Buried pegmatite ores can increase European raw material resources
The manufacturing of devices for green energy production and storage in Europe is a fast-growing sector. However, 95 % of the main raw materials needed for green energy devices are imported. For industrial development to be sustainable, domestic deposits need to be secured. Lithium–caesium–tantalum and niobium–yttrium–fluorine pegmatites are quite common in Europe, but they are difficult to explore because most are buried, small and clustered. The EU-funded GREENPEG project aims to develop and test high-level exploration technologies and algorithms that will be integrated and converted into flexible, ready-to-use toolsets for the identification of buried pegmatite ores. The project's results will increase European raw material resources, enhance databases on raw materials and improve the competitiveness of EU companies.
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