Atualizado: Abr 22
At the beginning of September, the European Commission presented the action plan for Critical Raw Materials. This plan aims to respond to current and future challenges and proposes actions to reduce Europe's dependence on third countries, by diversifying the supply of primary and secondary sources, as well as improving efficiency and circularity.
The list of Critical Raw Materials has also been updated with 4 new raw materials, in order to reflect its importance in the evolution of economic and industrial changes, now totaling 30. In particular, the inclusion of lithium, which is essential in the transition, stands out. for electric mobility and energy storage.
In this context, the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic, defended the exploitation of lithium in Portugal, calling for dialogue with the communities involved.