Demand for critical raw materials for the energy transition is reaching new dimensions, according to a report by the International Energy Agency.
The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) has investigated the current supply situation for the noble gas helium. The raw material is of great importance, especially for medical technology, but also for semiconductor and glass fiber production. However, there is little reliable data on production volumes and global demand.
Infineon and Foxconn are building on mutual support and knowledge sharing in semiconductor production and electric vehicle development.
Cep study shows regional opportunities for the European hydrogen economy. EU bureaucracy could become an obstacle, however.
The raw materials produced in Australia are to be used in offshore wind turbines.