The University of Toronto and Vale Energy Transition Metals announced a partnership this week to accelerate the next generation of sustainable critical mineral projects. The partnership will focus primarily on decarbonization and the energy transition economy. It will include sponsored research projects, training, professional development, and community engagement mechanisms. “Through this new partnership, we are keeping Canada at the forefront of innovation, and further strengthening our position as a trusted global supplier of sustainably sourced critical minerals,” said U of T VP, Research & Innovation, & Strategic Initiatives Leah Cowen. Vale will contribute an initial $1.6M over three years to the university.