Contact: Jacqueline Sanchez
Mineral commodities play a vital role in the energy sector and that role will certainly increase with the transition to renewable energy technologies. Yet, as the COVID-19 pandemic has painfully highlighted, global supply chains of mineral commodities are susceptible to supply disruptions.
In a recently published article, Nedal Nassar and colleagues examine the risk of a mineral commodity supply disruption to the manufacturing sector in the United States. They identify a subset of commodities, including cobalt, tungsten, and the rare-earth elements, whose supply disruption poses the greatest risk.
This analysis will be the focus of the next installment of the joint Institute of the Americas and Payne Institute for Public Policy “Critical Minerals and the Energy Transition” webinar series.
The webinar will feature a presentation by Nedal Nassar, Chief of the Materials Flow Analysis Section of the National Minerals Information Center at the United States Geological Survey.
He will share details of their analysis of the risk facing the US’s manufacturing sector and highlight steps that the Federal government in the United States is taking to reduce that risk.
The webinar will be held Tuesday, May 7 at 10:00am San Diego (12:00pm Houston; 1:00pm Washington, DC; GMT/UTC – 8 hours). The webinar will include a live Q&A session with the audience.