Global material flows and demand-supply forecasting for mineral strategies

Ein Erzkai

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.


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

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