Digital Mining in Europe: New solutions for the sustainable production of raw materials (own-initiative opinion)

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EMSK arvamus: Digital Mining in Europe: New solutions for the sustainable production of raw materials (own-initiative opinion)

Securing sustainable access to raw materials, including metals, industrial minerals and construction raw materials, and particularly Critical Raw Materials (CRM), is of high importance for the EU economy. However, the EU is confronted with a number of technological and environmental challenges along the entire production value chain of primary and secondary raw materials. There is also a need for very innovative and sustainable raw materials production solutions to bring the next 'digital generation' to the raw materials field.

Advanced technologies have the potential to improve the global mining industry in a number of ways.