Kachan in CNBC
“Look for food prices to increase in 2012,” says [Kachan & Co. managing partner Dallas] Kachan. “Crop yields today are dependent on inexpensive oil and gas, especially petroleum-based fertilizers ... change in how we produce food is needed now.”
Thinking About Food at Davos, Jan 22, 2012
Quoted in the press
“The world has had hundreds of years of dirty mining. It’s taking time for new clean technologies that are quietly emerging to prove themselves economically.”
Clean-Mining Technology Pulls Rare-Earth Metals Out of Water, Mar 1, 2012
US based company American Manganese has developed a less energy- and water-intensive way to produce manganese, according to a research report published by Kachan & Co.
US based mining firm develops eco-friendly way to produce Manganese, Feb 17, 2012
"Proving the process at scale in the field will be the company’s biggest challenge, but early indications are encouraging."
American Manganese process 'promising', Feb 17, 2012
The report titled “American Manganese’s Clean Extraction Process” and authored by cleantech analysis firm Kachan & Co. outlines the hydrometallurgical process and assesses the probability of American Manganese becoming the lowest cost producer of electrolytic manganese metal worldwide.
American Manganese’s Hydrometallurgical Process a Promising Means of Recovering Low-Grade Manganese: Report, Feb 17, 2012
"On paper and in pilot, American Manganese's hydrometallurgical process is promising."
American Manganese releases new report on revolutionary hydrometallurgical process, Feb 17, 2012
"The near closed loop nature of the process appears to result in high grade electrolytic manganese metal with little environmental impact and at a low cost."
American Manganese advances AZ Artillery Peak Project Metallurgy, Feb 17, 2012