Opening keynote: Australia becoming a critical minerals powerhouse


Australia has most of the minerals needed to become a battery industry powerhouse. Yet, how does it position itself to become a downstream value-adding engine for the global energy transition rather than just a quarry for the raw materials?

  • How serious and mature are the current plans?
  • Why do battery factories make sense when another downstream industry has proved too challenging?
  • How important is the role of strategic investment from the US and other major economies in making plans a reality?
  • How is Australia’s METS sector backing these initiatives with technical innovation?

Minister for Resources
Australian Government