Forbes Business Council Article Summary
As the world works toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, transitioning to a low-carbon economy requires massive amounts of critical metals for producing batteries and other clean energy technologies. Not surprisingly, the demand for metals such as nickel, cobalt, copper, and manganese has skyrocketed. Author and Impossible Metals CEO Oliver Gunasekara and others in the critical metals industry have seen three potential solutions circulating as ways to resolve the critical metals shortage: reducing demand, substitutions, and additional sources. In Part 1 of this series, Oliver explored the first two potential solutions: reducing demand and recycling. In Part 2, he explores four potential solutions to resolving the critical metals shortage: space mining, recycling, land mining and deep sea mining.
Read the Part 2 article here.