ADEPTH Minerals AS is founded by an experienced team with complementary experience from geoscience and subsea operations. We are based in Bergen, Norway, where there is a strong professional environment with the University in Bergen in front on deep sea minerals, together with a cluster of subsea companies developing the next generation of sustainable ocean technology.
ADEPTH Minerals mission is to find and extract commercial deep sea minerals through sustainable marine operations using new technology with low carbon intensity and by integrating big data and artificial intelligence for prospect analysis and risk assessment.
ADEPTH Minerals believe we can play an important and positive role in powering a broad-based structural transition to a more climate-neutral economy by performing sustainable exploration and extraction of deep sea minerals required in the production of renewable energy.
Minerals (including copper, zinc and cobalt) are thus a crucial enabler of the transition to a more climate neutral economy.
A low-carbon future will be mineral intensive as clean energy technologies need more materials than fossil-fuel-based electricity generation technologies (World Bank)
• The transition to a more climate neutral economy is expected generate a doubling of installed wind power, 4 times as many solar parks and 40 times higher production of electric cars by 2030 (IEA)
• New clean energy technologies will require large investments in mineral intensive electrified infrastructure (grid) (World Bank / IEA)
Deep sea minerals will be an important contributor to a carbon-neutral economy. ADEPTH Minerals will explore and produce minerals with the least environmental and societal impact as possible.
ADEPTH VALUE DRIVERS
ADEPTH Minerals is developing a digital platform for efficient and traceable handling of all available data relating to exploration and extraction of minerals
We in ADEPTH Minerals have expertise within resource estimation. We will develop our pilot model and integrate it into the digital data management platform. This will enable us to perform resource estimation of deep sea mineral deposits in a much better and more concise way, and thus reduce uncertainty in all decisions relating to exploration and extraction of marine minerals.
ADEPTH Minerals have expertise in developing and operating bespoke and state-of-the-art equipment for exploration of deep sea minerals. Our operations will always aim to minimize the direct seabed footprint to avoid habitat removal or damage – and use new technology to limit noise, vibrations and changes in light for marine species.
ADEPTH Minerals will utilize its unique competence base and network to develop strong collaboration with research departments at relevant Universities, government bodies and industrial players. This is crucial for continued development of how we explore and extract deep sea minerals in a sustainable manner - powering the transition to a climate-neutral economy.
The ADEPTH team has varied backgrounds as scientists, environmentalists, engineers and entrepreneurs who are aiming to create a leading deep sea mineral company powering the transition to carbon- neutral economy.
HANS PETTER KLOHS
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
Entrepreneur with more than 20 years senior executive management experience from the energy sector comprising seismic, subsea, drilling, exploration and production. Extensive experience from business development, M&A, corporate finance and risk management. Holds a MPhil in International Finance, BSc in Economics and BSc in Business Administration.