A restricted supply combined with growing demand in aircraft turbine construction: The price of the technology metal hafnium has been rising strongly since the beginning of 2022.
Researchers find a method to produce oxygen in space using super magnets. These could replace the centrifuges that have been used so far.
Massive expansion of offshore wind energy in the North and Baltic Seas agreed to make Europe less dependent on fossil fuels. This could increase the overall demand for critical raw materials.
The Bosch Technology Group is advancing the development of semiconductor technology with technology metals: Gallium nitride is expected to make microchips even smaller and more powerful.
The technology metal indium is helping to increase the energy production of solar modules. An efficiency of 50 percent could soon be reached.
Mining of rare earth metals to be stepped up. Expert sees ingredients for a perfect storm in commodity markets.