Digging Deep: Critical Minerals, Electric Vehicles, and the Role of Innovation

An RFF Live event exploring critical mineral markets, increased electric vehicle demand, and technological innovation



March 12, 2024


4:00–5:00 p.m. ET


Event Series

RFF Live

Event Details

As more electric vehicles (EVs) are produced and purchased, demand for the critical minerals required to create EV batteries will increase. This increased demand creates a variety of challenges, from geopolitical concerns about mineral availability to mineral price volatility. Without technological innovation, these issues could lead to higher battery costs and vehicle prices that slow down EV adoption and, by extension, emissions reductions.

Join Resources for the Future (RFF) on Tuesday, March 12 for “Digging Deep: Critical Minerals, Electric Vehicles, and the Role of Innovation.” In this webinar, we will present some of the challenges associated with critical mineral markets and how these connect to broader EV adoption. Then a panel of experts will discuss the role that technological innovation could play in mitigating the challenges caused by growing EV demand; potential limits to innovation; and policies that can help support innovation and make critical mineral markets more resilient.


  • Diana Bauer, US Department of Energy
  • Roderick Eggert, Colorado School of Mines
  • Michael Maten, General Motors
  • Beia Spiller, Resources for the Future (Moderator)

To attend this webinar, please RSVP and follow the instructions in the Zoom confirmation email.


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