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Critical Metals for Future Sustainable Technologies and their Recycling Potential

The focus of this study lies on future sustainable technologies (FST), such as renewable energies and energy efficient technologies, which will make use of indium (In), germanium (Ge), tantalum (Ta), PGM [platinum group metals, such as ruthenium (Ru), platinum (Pt) and palladium (Pd)], tellurium (Te), cobalt (Co), lithium (Li), gallium (Ga) and RE (rare earths).

These are also classified as ‘green minor metals’, which are the basis for cleaner technology innovation and therefore an issue for recycling.


Language: English
Publication date: 2009
Programme: Life Cycle | Metals Minerals
Pages: 84