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By Shane Lasley
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Zinc galvanizes US critical minerals list

Critical Minerals Alliances 2022 - September 12, 2022


Last updated 9/15/2022 at 3:02pm

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The International Energy Agency estimates that roughly 11,020 lb of zinc is required for every megawatt of low-carbon electricity generated by wind.

A blue-collar metal that is vital to weatherizing envisioned green energy future

Critical minerals are typically thought of as obscure rare earth elements cloaked in geopolitical intrigue, or exciting metals and metalloids that have risen to stardom due to the special properties they bring to cutting-edge technologies such as quantum computing, smartphones, renewable energy, and electr...

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