Global trends


Automotive emission legislations and public advocacy for clean air continue to increase. In Europe and in Asia, legislators are developing clean mobility policies to reduce SOx, NOx and CO2 emissions and strengthening emission standards to push industry to design innovative emission control systems, including catalysts and catalytic filters.


The transport sector is the fastest growing source of global greenhouse gases, with the largest share from road transport. Electrified transport is essential to meet ambitions of reduced emissions and clean air by combining energy efficient systems with renewable energy sources. Incentives favoring electric vehicles are increasing globally.


Developing technologies, such as increasingly powerful rechargeable batteries to reduce the environmental impacts of society, increases the demand for specialty and precious metals. Mining metals from primary sources has significant environmental impacts, including a high carbon footprint. Easy-to-mine deposits are increasingly scarce and ore bodies poore

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