Complex geological processes on Earth form geo-resources. These comprise metals, aggregates, industrial minerals, hydrocarbons, water and soil. Research on these geo-resources is organized in different research groups of the KIT Climate and Environment Center. Raw materials mined or won from these geo-resources represent the basis for our economy. Responsible use of these raw materials creates prosperty, work and a world worth living in.
Our research is focused at developing solutions for the societal challenges related to the responsible use of geo-resources in order to use them responsibly for future generations to cover their demand. The research is organized in the various institutes and the THINKTANK „Industrial Resource Strategies“.
The joint Think Tank of the state of Baden-Württemberg, industry and KIT develops cross-disciplinary concepts for the efficient use of raw materials for Germany as a high-tech location.
Prof. Jochen Kolb und Prof. Christoph Hilgers vom KIT sowie Dr. Peter Buchholz von der Deutschen Rohstoffagentur (DERA) haben die aktuellen Entwicklungen im Bereich der nationalen und internationalen Rohstoffsicherung zusammengefasst.Zum Factsheet