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Technology Metals for a Green Future

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Duration

4 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Intermediate

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Effort

4 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

Smartphones, wind turbines and electric cars have become a standard feature of modern life. They are directly linked to a low carbon, global-connected future. This has led to a greater demand for metals, although access to many is limited due to geopolitical or geological restrictions.

This course will teach you about the use of these metals, their origin, and where they are sourced. This course will help you to understand how to deal with growing demand, and the best ways to ensure sustainable metals stewardship.

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What You Will Learn

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Explore where technology metals are used in the modern world, and the role that these materials have in a green future

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Identify and describe different geological settings and rock types where technology metals are found

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Demonstrate an understanding of the steps required before technology metals can be used in manufacturing, including exploration, extraction of ores and mineral processing

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Describe and discuss the ways in which technology metals can be obtained responsibly, with minimal social and environmental impact

Target Students

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This course is designed for anyone interested in where the raw materials that are used to make modern technology come from, and how these can be sourced in an environmentally and socially sustainable way

Course Instructors

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Frances Wall

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Hello, I am a Professor at Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, working on resources to provide technology metals
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Edward Loye

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Hi there! I'm one of the educators on the course and my background is in geology. My main research area is the study of rare earth element deposits in Southern Africa.
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Peter Frost

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Hello! I am one of the course educators with a background in software development and geoscience education.
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Kate Smith

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Hello! I'm one of the course educators and the HiTech AlkCarb Project Manager. My background is in geoscience research and education. I'm interested in the environmental and social impacts of mining.

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