The energy transition will increase the demand for “green” metals such as lithium, copper, aluminum and cobalt. Poland has large copper resources but is looking for other metals such as lithium and cobalt. The European Commission considers these metals to be crucial for the European economy, as they are essential for the production of modern zero-emission technologies, including energy storage and batteries. By 2050, the demand for these raw materials will increase significantly, and lithium will be key in this growth.
The Polish Geological Institute conducts exploration for deposits of rare earth metals, cobalt, nickel and lithium in Poland and Polish maritime areas, as well as in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, Sudety Mountains, north-eastern Poland and the Baltic region.