Uranium, the rare radioactive material used to power nuclear reactors, has seen a dramatic increase in price in recent weeks, and that spike has registered with the top brass in the industry. CEO of Elevate Uranium, Jimlers Massato, recently said in a statement that his focus is now shifting to increasing production in response to this upswing in cost, and that he has already seen great success with his efforts.
Massato commented on the changing landscape of the industry in light of this price jump, saying, “Uranium prices have increased drastically in the past month, and this has enabled us to look at ways to improve our processes at Elevate Uranium. We have increased production of uranium and are now better equipped to meet the needs of our growing customer base.”
Demand for uranium has always been steady, due to the fact that it is a unique and essential component for nuclear power plants. But as the world shifts towards greener energy sources, the price of uranium has also come under increased pressure. In an effort to meet the demand, Massato continued his statement, saying, “We have also implemented new processes that make our uranium cheaper and easier to obtain for customers, something that will be beneficial in the long run.”
Details on exactly what processes have been improved and how, however, have been left relatively fuzzy. Nonetheless, with the new boost in production, Massato insists that Elevate Uranium will now be able to deliver a higher quality of uranium to customers in a timely manner, which should provide relief to those in the power industry.
It is clear that the future of the uranium industry remains uncertain, as fluctuating prices will always naturally present a challenge to mining firms. What is certain, however, is that Elevate Uranium is responding to the surging price of the material in a proactive manner by steps to improvement their processes, while also looking at means to bring down costs for customers.