Global material flows and demand-supply forecasting for mineral strategies – MinFuture


December 2016 - November 2018


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU-Trondheim), Norway

BIO by Deloitte, France

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway

Ecologic Institute, Germany

Charles University, Czech Republic

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States

Polish Academy of Sciences, Instytut Gospodarki Surowcami Mineralnymi i Energią PAN , Poland

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom

University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), Austria

Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Project description

Demand for minerals and metals is growing. Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex encompassing extraction, international trade, different processing steps, use in different products as well as reuse and recycling. The project MinFuture aims at identifying information gaps within global supply chains of minerals and metals and providing suggestions to fill those gaps.