U.S. launches strategy to mitigate supply risks associated with Critical Minerals


On 04 June 2019, the U.S. Administration published “A Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals”. The strategy stresses the importance of mitigating supply risks associated with the critical minerals. The report identifies six calls for action focusing on advancing research and development efforts, increasing domestic activity across the supply chain, […]

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CRM Day – Speakers’ presentations

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On 20 March 2019, the CRM Alliance hosted a successful edition of the CRM Day. The conference was dedicated to “Transitioning to a low carbon and energy efficient economy: Battery Raw Materials vs. CRMs behind the scene” and saw the participation of policymakers, member states’ counsellors, stakeholders and many more. Please find below the speakers’ […]

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Agenda of the CRM Day is now available

CRM Alliance - CRM Day - Invitation 20 March 2019

The CRM Day dedicated to “Transitioning to a low carbon and energy efficient economy: Battery Raw Materials vs CRMs behind the scene” is quickly approaching. The agenda of the event is now available here The Conference will take place on 20 March 2019 in Brussels at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue de Parnasse 19 – 1050 […]

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What Is Barytes and Where Do I Use It? Barytes (or barite) is the naturally occurring mineral barium sulphate (BaSO4). It is mainly used (70%) as a weighting agent in drilling fluids by the oil and gas industry where baryte’s high specific gravity assists in containing pressures and preventing blowouts. Barytes and barium compounds are also used as fillers […]

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What Is Gallium & Gallium Arsenide And Where Do I Use It? Elemental gallium (chemical symbol Ga) does not occur in free form in nature, but as the gallium compounds that are in trace amounts in zinc ores and in bauxite. Gallium is mainly used for the manufacturing of Gallium arsenide which is the primary […]

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What is Indium And Where Do I Use It? Indium is a very soft, ductile and malleable silver metal. It is very abundant in host metals such as zinc, lead, tin and cooper. Host metals, in contrast to minor metals, are base metals spread across the globe. Approximately 95 % of the refined indium produced […]

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Coking Coal


What is Coking Coal And Where Do I Use It? Coal is a fossil fuel and is the altered remains of prehistoric vegetation that originally accumulated in swamps and peat bogs. The quality of each coal deposit is determined by: varying types of vegetation from which the coal originated; depths of burial; temperatures and pressures […]

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What is Fluorspar and Where Do I Use It? Fluorspar is the commercial name for the naturally occurring mineral fluorite, composed of calcium and fluorine (CaF2). Fluorspar is the predominant commercial source for the chemical element fluorine. Fluorine is a non-metallic element and the lightest of the halogens and therefore largely irreplaceable in its use. […]

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Silicon Metal


What Is Silicon And Where Do I Use It? Silicon metal (symbol Si), in its pure form, is a grey metallically lustrous metalloid element. Metallurgical grade silicon is known as silicon metal because of its lustrous appearance. Silicon is used mainly in the manufacture of silanes and silicones, as a “hardener” or alloying element to […]

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