JRC Report on Critical Metals in Strategic Energy Technologies

For the Institute for Energy and Transport of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, we assessed whether there could be bottlenecks to the deployment of low-carbon energy technologies in the EU due to the shortage of certain metals. Our study examined the use of metals in the six low-carbon energy technologies of SET-Plan, namely: nuclear, solar, wind, bioenergy, carbon capture and storage and the electricity grid.
The study concluded that 5 metals are at a particularly high risk, with special relevance to the wind and photovoltaic energy generation technologies.

Simon Strick