Missouri S&T professor: Green energy increases the need for mining and metals production
Green Car Congress
JULY 14, 2021
That’s according to Dr. Michael Moats, professor and interim chair of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, who says reducing carbon emissions from energy systems in the United States will increase the need for metal production by two to six times per kilowatt of energy production. O’Keefe Institute for the Sustainable Supply of Strategic Minerals at Missouri S&T, says current mining of cobalt, for example, provides about 100,000 tons per year.