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Why Platinum? THE GOAL IS NOT HIGHER CONSUMPTION I chose to focus on Type-S asteroids, because they are the most rich in PGMs, and looked more closely at how we could use these metals. They are of course extremely rare and therefore very valuable. They are also essential for our computers and gadgets but also for more effective non-hydro electric generation and fuel cell-technology. Unlimited access to these metals could change world wide access to high tech solutions as well as our dependency on fossil fuels.

FOSSIL FUEL DEPENDENCY “Currently fossil fuels account for 81% of the world’s primary energy. We need affordable renewable sources of energy, but non-hydroelectric renewable provided only 2% of the world’s energy consumption in 2010. They are too expensive because they rely on critical metals that are in short supply.”

33 % OIL 30 % COAL 24 % NATURAL GAS 7 % HYDRO 4 % NUCLEAR

2 % NON-HYDRO RENEWABLE

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