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Lead is not dead: shaping the industry for a bright, green future

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22 May 2020

Lead is not dead: shaping the industry for a bright, green future

Report summary

The lead industry stands at a crossroads in its evolution, with some external forces looking to push it down the road to extinction. Yet great opportunities lie in prospect for this mature industry, where the latest developments in production and battery technologies will enable it to make an invaluable contribution to the future energy transition landscape. Converse, the elimination of the lead industry threatens untold environmental damage and severely constrains the electrification of vehicles and our ability to harness renewable power.

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This report includes 5 images and tables including:

  • Solar and wind energy provide the greatest growth in generation over the next two decades
  • High recycling rates increases the dominance of secondary lead production over primary
  • High volume of lead in auto batteries remains for years after an EU ban
  • Slow decline of lead in battery service even after total EU lead battery ban
  • An EU auto lead battery ban would place substantial extra demand on Li-ion capacity

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