UKERC creates new online guide to critical materials

05 Mar 2013

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) today launches a new guide highlighting the availability of materials that are critical components in low carbon energy technologies.

In recent years concern has grown regarding the availability of a host of materials critical to the development and manufacturing of the low carbon technologies required to decarbonise the global economy.

The UKERC Materials Availability Handbook visits 10 materials or material groups, presenting the pertinent facts regarding their production, resources, and other issues surrounding their availability.

Three pages of summary are devoted to each material or material group, expressing the key points, available data, and latest insights in a clear and accessible way.

The Handbook has been created by researchers from UKERC’s Technology and Policy Assessment team, as part of a wider project investigating the availability of such materials which are critical for low carbon energy generation. Find out more.

Download the Handbook.

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