European Commission analysing 54 materials to update critical metals list

The European Commission is analysing 54 substances to update its list of critical materials that could face supply shortages in the next 20 years, a policy officer at the enterprise and industry department confirmed.

Market participants involved in discussions to help the commission update the list have said silicon will be added as a critical metal, while tantalum could be removed. The commission declined to...


Chloe Smith

April 22, 2014

19:05 GMT