An Ultra Low Emission Zone sticker is seen on the dashboard of a hydrogen-powered police car as the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan meets users of electric vehicles, and cycles as London introduces a plan to cut pollution in London on Oct 25, 2021.
LONDON – Britain on Monday launched a center to gather data and analyze information on the supply of critical minerals such as cobalt and lithium, key for electric vehicle batteries.
The first major work of the new Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre will be a study into future demand for and supply of minerals needed for EV batteries
The center, to be run by the British Geological Survey, will use the data to help to find ways to source minerals needed for green technologies such as EVs and wind turbines, national defense and mobile phones.
"As the world shifts towards new green technologies, supply chains will become more competitive," minister for industry Lee Rowley said in a statement.
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The first major work of the new Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre will be a study into future demand for and supply of minerals needed for EV batteries.
Britain aims to establish an EV industry but risks falling behind if it cannot build more battery factories.
A Critical Minerals Strategy for Britain will be published later this year, the statement said.
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