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The energy and mobility transition: Sending demand for critical raw materials soaring

The energy and mobility transition: Sending demand for critical raw materials soaring

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Demand for important minerals such as lithium, nickel and copper will be as much as 15 times higher in 2040 than in 2020 Uncertainties around electric vehicle sales growth, technology disruption and price risks as well as long project lead times make resource planning difficult Roland Berger study analyzes the commodity market and demand trends and outlines solutions to mitigat

Roland Berger presents "Global Carbon Restructuring Plan" for how to decarbonize the 1,000 most CO2-intensive assets

Roland Berger presents "Global Carbon Restructuring Plan" for how to decarbonize the 1,000 most CO2-intensive assets

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Decarbonization of the world's 1,000 biggest CO2 emitters would achieve around a third of the emissions reduction required to reach the 1.5°C target The cost of this would be between USD 7.5 trillion and USD 10.5 trillion, spread over 26 years New study shows how a trend reversal in global CO2 emissions can be achieved
Munich, January 2024: The 1,000 most CO2-intensive ind

Roland Berger study: Hydrogen production of 110 million tons per year expected for 2030

Roland Berger study: Hydrogen production of 110 million tons per year expected for 2030

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In 2030, 12 percent of hydrogen will be produced "green", meaning climate-neutral Hydrogen production could increase to 240 Mt per year by 2040, the capacity of hydrogen electrolyzers required for this would be 1 TW In the 2030s, the expansion would therefore have to be as high each year as in the entire previous decade
Munich, December 2023: Hydrogen is an important buildin

Record levels of electric mobility: 2022 saw more electric cars sold worldwide than ever before

Record levels of electric mobility: 2022 saw more electric cars sold worldwide than ever before

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The share of electric cars in new registrations rose to 15% in 2022 and will exceed 50% by 2030 Altogether 90% of electric car drivers depend on public charging stations – charging network expansion is picking up speed in Europe and in North and South America Germany ranks second as one of the top performers in the overall analysis. China tops the rankings once again
Munich,

Green Hydrogen: A multibillion euro industry to emerge by 2030 – Europe has the chance to take on a powerhouse role

Green Hydrogen: A multibillion euro industry to emerge by 2030 – Europe has the chance to take on a powerhouse role

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The expansion of green hydrogen is predicted to create value of approximately 500 billion euros globally by 2030 Europe has the opportunity to seize 40 % of this volume Market participants still need to clearly define their roles
Munich, May 2023: Many companies see green hydrogen as crucial for achieving climate-neutral operations. The raw material produced with renewable

MEA Energy Transition Readiness Index highlights the region’s potential as an exporter of green hydrogen

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The Middle East and Africa are likely to become a hotspot for sustainable energy – but increased regulation and targeted investments are crucial Energy transition progress in the Middle East and Africa scored 26% on the Readiness Index Green hydrogen seen as key industry to accelerate energy transition
Munich, July 2022: Siemens Energy and global management consultancy Rolan

Rising demand for lithium-ion batteries may lead to shortages in raw material supply

Rising demand for lithium-ion batteries may lead to shortages in raw material supply

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The lithium-ion battery market is expected to grow 30 percent per year until 2030 – driven by electric vehicles Development creates new supply chain risks, particularly around lithium, nickel and cobalt Mitigation requires increased vertical integration, supply chain regionalization and closed-loop battery recycling
Munich, April 2022: Interest in battery electric vehicles (

Offshore wind sector can increase economic potential through green hydrogen conversion and floating technology

Offshore wind sector can increase economic potential through green hydrogen conversion and floating technology

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Green hydrogen is one of the cornerstones of the energy transition Floating technology can harness wind along deeper coastal waters and increase the scope for low-cost hydrogen production Further cost cutting is necessary if the European offshore wind energy sector is to stay competitiv
Munich, June 2021: The last decade saw a remarkable rise in offshore wind energy (OWE). T

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