Raw materials are necessary for satisfying the needs of modern societies. The Business Unit Raw Materials explores different aspects of society's production and use of raw materials, focusing on four areas:
- systemic, dynamic material flow modelling
- the relationship between technological change (including but not limited to megatrends like digitalization and electric mobility) and demand for raw materials
- security of supply and critical raw materials
- actors and innovation along recycling chains
Coordinator of the Business Unit is Dr. Luis Tercero Espinoza.