Borates, magnesite, phosphate added to EU critical materials list

Published: Monday, 02 June 2014

By adding more industrial minerals to its list of critical materials, the EC highlights the importance of securing supply as well as strengthening European competitiveness in critical materials end markets.

By Robert Stokes

Borates, chromium, coking coal, magnesite, phosphate rock and silicon metal have been added to the European Union (EU) list of critical raw materials as the European Commission (EC) prioritises policy action to secure supply.

By making these six additions, the EC has raised the number of minerals...

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