Rare Earth Mining Media Alert for Defense Metals (TSX-V: $DEFN.V) (OTCQB: $DFMTF) - Stocks mentioned - NIO, DEFENSE METALS, GEELY

 

Vancouver, British Columbia - February 10, 2021 (www.waternewswire.com) Media alert for Defense Metals Corp. (TSX-V:DEFN / OTCQB:DFMTF / FSE: 35D). The company was featured in the following article:

Full article and Original source https://news.financial/comments/nio-defense-metals-geely-collapse-looms

The energy turnaround is in full swing. The sales figures for electric cars alone increased by over 100% compared to the previous year. The demand for the new vehicles is unbroken. The demand for raw materials needed to build new-generation batteries and motors already significantly exceeds supply. Added to this is the trade war with China. If no adequate alternatives are found here, there is a threat of collapse.

THE BALL IS IN CHINA'S COURT

In addition to lithium, which is needed for the construction of batteries, there is also an enormous surplus demand for other raw materials, which will become even more acute in the coming years. For example, permanent magnets for electric motors are produced based on rare earth metals. At the moment, 80% of rare earth production still occurs in China, which has a virtual monopoly. Due to the US trade dispute, this can lead to enormous supply bottlenecks in the Western world.

Thus, as early as 2017, former President Trump attempted to free the US from dependence on China for rare earth metals by issuing an Executive Order. That Executive Order was followed in early October 2018 by a presidential declaration declaring a national mining emergency to establish a US domestic rare earth metals stockpile for military needs.

THE US COOPERATES WITH CANADA

The next steps and closer cooperation in the production of electric cars is now to take place between the neighboring countries of Canada and the United States. Canadian leader Trudeau stressed that Canada and the United States can work more closely together on supplies of critical minerals needed to make batteries for cars and other clean technologies. Canada has many of the rare earth metals needed for car batteries and solar panels, he said.

General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Stellantis NV already announced plans to produce electric vehicles in Canada. "There are a lot of really great opportunities to develop partnerships and manufacturing facilities not just for the North American market, but for the whole world," Trudeau added.

LIKE WINNING THE LOTTERY

Defense Metals . (TSX-V: DEFN / OTCQB: DFMTF / FSE: 35D). CEO Craig Taylor is exceptionally pleased with the Canadian and US governments' current integration plans for electric vehicles and critical commodities such as rare earth metals. Not surprisingly, his Company is one of the primary beneficiaries of the envisioned cooperation. Thus, the Company leader made the following comments: "As we continue to develop the 1,708-hectare Wicheeda rare earth deposit near Prince George in British Columbia, we are actively working with government agencies and affiliated government groups. We expect 2021 to be a very busy year for our Company."

The stock chart shows that Defense Metals is on the right track. The share price has almost tripled since last year, from EUR 0.10 to now EUR 0.27. The stock market value is currently EUR 13.50 million. Should Canada become the new center of rare earth metals in the western world, Defense Metals should profit from this. The share is traded not only on the home stock exchange in Toronto but also in Germany.

FANTASTIC DEVELOPMENT

Chinese automaker NIO (NYSE: NIO) is currently valued at USD 90 billion on the stock market, making it more valuable than Daimler and BMW. The share price has increased fifteenfold within a year. Unlike its peer group, NIO uses a battery swap system, which is very complex and expensive to develop and manufacture. The figures for the fourth quarter and the full year 2020 are now eagerly awaited. In advance, the US investment bank Morgan Stanley has already commented positively on the Chinese electric car producer and significantly increased the price target for the share. JP Morgan is also bullish on the Chinese automaker. The consensus estimates for the fourth quarter of 2020 are for Company revenue of just under USD 991 million and earnings per share of negative USD 0.08. For full-year 2020, analysts expect Company revenue of USD 2.48 billion and earnings per share of negative USD 0.59.

GROWTH SLOWS DOWN

Still strong numbers with slowing momentum is how the January sales figures for electric car maker Geely (OTC: GELFY) can be summarized. A total of 156,326 vehicles were sold in the first month of the year. This figure represents an increase of 40% compared to the same period last year. Compared to December 2020, however, sales grew by only about 1%. Among the total number of cars delivered by Geely Automobile in January 2021, 4,289 were New Energy and Electrified Vehicles, representing a considerable downturn. Geely sold 7,171 units in this division in the previous month. Of the total vehicles sold in the month, there were 60,823 sedans, 93,827 SUVs and 1,676 multi-purpose cars.

Full article in German

https://www.kapitalerhoehungen.de/kommentare/nio-defense-metals-geely-es-droht-der-kollaps

Excerpt

Die Energiewende ist in vollem Gange. Allein die Absatzzahlen der Elektroautomobile konnten um über 100% gegenüber dem Vorjahr gesteigert werden. Die Nachfrage nach den neuen Fahrzeugen ist ungebrochen. Der Bedarf an Rohstoffen, die für den Bau von Batterien und Motoren der neuen Generation benötigt werden, übersteigen schon jetzt das Angebot deutlich. Hinzu kommt der Handelskrieg mit China. Findet man hier keine adäquaten Alternativen, droht der Kollaps.

