In a recent lecture that has sparked considerable reflection, Christoph Helbig Professor of Ecological Resource Technology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany tackled the complexities and pressing issues surrounding Critical Raw Materials (CRMs).

These materials are crucial for advancing clean energy, digitalization, and defense, yet they come with significant supply risks and potential environmental repercussions. Professor Helbig’s lecture provided a deep dive into the multifaceted world of CRMs, highlighting both the challenges and pathways toward a more sustainable future.