Mineral Blindness
Simon Michaux Podcast  on YouTube (1 Hour 19 min 19 sec)
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Notes & Links
00:45 - Simon Michaux info + works
01:10 - Energy Blind
02:58 - Mintech
03:11 - Geometallurgy
08:10 - Fossil energies are finite
08:15 - Mineral resources are finite
09:30 - Volcanic reproduction of minerals
10:25 - The fourth industrial revolution
14:20 - Coking coal
15:08 - Low carbon steel
15:59 - Scalability
17:11 - It takes decades to build a grid of new plants
19:40 - 19 terawatt powered society
20:44 - In general we’re adding 1-2 nuclear power plants per year
22:19 - Nuclear cannot scale up fast enough to replace fossil fuels
22:51 - Base metals are recycled at 30-60% and technology metals don’t get recycled at all
24:09 - Circular economy
25:20 - Resource balanced economy
26:42 - Quantitative easing
29:26 - Availability of uranium and thorium
30:50 - Energy properties
32:22 - Cobb Douglas Function
32:50 - Generation IV nuclear power
35:15 - 2018 Peak Oil
38:10 - Extracting copper will become more difficult
40:28 - Renewables: Right answer to the wrong question
42:35 - Minerals in a wind turbine (2-ton neodymium magnet)
43:28 - ⅓ of current system will be electrified according to the European commission
43:43 - There’s not enough time or materials to mine and replace lithium to meet goals by 2030
46:07 - Brandenburg, Germany 100% renewable by 2030
52:03 - Manufacturing and raw material production in Russia and China
52:38 - Natural gas in Europe comes from Russia
53:50 - Liquifying and unliquifying gas loses 30% of energy properties
58:04 - Peak coal 2013 and peak gas 2019
1:03:10 - Paul Ehrlich info + TGS Episode
1:03:20 - Industrial fertilizer
1:03:40 - We’ve lost 40% of arable land since 1960
1:05:45 - Cuban response to oil embargo
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