Welcome to the Battery Age

As more investors and companies seek greater clarity and confidence in accounting for long-term climate risks and opportunities, businesses are adapting to the “energy transition”

This energy transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption to renewable energy sources. Switching from non-renewable energy sources like oil, natural gas, and coal to renewable energy is made possible by technological advancements and a societal push toward sustainability. Spurred by structural, permanent changes to energy supply, demand, and prices, the energy transition also aims to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions through various forms of decarbonisation.

The Energy transition underpins the rapid advancement of The Battery Age. Batteries are one of a key component contributing to the energy transition and Battery Age Minerals is proud to be playing a part in the Battery Age.

What are Critical Minerals

Critical minerals are essential inputs for renewable energy and clean technology applications, such as advanced batteries, permanent magnets, solar panels, wind turbines, and small modular reactors, as well as advanced manufacturing applications, including defence and security technologies, semiconductors and consumer electronics, and critical infrastructure.

Global demand for critical minerals and the manufactured products they go into is forecast to increase significantly in the coming decades to enable transition to a green and digital economy. Production and processing of many critical minerals are geographically concentrated, making supply vulnerable to economic, geopolitical, environmental, and other risks.

Critical Minerals as they relate to Battery Age Minerals

Critical MineralsValue ChainsEnergy TransitionMajor ApplicationsExamples of Specific Products
LithiumClean technologiesEnergy storageBatteries, glassware, ceramicsRechargeable batteries (phones, computers, cameras and EVs), hydrogen fuel storage, metal alloys (military ballistic armour, aircraft, bicycle, and train components), specialized glass and ceramics, drying and air conditioning systems.
CopperClean technologies and advanced manufacturingWind, solar photovoltaic, hydro, geothermal, energy storage, nuclear, concentrated solar power, coal, gas, CCSElectrical and electronics productsPower transmission lines, electrical building wiring, vehicle wiring, telecommunication wiring, electronic components.
GermaniumInformation and communications, clean technologies and advanced manufacturingWind, solar photovoltaic, hydro, energy storage, nuclearOptical fibres, satellites, solar cellsFibre-optic communication networks, camera and microscope lenses, infrared night vision systems, polymerisation catalysts.
ZincClean technologies and advanced manufacturingWind, solar photovoltaic, hydro, geothermal, energy storage, nuclearGalvanisingRust proofing, manufacturing of automobiles, paints, rubber, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, plastics, inks, soaps, batteries, textiles, electronics, baby creams, sunscreen.

Critical Mineral Value Chain

Identifying mineral deposits and building infrastructure

Extracting and processing minerals and tailings

Manufracturing chemicals and inputs for batteries (anodes and cathodes)

Assembling components and manufacturing electric vehicle batteries

Recycling minerals that are used to manufacture batteries