UK Critical Minerals Strategy

Thursday 15th September 2022

Theatre :  Skills, Training and Strategy 


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
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

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