Get easy access to important knowledge about raw materials on a new website

Published 18-04-2024

GEUS’ knowledge about critical raw materials is now freely available and easier to find on a new website.

Extraction of raw materials
Foto: Extraction of critical raw materials is essential if we want to reach the goal of the green transition. (Photo: MiMa)

Raw materials such as gallium, lithium, boron and rare earth elements are important components in technologies such as wind turbines, solar cells and batteries. The extraction and supply of the substances are therefore crucial in the green transition.

For several years, GEUS’ Center for Mineral Resources and Materials (MiMa) has researched and collected data on the availability of these substances. Now companies, politicians, journalists, teachers, high school students and others who are interested in the subject have easy access to the centre’s knowledge on a relaunched website.

“There is an increasing interest in our knowledge. More people have discovered how important the field is, and we get more inquiries from the press. On the new website, it has become easier to find our publications, and hopefully that means that we will get a wider reach,” says Jakob Kløve Keiding, Chief Consultant at GEUS and MiMa’s Head of Center.

Find the new website here.

New publications and educational material

The new provides access to the centre’s publications and latest analyses of e.g.:

  • The price development of individual raw materials and their importance for the Danish economy.
  • The need for raw materials in the future.
  • Security of supply: How certain is it that Danish society and the industry can get the raw materials that are needed now and in the future?
  • Supply chains: Which mines do the raw materials come from, who extracts them, and which processes do they have to go through before they can be used in production?
  • Recycling of mineral resources – possibilities and challenges.

Secondary and primary school teachers can download educational material, mostly in Danish, on the relaunched website, which also contains videos, graphics, figures and illustrations. Thus, the website will hopefully promote understanding of raw materials and their use, importance and supply chains more widely.