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Will my phone be made of scrap?

What materials do we need to electrify society? How do we get them in a climate-friendly way? Which ones cause problems and why? Join us to find out!

Time: Thu 2023-02-23 12.15 - 13.00

Location: South-East Gallery, KTH Main Library, Osquars backe 31

Language: English

Participating: Kerstin Forsberg & Christopher Hulme

Metals in mobile phones

Many politicians and activists suggest replacing burning of fossil fuels with clean electricity as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for transport and for industry. Many electrified processes rely on metals and other materials that are difficult to find, are polluting, or which require a lot of energy to make. Devices such as mobile phones and car batteries also use these “critical” materials. This is a problem, as using such materials can cause the problem you are trying to avoid. Electrification can solve many problems, but only if we think carefully about where and how we get the materials we need. Join us to learn about some of these materials and what we can do to achieve climate goals in a sustainable way.

This talk is part of the exhibition .

KTH Energy Platform and KTH Library present an exhibition with the theme Towards the energy of the future – the invisible revolution behind the electrical socket. It is based on the eponymous book available online in English and Swedish. The exhibition will include live lunchtime presentations of selected chapters, and this is one of them.

The energy anthology

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