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Jack Lifton

About Jack Lifton

Jack Lifton is the Publisher and Editor in Chief for InvestorIntel.com, a capital market source celebrating its 21st year in business. He is also a Director of InvestorIntel Corp., a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of technology metals. “Technology metals” is a category term now in wide use that he coined at the beginning of the twenty-first century to describe those strategic metals whose electronic properties make our technological society possible. These include copper, the rare earths, the platinum group metals, the steel alloy metals, lithium, cobalt, graphite and most of the rare critical metals and materials necessary for our health, safety, and technologies, both consumer and military. He is on several technical advisory boards in the mining and metal refining sector and is also a founding co-principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. His consulting is done through Jack Lifton, LLC, a consultancy founded in 1999 on his retirement as the CEO of an OEM automotive supply company specializing in the process chemistry of engineered materials and metals trading. Jack Lifton LLC has advised governmental agencies both at home and abroad on metals industries supply chain issues and has done extensive due diligence on mining, refining, and the fabrication of metals for financial institutions globally. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a frequent speaker at both professional and industry events on both the markets for technology metals and materials, and on the use of new and newly applied technologies for the extraction, refining and fabrication of rare metals and materials. Jack Lifton is the Director of the Industrial Policy Institute, which advises governments on the development and implementation of national industrial policies for the management of critical metals and materials.   Follow Jack on Twitter @JackLifton

80 InvestorIntel Articles By Jack Lifton

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China owns the Green revolution with falling prices of critical technology minerals

Why haven’t the world’s senior miners (aka, the actual producers of non-fuel minerals as well as of oil, gas, and […]


What does the replacement of the Australian Strategic Materials CEO mean?

Australian Strategic Materials Ltd. (ASX: ASM) has accomplished the execution of a business model first described by Canada’s former Great […]


Canada gets it right with new critical materials report

Government report should be mandatory reading   Last week, Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology issued […]


DoD awards Australia’s Lynas $120 million to build a heavy rare earths facility in the USA: I have questions

Updated June 28, 2022: Lynas’ Managing Director Amanda Lacaze provides answers below   I was intrigued last week when the […]


American OEM automotive industry’s big problem with lithium

… and why Elon Musk is wrong.   There isn’t enough lithium mined, and there can never be enough lithium […]


In-house production key to making Energy Fuels the world’s lowest cost producer of rare earth metals

Energy Fuels takes giant step towards complete, in-house, vertical integration in the production of rare earth permanent magnet alloys Energy […]


Hunting the big North American rare earths elephant

“Amazing discovery… I keep making this point that there is a deficit of rare earths worldwide and Appia is the […]


Betting the farm on lithium in the short term and the long term.

Politics Before Economics: The Coming Train Wreck of Peak Lithium, Mandated EVs, and Alternate Electricity Generation This is the best […]


Jack Lifton, Byron W. King and Ur-Energy’s John Cash explore the future direction of the American uranium industry

In this episode of Critical Materials Corner, Jack Lifton and Critical Materials Corner Co-Host & InvestorIntel Columnist Byron W. King speak […]


Constantine Karayannopoulos, Jack Lifton and Byron W. King on the synergies between the global rare earths’ supply and the real-world markets

In this episode of Critical Materials Corner, Jack Lifton and Critical Materials Corner Co-Host & InvestorIntel Columnist Byron W. King are joined […]