Unlocking the full economic potential of our energy metals by creating and demonstrating the breakthrough technologies
The global energy transformation will depend on the sustainable supply of critical metals and related minerals to build the renewable energy technologies required to accelerate this shift.
Australia is well positioned to capitalise on this surging demand given our strong resource base and growing internal market for renewable energy and energy storage. Australia has most, if not all, of the minerals required but these are exported, not turned into the products we need here in Australia. We can realise great economic benefits through sustainably producing refined metals, pre-cursor chemicals, alloys, active materials and manufactured products as well as improving the affordability of these technologies. This will ensure Australia's energy independence into the future, secure our path to Net Zero, and position Australia as a trusted global supplier of critical minerals and renewable energy technologies.
The demonstration of a range of renewable energy technologies, both mature and emergent, is required to support industry and communities, both local and international, to enable the energy transformation. By identifying new locations for smelting and manufacturing activity, investing in emissions-saving processes, and supporting circular supply chains, we can deliver jobs and prosperity to the Australian people.