Zelandez’s co-founder and CEO, Gene Morgan, is featured in an exclusive article in this month’s edition of North American Mining. Gene’s article details how older lithium mines can help America achieve its alternative energy independence. Gene discusses how older processes and technologies used in lithium mines need to be avoided. He also explains why there must be greater adoption of newer technologies and processes, such as Direct Lithium Extraction, which will contribute to an increase in lithium production and the modernization of aging American lithium mines. The importance of monitoring brine and freshwater levels to verify that brine pumping is not adversely affecting the water systems is also covered. Finally, the article also touches on the critical importance of human capital in the lithium mining sector. With the growth in demand for energy sources dependent on lithium, especially electric vehicles, this is a very relevant article.