Clean mining lifecycle: the UK’s solution

UK mining technology is revolutionising the global industry and tackling issues from mining waste to biodiversity protection in innovative ways that are better for the planet.

The UK’s expertise in the full mining life-cycle, including low carbon solutions and the sustainable development of resources will support the transition to a cleaner, greener future.

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Knowledge driven

UK innovation is driving efficiency and the development of new mining equipment.

With 2 specialist mining colleges in the UK - with industry leading geoscience, minerals and materials and engineering research centres - UK businesses have access to a pool of world-class university graduates and research establishments.

Customers in the mining sector looking to improve their efficiency and implement new technology, can benefit from this innovation by partnering with UK businesses.

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Mapping the future

The UK is at the forefront of critical minerals mapping, helping locate the minerals the world needs to deliver on our climate goals in the most efficient way possible.

The British Geological Survey has world-leading expertise in critical raw materials mapping. Their mission is to provide impartial and independent geoscience advice and data. They observe, monitor and characterise geological environments, collecting, analysing, interpreting and presenting data and knowledge for the global good.

UK companies are one of the leaders in developing state-of-the-art research in geology, mining, processing and recycling of critical minerals.

Financing the industry

London is the centre of global mining finance. It is home to 171 metals and mining companies, and accounts for 21% of the total market capitalisation of all listed mining companies worldwide. Four of the ten largest publicly traded mining companies are listed in London.

This presence has attracted world leading mining consultancies and service companies, resulting in a global centre of excellence supported by an extensive supply chain. The prices agreed on the London Metal Exchange (LME) are used as the global reference price. Both the metal and investment communities use the LME to transfer or take on risk, 24 hours a day.

Partnering with a UK business can help provide access to the UK’s legal and regulatory systems, providing stability and clarity for your commercial agreements.

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Business and government support

The UK government is investing £12 billion as part of its Ten Point Planopens in a new tab to support green jobs and transition to net zero by 2050.

The mining sector can capitalise on green opportunities incentivised by the government, such as supplying high-tech metals required for novel battery technologies.

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Partner with the UK today

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Exploration and innovation

Find out more about UK capabilities in geological surveying and UK business expertise by downloading our brochure (PDF 4.5 MB).

Technology and services

Find out more about UK capabilities in innovative mining equipment and UK business expertise by downloading our brochure (PDF 1,771 KB).

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