Should deep-sea minerals be part of battery supply chains?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Yeh, Lead, Responsible Sourcing, World Economic Forum Deep-sea minerals are not currently commercially available, and whether they have a role in future supply chains is the subject of heated debate. A new paper identifies knowledge and stakeholder […]

MEPs want to strengthen new EU rules for design, production and disposal of batteries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs say new measures for batteries are crucial for the transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy and for EU’s competitiveness and strategic autonomy. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted on Thursday, with 74 votes in favour, 8 […]

Deep-sea minerals could meet the demands of battery supply chains – but should they?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Yeh, Lead, Platform Acceleration, World Economic Forum Demand for cobalt, and other metals for batteries used in mobile electronics and electric vehicles, is forecasted to dramatically increase. A potential new source of minerals from the deep-sea could […]

Australia wants to build a giant underground ‘battery’ to help power the nation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Governments around the world are looking to boost renewable energy capacity as they race to cut their reliance on fossil fuels. But one of the big questions they face is how to keep […]

How can batteries become more sustainable? This young scientist might have the answer

What is the big problem you’re trying to solve? Batteries are an important component of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as they are powering the next generation of electric vehicles and mobile electronics. However, batteries are not often recycled, and they contain valuable materials that are scarce. As the adoption of electric vehicles rapidly expands, we […]