JOGMEC Participation in Mining Indaba 2020
Participation in Mining Indaba 2020
～ JOGMEC session and booth exhibition ～
JOGMEC (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Tetsuhiro Hosono) will host JOGMEC at Africa’s largest mining competition, Mining Indaba 2020, in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 3, 2020. The session “Securing the supply chain of critical minerals for the future” was held, and a booth was exhibited to highlight activities in Africa. The JOGMEC session “Securing the Supply Chain of Critical Minerals for the Future” (hereinafter referred to as the JOGMEC session) is essential for the spread of electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, etc. Information and opinions with African resource nations and resource companies that have abundant resources of important minerals such as cobalt, nickel, lithium, platinum group metals, and rare earths, and Japanese companies that need these mineral resources Held for the purpose of providing a place for exchange of At the booth set up at the exhibition hall, JOGMEC’s activities in Africa were highlighted.
1． Overview of JOGMEC session
At the beginning, President Hosono stated that some of the resources discussed in this session are called critical minerals because of their regional uneven distribution and high price volatility. We emphasized the importance of cooperating with companies.
At the lecture, Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr. Matsumoto, stated that critical minerals such as cobalt and platinum group metals are indispensable for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Japan has been moving to Africa where many of these minerals are present. Interest was high, and the public and private efforts of Japan to ensure a stable supply of mineral resources were introduced.
Next, Mr. Tsuchiya, Director of JX Metals’ Frankfurt Office, introduces the importance of advanced materials in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and uses tantalum as an example, and establishes a stable supply chain. Indicated that various parties (government, mining companies, NGOs, local residents, etc.) need to work together.
Mr. Banno, Director of Hanwa Kogyo Co., Ltd., mentioned that critical minerals are indispensable for Japan’s cutting-edge industries, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, automobiles, and the steel industry linked to social infrastructure. It has been shown that the stable supply of platinum group metals, nickel, chromium, manganese, etc. from Africa will continue to play an important role in future growth. [Image 2
Opening remarks by President Hosono
Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Matsumoto
Tsuchiya JX metal director lecture
Lecture by Director Banno Hanwa Kogyo
Director Hirokawa’s closing remarks
2． Introduction of business at JOGMEC exhibition booth
At the booth, JOGMEC’s joint exploration project in Africa, financial support for projects involving Japanese companies, human resource development and joint analysis at the Botswana / Geological Remote Sensing Center will be introduced using panels and videos, and many participants will participate. Interest from the people. [Image 7
JOGMEC exhibition booth
Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry booth visit
JOGMEC provided a forum for Japanese companies and African resource stakeholders by organizing timely sessions on the theme of securing critical minerals essential for the diffusion of advanced
technologies. We will continue to contribute to securing resources in Japan and sustainable development in resource-rich African countries. Click here for release text ↓
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