TECHCET: With demand forecasted to increase significantly for many key metals and elements given green/zero emissions targets, mining output will need to rise and this includes expanding mining production to include seabeds as a metal/mineral source.
How Do We Produce Future Green Technology Without Damaging Seabeds?
By Clarissa WrightDec 7 2021
As we loosen our dependence on fossil fuel cars, power plants, and factories, with the green revolution upon us, this will increase the demand for key minerals and metals such as cobalt, nickel and manganese and copper for the electric cars, batteries, and wind turbines which all depend on these materials. Mining companies have plans to use robots to extract these metals from below various parts of the ocean floor but the environmental implications of doing so need to be considered. …
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