion X’s business operations, including our Advanced Titanium Manufacturing Technologies and the Titan Project, will be required to comply with applicable federal and local environmental protection laws and regulations and licensing and permitting requirements, including:
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, Superfund)
- Clean Air Act (CAA)
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Endangered Species Act (ESA)
- Federal Mine Safety and Health Act
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
IperionX is closely engaged with U.S. federal & state governments and government agencies to re-shore domestic supply chains of materials that are critical to America’s national security and economic success. Links to documents submitted by IperionX to U.S. federal government departments can be found below:
- Department of Energy: Request for Information on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities
- Department of Energy: Request for Information on Establishing a New Manufacturing Institute
- Department of Energy: Request for Information on Energy Sector Supply Chain Review
- Department of Energy: REMADE Institute Request for Information
- Department of Defense: Request for Comments: One-Year Response to ”America’s Supply Chains”
- Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey: 2021 Draft List of Critical Minerals
By using titanium extraction, processing, and manufacturing as proof-of-concept for our proprietary technology and products, we will help to create a new, self-sustaining global supply chain that will help manufacturers around the world:
- Better incorporate scrap recycling and raw materials in a cleaner, resource-efficient, closed-loop system
- Ensure longer product lifetimes and increased product reusability
- Increase profits
- Help industry meet and exceed compliance standards
- Lower or zero-out carbon footprint
- Become more socially responsible
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