The new World Bank Group report, “Minerals for Climate Action: “The Mineral Intensity of the Clean Energy Transition”, states that the production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, could increase by nearly 500% by 2050, to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies. It estimates that over 3 billion tons of minerals and metals will be needed to deploy wind, solar and geothermal power, as well as energy storage, required for achieving a below 2°C future.
GeoERA Raw Materials explores potential resources within Europe adding to a higher share of responsible sourcing from domestic deposits.
The GeoERA Raw Material projects help to optimize use and management of raw materials in Europe by collecting new data and by updating and harmonising already existing data. These will be displayed in a user-friendly way at a common GeoERA platform, the European Geological Data Infrastructure EGDI. http://www.europe-geology.eu/ that will provide THE entry to information on European Raw Materials.