Re-localising the extraction of mineral resources: the challenges of lithium in Europe

MINEX Forum | July 3, 2020
img0 Author: Blandine Gourcerol (MENAFN – The Conversation) Among the challenges that await Europe and France in ‘the world to come’ is the re-localisation of our supply of essential mineral ores. The fact is that France imports almost 100% of its metals and a significant proportion of the strategic minerals that its industry uses. In addition ...

Europe’s climate goal: Revolution

MINEX Forum | June 18, 2020
img0 his article is part of the special report The World in 2050. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen likes to compare her Green Deal to “Europe’s man on the moon moment.” That’s almost certainly a galactic understatement. Cutting the Continent’s emissions to “net zero” — meaning Europe would sequester at least as much greenhouse gases as it ...

Europe’s plan to introduce a carbon import tax is forcing Russia to go green

Anastasia Bogdanova | March 9, 2020
img0 Europe wants to be carbon neutral by 2050, and is about to introduce a carbon import duty that is already forcing Russia’s biggest companies to speed up their efforts to go green. As part of the EU’s Green Deal launched last year, the European Commission (EC) published its European Climate Law on March 4 that includes a “Carbon Border ...

Lithium in Serbia, there may be a fortune buried in a forgotten corner of Europe

MINEX Forum | September 1, 2019
img0 Some estimate that the continent’s largest reserves of lithium⁠—the metal used for batteries⁠ —are in Serbia. The hard part might be getting it out. The ancient scooter gurgling through a languid summer afternoon brought groceries and a fistful of cash to Sasa Antic’s house. Like many of his neighbors, the 30-year-old Serb hasn’t had a ...

European lithium projects gain attention amid push toward electric vehicles

MINEX Forum | June 14, 2019
img0 European lithium projects are making a fresh push for capital, eager to supply the white metal to a burgeoning network of battery manufacturers and electric vehicle makers across the continent, the world’s second-largest EV market after China. A regional EV supply chain would help achieve European Union goals to lower carbon emissions, cut fossil fuel ...