CHINA AM ZUG

Neben Lithium, dass für die Bau der Batterien gebraucht wird, besteht auch bei anderen Rohstoffen enormer Nachfrageüberhang, der sich in den nächsten Jahren noch deutlich zuspitzen wird. Auf Grundlage seltener Erdmetalle werden zum Beispiel Permanentmagneten für Elektromotoren hergestellt. Die Produktion der seltenen Erden findet im Augenblick noch zu 80% in China statt, das Land besitzt quasi ein Monopol. Durch den Handelsstreit mit den USA kann es dadurch in der westlichen Welt zu enormen Angebotsengpässen führen. So versuchte bereits 2017 der frühere Präsident Trump mit dem Erlass einer Executive Order, die USA von der Abhängigkeit durch China in Bezug auf die seltenen Erdmetalle loszueisen. Dieser Executive Order folgte Anfang Oktober 2018 eine Erklärung des Präsidenten, in der er den nationalen Notstand im Bergbau ausrief, mit dem Ziel, ein inländisches seltene Erdmetalllager der USA für militärische Erfordernisse einzurichten.

USA KOOPERIERT MIT KANADA

Nun solle zwischen den Nachbarländern Kanada und den Vereinigten Staaten die nächsten Schritte und eine engere Zusammenarbeit bei der Produktion von Elektroautos erfolgen. So betonte das kanadische Oberhaupt Trudeau, dass Kanada und die Vereinigten Staaten bei der Versorgung mit kritischen Mineralien, die für die Herstellung von Batterien für Autos und andere saubere Technologien benötigt werden, enger zusammenarbeiten können. Kanada habe viele der seltenen Erdmetalle, die für Autobatterien und Solarpaneele benötigt werden. General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co und Stellantis NV kündigten bereits an, Elektrofahrzeuge in Kanada zu produzieren. "Es gibt eine Menge wirklich großartiger Möglichkeiten, Partnerschaften und Produktionsanlagen nicht nur für den nordamerikanischen Markt, sondern für die ganze Welt zu entwickeln", fügte Trudeau hinzu.

WIE EIN SECHSER IM LOTTO

Äußerst zufrieden zeigt sich der CEO von Defense Metals, Craig Taylor, im Hinblick auf die jüngsten Integrationspläne der kanadischen und US-amerikanischen Regierung in Bezug auf Elektrofahrzeuge und kritische Rohstoffe wie seltene Erdmetalle. Kein Wunder, ist sein Unternehmer ja einer der Hauptprofiteure der angedachten Kooperation. So äußerte sich der Unternehmenslenker wie folgt: "Im Zuge des weiteren Ausbaus der 1.708 Hektar großen Seltenerdlagerstätte Wicheeda in der Nähe von Prince George in British Columbia arbeiten wir aktiv mit Regierungsbehörden und angeschlossenen Regierungsgruppen zusammen. Wir gehen davon aus, dass 2021 für unser Unternehmen ein sehr arbeitsreiches Jahr werden wird."

Dass Defense Metals auf dem richtigen Weg ist, zeigt der Aktienchart. So konnte sich der Kurs seit dem vergangenen Jahr von 0,10 EUR auf aktuell 0,27 EUR fast verdreifachen. Der Börsenwert liegt im Moment bei 13,50 Mio. EUR. Sollte Kanada zum neuen Zentrum der seltenen Erdmetalle in der westlichen Welt aufsteigen, dürfte Defense Metals extrem davon profitieren, Die Aktie wird neben der Heimatbörse in Toronto auch in Deutschland gehandelt.

Author
STEFAN FEULNER

About Defense Metals Corp. https://defensemetals.com/

Defense Metals Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition of mineral deposits containing metals and elements commonly used in the electric power market, military, national security and the production of "GREEN" energy technologies, such as, high strength alloys and rare earth magnets. Defense Metals has an option to acquire 100% of the 1,708 hectare Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Property located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Defense Metals Corp. trades in Canada under the symbol "DEFN" on the TSX Venture Exchange, in the United States, under "DFMTF" on the OTCQB and in Germany on the Frankfurt Exchange under "35D".

For further information, please contact:

Todd Hanas, Bluesky Corporate Communications Ltd.

Vice President, Investor Relations

Tel: (778) 994 8072

Email: todd@blueskycorp.ca

Forward Looking Information

This news release contains "forward‐looking information or statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, which may include, without limitation, statements relating to finding partnerships, securing potential offtake agreements, and other business opportunities, the technical, financial and business prospects of the Company, its project and other matters. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the price of rare earth elements, the ability to achieve its goals, that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner, that financing will be available if and when needed and on reasonable terms. Such forward-looking information reflects the Company’s views with respect to future events and is subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions, adverse weather conditions, failure to maintain all necessary government permits, approvals and authorizations, failure to maintain community acceptance (including First Nations), decrease in the price of rare earth elements, the impact of Covid-19 or other viruses and diseases on the Company’s ability to operate increase in costs, litigation, and failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations. The Company does not undertake to update forward‐looking statements or forward‐looking information, except as required by law.

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