Critical minerals quickly becoming a priority in the EUSep 20, 2022
Readers who follow our Investment Portfolios will know that we have been making strategic Investments in commodities that have made critical minerals lists for the EU, USA, Japan, India and Australia.
These minerals are considered critical to the digitisation and decarbonisation macro thematic and include lithium, graphite, cobalt, nickel and PGE’s, to name a few.
Over the weekend, the following speech from the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, gave a speech announcing that the EU would look to pass a “European Critical Minerals Act”.
The aim is to avoid the position Europe finds itself in with oil and gas, where it relies on a single trading partner like Russia.
The act would see the EU put in place:
- Agreements with partners like Chile, New Zealand, Mexico, India and Australia for the supply of critical minerals.
- Identification of strategic projects across all along the supply chain from mine sites to processing/refining projects.
- The act would also see the setting up of strategic reserves of these critical minerals.
All of this bodes well for our Investments across commodities identified as “critical minerals” giving these projects strategic importance on the world stage.
To see a list of all the critical minerals in the Australian Critical Minerals strategy document, check out the following link.
Here is a snippet from that speech: