UK Critical Minerals Strategy

Thursday 15th September 2022

Theatre :  Skills, Training and Strategy 

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Almost every part of modern daily life relies on minerals, often mined thousands of miles away.

As technology evolves faster than ever, we become more and more reliant on a new cohort of minerals. We are moving to a world powered by critical minerals: we need lithium, cobalt and graphite to make batteries for electric cars; silicon and tin for our electronics; rare earth elements for electric cars and wind turbines.

The world in 2040 is expected to need 4 times as many critical minerals for clean energy technologies as it does today.

How can UK maximise what it produces along the critical minerals value chain – through mining, refining, manufacturing and recycling – in a way that creates jobs and growth and protects communities and our natural environment?

Edmund Ward, Business Sector - Advanced Manufacturing at BEISEdmund Ward Head of Manufacturing & Resource Strategy
BEIS
Guy Hatcher, Technical Director & Co-Founder at Green LithiumGuy Hatcher Technical Director & Co-Founder
Green Lithium
Jeff Townsend, Founder of the Critical Minerals AssociationJeff Townsend Founder
Critical Minerals Association
kunal sinha, Head of Global Recycling, GlencoreKunal Sinha Global Head of Recycling
Glencore

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