The second installment of our special critical minerals issue looks at blockchain-based certification and mineral tracking, demand surges caused by the global energy transition and offers a peak inside our Lab 22 additive manufacturing facility.
They are the very definition of a modern hot commodity. JANE NICHOLLS reports on how governments decide what minerals are added to the critical minerals list, and why it’s a brilliant opportunity for the Australian resources industry.
Most of us become familiar with graphite as early as primary school: it’s what you find running through the core of a pencil. It’s also a key component of brakes, lubricants, fire retardants, inks, electronics and - most crucially - batteries. RUTH DAWKINS writes
CSIRO estimates more than AUD$5 trillion of metals will be needed by 2050 to construct technologies for the green energy transition. Of that, over half is slated to come from critical minerals. DIANA TAYLOR reports