The imminent 4th Industrial Revolution and the Green Industrial Revolution should both benefit tin over the next decade. Tin as solder will glue together all of the electronic and electrical equipment required for a 5G-supported smart communications future. At the same time the fascinating technical properties of tin are already delivering a wide and growing range of R&D projects across green energy technologies as well as new electronic materials.
View the presentation on the future of tin given here on the future of tin by Dr Jeremy Pearce at the London Tin Seminar 2020.
Dr Jeremy Pearce presents a review of tin green technology R&D at December 2020 here.
Tin has a wide range of fascinating technical properties and this enables it to compete across the board in the Green Industrial Revolution. A portfolio of case studies is presented, based on ITA’s curation of around 5,000 scientific abstracts on tin R&D each year. Latest research results are highlighted, including technologies for tin usage in energy storage, energy generation and a greener planet.
The International Tin Association (formerly ITRI Ltd) presents a short video on tin mining, tin uses and future technologies, showing how important this little-known element is to our quality of life. Tin is an essential metal for our future. View this presentation by Dr. Jeremy Pearce here.
In a discussion with Samso CEO, geologist and mineral expert Noel Ong, Lucis explains, “The EV (electronic vehicle) revolution needs iron ore. It is not just about Lithium. You cannot make the lithium factory, the lithium processing, etc. without steel”.
Hence, the goal of lowering pollution output may be noble, but the likelihood of such a rapid decrease in steel production seems unviable. He further explains, “The good news for iron ore is that China is dependent on iron ore. Growth in China will need iron ore.”