The new importance of ESG investments means companies extracting metal to supply clean-energy tech will have to pay more attention to their social impact
14.6% of the world's land area, an area greater than Russia, has been modified by humans, according to researchers.
Billions of tonnes of metal were mined in 2019 - but which were the most mined?
With clean energy technologies requiring more minerals than fossil fuel-based counterparts, mining and cement industries both have a key role to play in the transition.
While the combination of metals in a smartphone may vary, most smartphones can carry roughly 80% of the stable elements that are on the periodic table.
The mining and cement industries contribute over 10% of the world’s CO₂ emissions, but demand in both industries remains high and decarbonisation efforts should be accelerated.
HYBRIT delivered the first fossil-free steel to a customer in Sweden, only a year after starting test operations at its pilot plant in Lulea.
Reforesting surface-mined land can be tricky – but this US nonprofit is doing just that to help reduce the impact of climate change and create local jobs.
Electric vehicles' batteries require metals like lithium. These can be recycled from existing batteries through bioleaching, using microbes to oxidise metal.
Steel is the foundation of our buildings, vehicles, and industries, with 1,864 million metric tons of crude steel produced in 2020, according to the World Steel Association.
New report from ICMM highlights the critical role the mining industry can play in supporting mining communities to develop the skills needed for new roles.
Only a small percentage of Li-ion batteries are recycled and in several well documented cases, the cobalt needed to make them is mined using child labor.
We outline the 10 forces which will impact and shape the future of mining and how responsible businesses should approach the complex challenges ahead.
This research is a positive step towards increasing the sustainability of rare-earth metals, while helping the supply chain in the digital revolution.
Realizing the energy transition poses some major challenges. Could a hybrid approach that leverages fossil fuel energy alongside renewables be the answer?