Blackstone Minerals said interest from joint venture partners in its Vietnamese Ta Khoa Project significantly increased following the execution of the Wabowden Nickel Project option agreement.

The company's recent agreement to acquire the Wabowden Nickel Project in Manitoba, Canada, allows it to manufacture critical mineral products compliant with the Inflation Reduction Act.

Blackstone expanded its partnership process to include original equipment manufacturers in North America and Europe seeking IRA compliant minerals to qualify for the electric vehicle tax credit.

The Ta Khoa Project is in the final stages of the joint venture partner process. The project offers low-carbon footprint products, differentiating them from other Southeast Asian nickel sources.