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15th April 2019

CRM Day Post-Report on “Transitioning to a low carbon and energy efficient economy: Battery Raw Materials vs. CRMs”

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On 20 March 2019, the first bi-annual CRM Day of 2019 was held at the Renaissance Brussels hotel, Brussels. The event, entitled “Transitioning to a low carbon and energy efficient economy: Battery Raw Materials vs. CRMs”, gathered key players in the raw materials field.

The speakers of the two panels, respectively dedicated to Battery Raw Materials and Critical Raw Materials behind the scene, addressed the pivotal role of these materials in the transition to a low carbon economy and their applications in the field energy efficiency and electric vehicles.

4 Takeaways

1. CRMs have a pivotal role in the transition to a low carbon and energy efficient economy

2. Many of these strategic materials are unfortunately suffering severe regulatory pressure

3. A more streamlined approach towards CRMs is necessary to avoid overregulation

4. A new and more integrated industrial policy is needed

The post-CRM Day report is available here.