The growing demand for rare earth elements is creating a number of environmental, geopolitical, social and technical challenges. In this article, we explore how copper could help address them.
For three years, the European Copper Institute has worked with seven partners in the IndustRE consortium to develop solutions for the effective decarbonisation of industry. Rooted in the concept of redesigning industrial processes to use higher shares of renewable electricity, a tool set has now been developed for companies to use as part of their decarbonisation strategy.
The European Copper Institute is among 13 companies and industry associations from across Europe that have joined forces to identify key asks for the upcoming Low Emission Mobility Package.
European Mobility Week—now taking place in Brussels with themes of clean, shared and intelligent mobility—offers an opportunity to take stock of what has been achieved to date, and what is still needed to enable and accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in Europe.
The broader adoption of electric vehicles, and their charging infrastructure, will represent a boost for European copper material producers and European vehicle manufacturers.
Hans De Keulenaer, ECI’s Director of Energy & Electricity, discusses the EU’s clean energy future as Estonia’s EU presidency begins.