Renewable energy and deep-sea mining: Supply, Demand and Scenarios

Date: July 11, 2016

Source: UTS

Authors: Sven Teske, Nick Florin, Elsa Dominish, Damien Giurco.

This report examines the intersection of future demand for metals and available supply in the context of a renewable energy future. Metals that might be subject to future deep-sea-mining operations have been considered in this analysis to understand the likely increase in demand and possible implications for deep-sea mining. These insights can also inform consideration of the ways to reduce the demand by increasing the intensity of use and recycling.

Available in English.