The globally iconic Southwest England metallogenic province is the location of the first case study of Thematic Area 2’s Development of Circular Economy Geomodels.
Historic mining combined with recent battery metal exploration and geothermal energy development has resulted in a nexus of opportunities for a low carbon economy in the region.
However, remnants of historic mining present social, environmental, and economic challenges for the revival of mining.
Our ambition is to model future scenarios of a technology metal industry, assess the impact of novel mineral processing and remediation techniques, and identify pathways for technology metal circularity in the region.
Find out more: Met4Tech’s Policy Brief for Technology Metal Resources in South West England (2022).