The energy transition is accompanied by a massive demand for raw materials. According to a new study, the EU is even threatened with supply bottlenecks for critical metals such as lithium and rare earths in the medium term.
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Indonesien plant den Aufbau einer eigenen Seltene-Erden-Industrie. Geologische Daten deuten auf mehrere potenzielle Lagerstätten hin. Ein großer Teil der wertvollen Rohstoffe soll in den Abraumhalden des jahrhundertelangen indonesischen Bergbaus zu finden sein.
Green hydrogen plays a key role in the energy transition. Hamburg is to become a hub for imports to Germany and Europe.
Sustainable hydrogen production leading to increased demand for critical raw materials. The German Raw Materials Agency DERA sees supply risks above all for iridium and scandium.
This year, perhaps more than ever before, the complexity and vulnerability of global flows of raw materials and goods have been brought to the attention of a broad public. The same applies to the strong dependence on Asia, especially on China. The envisaged energy transition also raises awareness of the fact that this dependency will increase in the future.