Technology metals pipeline

  • Technology metals are often described as critical strategic metals.
  • Technology metals are used in diverse end-use applications such as: catalysts, batteries, semiconductors, and computers, etc.
  • Technology metals are critical to the future growth of electric vehicles, energy storage systems, telecoms, aerospace, and robotics, etc.

TM2 focuses on technology metals that are expected to see the largest
supply/demand tension over the next 10 years:

TM2 Vanadium
TM2 Indium
TM2 Niobium
TM2 Germanium
TM2 Beryllium
TM2 Tantalum
TM2 Rhenium
TM2 Cobalt
TM2 Gallium
TM2 Lithium
TM2 Ruthenium
TM2 Carbon

Metals pipeline

Technology Metal Use Sector
Vanadium (V) SuperConductor Magnet, High-Speed Tool
Indium (In) LCD, LED
Niobium (Nb) High-End technology capacitors
Germanium (Ge) Semiconductors, Transistors, Fibre Optics, Electronics
Beryllium (Be) Aerospace Parts, Computers, Lasers
Tantalum (Ta) Capacitors, Metals Devices, Jet engines
Rhenium (Re) Aerospace combustion chambers. High-end automotive industry
Cobalt (Co) Batteries
Gallium (Ga) Semiconductors, Fuel Cells
Technology Metal Use Sector
Lithium (Li) Batteries, Dry Cells
Ruthenium (Ru) Sensors, Devices for memory and logic industry, magnetic use
Graphite (C) Conductor, Industrial lubricant, batteries for electric vehicles
Tungsten (W) Superalloys, Hard Cutting Tools
Nickel (Ni) Batteries, Electronics
Antimony (Sb) Batteries, Medical Applications
Manganese (Mn) Batteries
Iridium (Ir) Computer Screens
Titanium (Ti) Aircraft Engines, Aerospace, Mobiles


Cadmium (Cd), Magnesium (Mg), Selenium (Se), Molybdenum (Mo), Tellurium (Te), Rubidium (Rb), Zirconium (Zr), Bismuth (Bi). We will also look into some of more high-volume technology metals such as Gold (Au), Tin (Sn), Silver (Ag), Palladium (Pd), Platinum (Pt) with the intention to establish markets there as well.

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