Uranium is once again attracting attention. Some of the recent catalysts include a court decision in Japan that could restart two reactors as well as an agreement for Canada to supply 3,000 tonnes of uranium over five years. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, there are 69 nuclear reactors under development and 184 on order or planned. This is in addition to the 438 that are currently operating throughout the world. China uses 19 million pounds of uranium per year and that is expected to grow to 73 million by 2030. The United States is currently the world's largest consumer of uranium at more than 50 million pounds per year, yet only produces about 4.7 million of that demand annually. People have long wondered where this uranium is going to come from? Is this now the time when the expected supply squeeze will power the stock prices of many uranium-related companies.
Antony FroggattAuthor, World Nuclear Industry Status Report
Antony Froggatt is an independent consultant on international energy issues and a senior research fellow at Chatham House (also known as the Royal Institute for International Affairs). He is the author or co-author of the "Global Status of the Nuclear Industry and its Opportunities for Expansion", the "World Nuclear Industry Status Report", "Changing Climates – Interdependencies on Energy and Climate Security for China and Europe", and "Comparisons Among Different Decommissioning Funds Methodologies for Nuclear Installations".
Peter DaslerCEO, CanAlaska
Recognizing the favorable upturn of the uranium cycle in early 2004, Mr. Dasler positioned CanAlaska Uranium (then CanAlaska Ventures Ltd.) to become a significant presence in the field of Canadian uranium exploration by staking mineral claims in the most favorable districts of Canada's Athabasca Basin, home to the world's largest-richest uranium mines. He has since assembled an expert geological team that has enabled CanAlaska to carry out over $50 million in exploration and advance multiple uranium projects towards discovery. Mr. Dasler possesses a comprehensive mineral exploration and public company management background, having worked for over 20 years in Canada as an executive and consulting geologist for companies engaged in the exploration for gold, copper, platinum, nickel, molybdenum, lead and zinc. Previously, he held the position of Mine Manager and Production Manager of the 10 mil. ton per annum Taharoa Ironsand Mine in his native New Zealand. Mr. Dasler holds Bachelor's (1974) and Master's (1981) degrees in Geology from Canterbury University, New Zealand and is Qualified and Registered as a Professional Geologist in British Columbia, and acts as a "Qualified Person" under the definition used in National Instrument 43 101.
Daniel MajorCEO, Goviex
Daniel Major is a mining engineer from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK. His career spans over 25 years in the mining industry where he has established a solid track record initially with Rio Tinto at the Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia and later as a mining analyst with HSBC Plc followed by JP Morgan Chase & Co. in London. More recently Mr. Major was Chief Executive and later Non-Executive Chairman of Basic Element Mining and Resource Division in Russia, and held leadership positions in several Canadian listed mining companies with exploration and producing assets in Canada, Russia and South America.
Bryn JonesDirector, Uranium Equities
Bryn has been instrumental in the development of the Company's uranium from phosphoric acid technology, the "PhosEnergy Process". Bryn has extensive experience in the uranium industry, particularly in the development and operation of In-Situ Recovery (ISR) mines gained during his time at Heathgate Resources, the operator of the Beverley Uranium Mine. Bryn has also worked for Worley Parsons on the Olympic Dam Expansion Project and consulted on various ISR operations around the world. Bryn has been a Director since 2009 and was Managing Director until March 2014. Bryn is Managing Director of PhosEnergy Limited.