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German Game Changer in Mineral Supplies

The article presents serious changes in the demand for and extraction of raw materials in Germany and Europe, which are caused by the drastic changes in the legal and social framework. Only recently, the German government passed the Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains. This new law requires companies to abide by a standard of due diligence ...

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The Mine Life Cycle and the United Nations 2030 Agenda – A Sustainability Analysis

Agenda 2030 and the sustainable development goals have continued the process of giving equal consideration to social, ecological and economic aspects in the planning and implementation of projects of all kinds. The dynamics associated with the increasing world population, globalization and the fight against the climate crisis have taken on an essential role. This brings to bear developments and instruments ...

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Minerals for the Energy Transition and their Carbon Footprint

Energy transition involves navigating an exit strategy for use of fossil commodities. But the technologies require other minerals which are getting new applications. Beyond their role in the steel- and metals industries demand now extends into electro-mobility and regenerative energy supply. Their primary production and refining is energy-intensive, suggesting a need for more climate friendly processes. 1  Energy transition creates ...

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Reallabor Nivelstein – Sustainable Structures for a Future-oriented Raw Material Supply

A secure and sustainable supply of raw materials is one of the societal challenges of our time. At the same time, the extraction of raw materials itself faces challenges of great complexity. These include, among others, the trend towards lower grade deposits, increasing requirements for carbon neutral raw material extraction and rapid advancements in digital technologies. To meet this complexity, ...

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