The winds of change

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The new generation of alternative power sources are providing attractive prospects for industrial mineral applications. Despite the recession, and against expectations, the photovoltaic and wind power sectors grew significantly in 2009, a trend that is expected to continue through 2014

The ethos of survival for industrial mineral producers has always been one of market diversification, ie. don’t have all your mineral eggs in one market basket. Therefore, new markets such as the continuing development of alternative sources of power generation are attracting much interest.

This fledgling market sector...

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