Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions in the area of Raw Materials have been collected during the MICA stakeholder consultations. We link these questions to the available knowledge, in particular to MICA Flow Sheets, which can be best described as cooking recipes of steps to take (e.g. data to use, methods to apply, etc.) in order to answer these questions.

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How big is the in-use stocks of different critical raw materials (CRMs) in Europe?

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How does the production of major metals affect the production of companion metals?

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How much is being invested in exploration for commodity/metal x?

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How much is expected to be reused or recycled?

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How much of commodity x will Europe be producing in year x?

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How much waste is generated by mining commodity x at location y?

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How to launch an exploration campaign for a commodity X in an unknown region?

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How to make a geological map?

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How will the future supply and demand of future raw materials develop?

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Should the EU invest/investigate in getting more mines in Europe?

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What are new main primary and waste sources of In, PGMs, Ga, Ge?

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What are the different forecasting methods and their use?

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What is the contribution of secondary raw materials to the EU economy?

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What is the future availability of a specific metal?

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What is the mineral endowment of commodity x in Europe?

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What is the overall timeframe and cost associated with bringing a commodity to a user?

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What is the resource potential at EU/regional/national level in commodity X?

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What kinds of geological maps do exist?

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What other possibilities for substitution for commodity x?

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What shall be done for preparing and submitting an EIA study for the development of mineral resources?

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Where can I find a master programme in the EU-28 dedicated to mineral resources?

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Where can we find new deposits of a specific commodity in specific geographic area?

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Where could we possibly find a new deposit (size and location)?

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Where will we get the substitution material?

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Which method could be used for an analysis of factors, drivers, impacts, challenges, ...?

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Which method could be used in the decision-making process?

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Which minerals will become critical in 30 years and where can we find them?

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Which raw materials are critical for the EU and why?

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