Top 10 Mining Trends in 2021

Dominic Ellis
|Apr 15|magazine1 min read

10. Meeting demand for green and critical minerals

The conversion to renewable energy and electrification are central to the world’s clean energy future and the demand dynamics of mining are changing as a new range of commodities are sought. Miners need to plan strategically. 

Moreover environmental activists are no longer operating in isolation. Investors, governments, and major corporations alike have taken up the gauntlet to reduce carbon emissions. Ramping up renewable energy generation is bound to heighten demand for nickel, cobalt, lithium, heavy rare earths, and copper.  

When it comes to the critical and green minerals required for clean energy technologies, a commonly cited challenge revolves around potential supply shortages.