The European Union is accelerating plans to develop lithium mining and refining capacity on its territory as part of a concerted EU push to develop a strategic value chain for manufacturing batteries for electric cars inside Europe.
By Dave Keating|2018-11-14T07:41:50+00:00november 14th, 2018|aluminium, circular economy, cobalt, copper, Emissions trading scheme, lead, lithium, Metals, mining, News, Nickel, Raw materials, Steel, zinc|
The green economy usually brings to mind traditional renewable materials such as wood, biomass, water and earth. Less likely poster children are the big metals that have formed the backbone of the industrial revolution – steel, copper, iron, tin and aluminium.
As excitement builds about the opportunities of the new green economy, concerns are growing as well. The economic transition will require new grid infrastructure, new distribution models and, perhaps most importantly, more raw materials, says Kornelis ...