Supply Chains

Pentagon looks to AI to predict prices of critical minerals

The Pentagon has unveiled plans to develop a new AI-driven programme, known as the ‘Open Price Exploration for National Security’…

Explainer: what is the EU’s CBAM, and what does it mean for global trade?

The EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is a tariff on carbon-intensive goods including cement, steel and chemical fertilisers when…

Red Sea crisis to cause cross-sector disruption for “a few months at least”

With the US military yesterday (18 January) firing its fourth wave of missile strikes on Yemen in the space of…

Ahead of COP28, developing countries want fairer supply chains on the agenda

This year’s annual UN climate summit, COP28, is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a host choice that…

The countries controlling the critical minerals supply chain: in four charts

With the global energy transition under way, critical minerals are fast replacing fossil fuels as the most sought after natural…

The road to clean steel runs through electric vehicles

Automakers are some of the largest buyers of steel in the world. More importantly, they buy the highest grades of…

IMO adopts revised plan to reduce emissions from international shipping

Member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the UN body responsible for the governance of global shipping, have agreed…

Vestas launches Covento: a simplified renewables supply chain platform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwQj31hEQG0 Amidst a critical minerals bottleneck in the EU, it is more crucial than ever for the renewables supply chain…

Floating wind will not need subsidies by 2035 – DNV study

Floating offshore wind will be fully commercialised, with no need for subsidies to cover costs, by 2035, according to 60%…

In the great EV race, clean supply chains are the winner

Decades after Who Killed the Electric Car? gave rise to deep suspicions that automakers were incapable of change, the unthinkable…