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Wednesday, November 18 2020 - 04:39
ioneer Joins major US Industry Organisation Advocating for Zero Emission Transportation by 2030
RENO, Nev. and SYDNEY, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


   -- ioneer becomes founding member of new Zero Emission Transportation
      Association (ZETA) in the US. 
   -- ZETA is advocating for 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales throughout the
      light-, medium-, and heavy-duty sectors by 2030. 
   -- ioneer is one of the earliest members of ZETA, which now includes 28
      companies including US majors Tesla, ChargePoint, Uber and Duke Energy. 
   -- ioneer is one of two ASX-listed member companies. 
   -- ioneer's Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project is the most advanced
      lithium project in the United States. Lithium is a key component in
      electric vehicle batteries. 
   -- ZETA is the first industry-backed coalition in the US advocating for the
      full adoption of electric vehicles by 2030.

ioneer Ltd (ioneer or the Company) (ASX: INR), an emerging US lithium–boron 
producer, today announced that it has joined a group of 28 companies to launch 
the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), an organisation dedicated 
to achieving 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States by 2030.

ZETA is the first coalition of its kind in the US that brings together industry 
leaders, advocates and non-governmental organisations across the 
transportation, clean energy and technology sectors to drive policy changes 
that accelerate electric vehicle adoption. 

ioneer was one of the first companies to become a ZETA member. In its goal to 
promote a sustainable future, ioneer joins ZETA alongside major American 
companies and pioneers such as Tesla, ChargePoint, Uber, and Duke Energy (see 
full member list below). 

ioneer owns the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project in Nevada, US. Lithium is 
an irreplaceable component in lithium-ion batteries, which are essential to 
EVs, green energy storage systems and other emissions reducing technologies. It 
is used specifically in the production of battery cathode materials for EVs and 
is listed as a "critical mineral" by the US Federal Government. 

ioneer's Managing Director, Bernard Rowe, said:

"ioneer's mission is to support a sustainable, lower carbon future through the 
responsible production of lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide and boric acid, 
which are vital materials to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a 
globally sustainable future. We view a global shift to electric vehicles as 
central to our mission. As the most developed lithium project in the United 
States, not only are we excited to be working closely with fellow leaders 
across the automotive supply chain, we understand the importance of ensuring US 
national policy supports a greener future."  

Through ZETA, member organisations will seek to educate the public on the 
climate benefits of electrification and advocate for policies that accelerate 
the transition to zero emissions vehicles. ZETA expects that these policy 
changes will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, secure American global 
EV manufacturing leadership, dramatically improve public health and 
significantly reduce carbon pollution. 

ZETA's first task will be to advocate for change in five key policy areas:

   1. Outcome-driven consumer EV incentives; 
   2. Emissions / performance standards enabling full electrification by 2030; 
   3. Infrastructure investments; 
   4. Domestic manufacturing across the EV supply chain, from critical minerals
      to vehicles; and 
   5. Federal leadership and cooperation with sub-national entities.

Learn more at   

This ASX release has been authorised by ioneer Managing Director Bernard Rowe.

Bernard Rowe
ioneer Ltd
Managing Director
T: +61 419 447 280 

Jane Munday / Megan Moore
FTI Consulting
Investor & Media Relations (Australia)
T: +61 488 400 248 / +61 434 225 643 / 

Grace Altman
FTI Consulting
Investor & Media Relations (USA)
T: +1 917 208 9352 

Joe Britton
Executive Director
T: +1-703-328-8016 


ioneer Ltd is the 100% owner of the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project 
located in Nevada, USA, the only known lithium-boron deposit in North America 
and one of only two known such deposits in the world. The Definitive 
Feasibility Study (DFS)[1] completed in April 2020 confirmed Rhyolite Ridge as 
a world-class Lithium and Boron Project that is expected to become a globally 
significant, long-life, low-cost source of lithium and boron vital to a 
sustainable future.


ZETA brings together those who support meeting the goal of 100% electric 
vehicle sales by 2030. This diverse non-partisan group coordinates public 
education efforts and US Federal policy development to promote EV adoption with 
the goal of creating American electric vehicle manufacturing jobs, better 
serving consumers, improving air quality and public health, and significantly 
reducing carbon pollution.

1. ABB Inc.
2. Albemarle
3. Arrival
4. Charge Point
5. ConEdison
6. Copper Development Association
7. Duke Energy
8. Edison International
9. Enel X
10. EVBox
11. EVgo
12. ioneer
13. Li-Cycle
14. Lordstown Motor Company
15. Lucid Motors
16. Piedmont Lithium
17. PG&E Corporation
18. Proterra
19. Redwood Materials
20. Rivian
21. Siemens
22. Southern Company
23. SRP
24. Tesla
25. Vistra
26. Volta
27. Uber
28. WAVE

[1] Refer ASX release titled 'ioneer Delivers Definitive Feasibility Study that 
Confirms Rhyolite Ridge as a World-Class Lithium and Boron Project' announced 
30 April 2020.

SOURCE: ioneer