TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greenland Resources Inc. (NEO:MOLY, FSE:2LF) (“Greenland Resources” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Ms. Nauja Bianco, M.Pol.Sci has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Bianco will specifically help the Company on the social and governmental relations in respect of the development of the Malmbjerg Molybdenum Project in east Greenland.
Nauja Bianco was born and raised in the capital of Nuuk, Greenland. She currently resides in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is the Chief Executive Officer of the North Atlantic House & The Greenlandic House in Odense, Denmark. Nauja has had a career in diplomacy and international relations as Chief Consultant for Greenlandic & Arctic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark and as the Advisor for Arctic and Environmental Affairs at the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen. Nauja has also worked for the Government of Greenland at the Greenland Representation to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium; and for the Department for Culture, Education, Research and Ecclesiastical Affairs in Greenland. Nauja has also taught at Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland in Nuuk. Nauja holds a Bachelor’s Degree (1998-2001) and a Master’s Degree (2002-2004), both in Political Science from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Dr. Ruben Shiffman, Chairman, founder commented: “Nauja represents the best of Greenland. She has spent her entire professional career helping the people of Greenland, including the people on the east coast where her family is from and where our Malmbjerg Molybdenum Project is located. As the regulatory and social side of the project moves swiftly and according to plan, Nauja will help ensure the project aligns with the values and needs of the people in Greenland, creating a positive contribution to their lives.”
Ms. Nauja Bianco said: “I’ve been following Greenland Resources Malmbjerg project for a while and I am delighted to join their Board of Directors. My role is to create awareness about the economic needs and the needs of the people at large and how to best approach the Greenlandic society in going forward with the project. I’m happy to build this type of bridge between Greenland and Canada and, hope to add value to the work of Greenland Resources Inc.”
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Mr. Jim Steel, P.Geo., M.B.A., a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release.
About Greenland Resources Inc.
Greenland Resources is a Canadian reporting issuer with the Ontario Securities Commission as its principal regulator and is focused on the development of its 100% owned world-class Climax type pure molybdenum deposit located in central east Greenland. The Malmbjerg molybdenum deposit has pit-constrained Measured and Indicated Resources of 281 million tonnes at 0.18% MoS2, for 661 million pounds of contained molybdenum metal (Tetra Tech, 2021). The Malmbjerg project benefits from a 2008 Feasibility Study completed by Wardrop (now Tetra Tech), an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (SRK, 2007), an engineering optimization Concept Study (DRA, 2019) and had a previous exploitation license granted in 2009. With offices in Toronto, the Company is led by a management team with an extensive track record in the mining industry and capital markets. For further details, please refer to our web site (www.greenlandresources.ca) as well as our Canadian regulatory filings on Greenland Resources’ profile at www.sedar.com
About Molybdenum and the European Union
Molybdenum is a metal used mainly in steel and chemicals that is needed in all technologies in the upcoming green energy transition (World Bank, 2020; IEA, 2021). When added to steel and cast iron, it enhances strength, hardenability, weldability, toughness, temperature strength, and corrosion resistance. Based on data from the International Molybdenum Association and the European Commission Steel Report, the world produced around 546 million pounds of molybdenum in 2020 where the European Union (“EU”) as the second largest steel producer in the world used approximately 25% of global molybdenum supply and has no domestic molybdenum production. To a greater degree, the EU steel dependent industries like the automotive, construction, and engineering, represent around 18% of the EU’s ≈ US$16 trillion GDP. Greenland Resources Malmbjerg molybdenum project has the potential to supply in and for the EU approximately 25 million pounds per year, of environmentally friendly molybdenum from a responsible EU Associate member country, for decades to come.
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