Investment opportunities highlighted in Critical Minerals Prospectus 2021

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan has launched a new report showcasing Australia’s world-class critical minerals mining and processing opportunities.

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The report highlights more than 40 projects that provide immediate investment and offtake openings across 24 critical minerals.

“Rising global demand for critical minerals for use in advanced technologies presents a huge opportunity for Australia,” Mr Tehan said.

“As we head towards a net-zero world, demand for critical minerals in advanced technologies such as renewable energy, aerospace, defence, electric vehicles, telecommunications, energy storage and agri-tech will continue to grow.

The 2021 prospectus includes technical, commercial and geological data to support investment in Australian critical minerals projects.

“It recognises Australia as a partner of choice for supply chain resilience which offers investors a stable business environment, transparent regulatory frameworks and a government committed to supporting critical minerals projects,” Mr Tehan said.

The document’s launch follows the recent announcement from the Australian Government regarding the establishment of the $2 billion Critical Minerals Facility for Australian critical minerals projects, and a NSW Government commitment to establish Australia’s first Critical Minerals Hub in the NSW Central West.

The Prospectus was prepared by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).

A copy can be found at Resources and energy | Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

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