Trevor Anthony Blench, economist. Mr. Blench was involved with the Steenkampskraal project from 1989 until 2011 and has been involved with the project again since 2015. He believes that rare earths are important minerals for some clean energy technologies, like wind power and electric vehicles. He believes that thorium could be a source of clean energy and medical isotopes.
Robert Truter Louw, chemical engineer. Mr. Louw was the Steenkampskraal Project Director from 1996 until 2011 and has been the Project Director again since 2015. He is committed to the reduction of carbon emissions and to the prevention of climate change. He believes that rare earths are necessary for many clean energy technologies and that thorium could be a clean source of nuclear power.