Dutch glory in the deep sea
By Jan-Willem Oomen, | 22 November, 2022
Rare metals for car batteries, turbines and electronics will soon come from four kilometers deep in the Pacific Ocean. In a year from now, companies want to start a huge mining project there to supply the world with nickel, cobalt and manganese. Dutch companies such as IHC and Allseas are developing the equipment. But new scientific research shows that its use is still harmful for the environment and that there is more life on the ocean floor than thought.
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