News: critical minerals
Ongoing and secure supply of critical minerals is essential to the transition to a high-tech and clean energy world.
The Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) – Modern Energy Systems has secured two large ARC Linkage projects, and a Discovery Project in the most recently announced round of ARC grant funding.
The 2020 edition of the Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus has been released by the federal government. It contains more than 200 potential critical mineral projects, and is aimed at encouraging investors to invest in Australia and develop the resources here.
The University of Adelaide is developing research strength in the area of critical minerals.
In the first online Professorial Lecture, newly appointed Associate Professor Carl Spandler from Earth Sciences will discuss, 'Unearthing rare earths: Why mining critical metals is vital to our future, and why Australia is well placed to profit'. The event will be live streamed via Zoom on Monday, 29 June at 6 pm. More information and to register.