Impossible Metals, a start-up focused on reinventing the mining industry with a specific focus on battery metals, is aiming to provide materials, but in a more responsible way than has historically been done. Founder Oliver Gunasekara believes the transition away from fossil fuels requires larger and larger amounts of battery metals such as nickel and cobalt. Gunasekara was inspired by the worst wildfires he had ever seen, which occurred just after he’d sold his previous company, leading him to found a company in the climate tech space. Turning supply chain constraints into a solution is another issue facing Impossible Metals, which aims to bring responsibly sourced, efficient and affordable battery metals to the market.

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