Nano One Appoints Former US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Frank Fannon as Strategic Advisor
- Hon. Francis (Frank) Fannon joins Nano One as Strategic Advisor on Energy Resources and Global Affairs.
- Public policy and business experience in energy and supply chain.
- Appointment to strengthen Nano One’s North American commercialization and scale-up programs.
Nano One® Materials Corp. (TSX: NANO) (OTC Pink: NNOMF) (FSE: LBMB) (Nano One), is a clean technology company with patented processes for the production at low cost and low environmental footprint of high performance products used cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries. Mr. Alex Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, is pleased to introduce the Honorable Frank R. Fannon as Strategic Advisor to Nano One. Mr. Fannon’s experience and unique insight into the importance of secure and responsibly sourced domestic supplies of critical energy materials will complement Nano One’s accomplished advisory board as he supports senior management in its commercialization activities. and scaling.
“Frank is a strong leader who has had a successful career in the private and public sectors in the United States,” said Mr. Holmes, “Frank’s work at the US State Department has increased global awareness of the essential role minerals play in the energy transition and his ambition to drive new, positive energy initiatives will be an asset to Nano One. I look forward to working with Frank and the team as we move forward on the road to commercialization. ”
In May 2018, Frank was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as First Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, a position he held until January 2021. As ” American energy diplomat ”, he has led whole-of-government initiatives in the Indo-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East to advance free and open markets and supply chains responsible and resilient. Frank also created the Multi-Country Energy Resource Governance Initiative to share global mining best practices and improve governance.
“Free nations are catching up on who will shape the clean energy economy and by what standards. In order to improve our environment and our safety, we need to develop and deploy leapfrog technologies on a large scale, ”commented Frank Fannon. “I am delighted to be working with Nano One as a critical response to this call.”
Frank joins the Nano One Advisory Board with Dr Yuan Gao, Joe Lowry, Robert Morris and Dr Byron Gates.
Frank is currently Managing Director of Fannon Global Advisors, a strategic consultancy focused on geopolitics, energy transition and market transformation. He is also a Senior Non-Resident Advisor at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Technology Diplomacy at Purdue.
Prior to coming to the State Department, Frank created BHP’s Corporate Affairs United States function as Managing Director and served as Chief United States Advisor to the BHP Foundation, focusing on transparency and governance, environmental resilience and equity in education. Prior to BHP, Frank led government affairs for Murphy Oil Corporation, where he facilitated the entry of new countries into several regions and developed the industry’s first consumer energy campaign at outlets. Previously, he served as legal counsel to the US Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, where he drafted, negotiated and helped pass key laws. Frank has also served as legal counsel to Senators Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) and Pete V. Domenici (R-NM).
Frank holds a JD from the University of Denver College of Law, an MA in International Affairs, Economics and Commerce from the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies and a BA from Radford University.
About Nano One
Nano One Materials Corp (Nano One) is a clean technology company with a patented, scalable, low-carbon industrial process for the low-cost production of high-performance lithium-ion battery cathode materials. The technology is applicable to electric vehicles, energy storage, consumer electronics and next-generation batteries as part of the global campaign for a zero-emission future. Nano One’s One-Pot process, coated nanocrystalline materials and M2CAM (Metal to Cathode Active Material) technologies meet fundamental performance needs and supply chain constraints while reducing costs and carbon footprint. Nano One has received funding from various government programs and the current “Scaling of Advanced Battery Materials” project is supported by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Innovative Clean Energy Fund (ICE) of the province of Colombia. -British. Nano One is a member of Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Chain Alliance, Accelerate ZEV, representing the midpoint of the battery supply chain. For more information, please visit www.nanoone.ca.
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