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Europe’s resilience on raw materials – how did GeoERA contribute

Antje Wittenberg , Daniel P. S. de Oliveira , Lisbeth Flindt Jørgensen , Tom Heldal & F. Javier González Sanz
Europe’s Green Transition is a declared key political goal in the European Union. The technology needed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 relies heavily on metals and minerals. Responsible sourcing and short travel distances of the required materials make a positive contribution to an environmental balance. In addition, raw materials make an important contribution to the well-being of a society. Hence, the United Nations sees raw materials as the key component for achieving all 17...

The family of battery metals found in European seabed mineral deposits: The MINDeSEA perspective

Javier Gonzalez , Teresa Medialdea , Henrik Schiellerup , Irene Zananiri , Pedro Ferreira , Luis Somoza , Xavier Monteys , Trevor Alcorn , Egidio Marino , Ana Lobato , Thomas Kuhn , Johan Nyberg , Vitor Magalhaes , Rosario Lunar , Boris Malyuk , James Hein & Georgy Cherkashov
Covering 15,000,000 km2, the pan-European seas represent a promising new frontier for the exploration of mineral resources. The GeoERA-MINDeSEA consortium, a cooperative network of 12 Geological Surveys and Marine Institutes, is facing this exploration challenge. 688 seabed mineral occurrences are described in the MINDeSEA database, GIS cartographies and reports, containing valuable information on geology, metallogeny, critical raw materials prospectivity and mineral potential. Five types of mineral deposits are investigated, including seafloor massive sulphides, ferromanganese crusts,...

Towards a green future – Where is the critical raw material resource potential in Europe?

Daniel P. de Oliveira
The “Green Future”; a concept of desirable European climate-neutral living conditions, which is the goal of the EU Green Deal means a huge increase in the use of mineral raw materials. Minerals are an essential component for many of today’s rapidly growing clean energy technologies – from wind turbines and electricity networks to electric vehicles. But ensuring that these and other key technologies can continue to rely on sufficient mineral supplies to support the acceleration...

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