Climate change and digitalisation accelerate the electrification of the civilisation. New applications for transport, energy production, energy storage and electronics are based on technology metals. Modern batteries, electronics, conductors and electric motors require copper, nickel, cobalt, gold, silver and rare earth metals. Satakunta region is home to Finland’s most important cluster of technology metals, metal chemicals and products.
The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy production increases demand for technology metals and metal components. To be able to utilize the increasing business potential, Satakunta Technology Metal Cluster needs to secure the access to raw materials. Therefore, circular economy and efficient recycling of metals will play an important role in the future.