The European Commission has developed a list of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) to secure reliable access to crucial rare earth elements, including cobalt and niobium.

SCRREEN3 builds on the work of the original SCRREEN project to develop the network and publish sector-oriented outlook reports analysing the future supply and demand of these CRMs. The project supports the Commission in policymaking and expert knowledge related to CRMs. The SCRREEN3 network gathers expertise on primary and secondary resources; production, including exploration, mining, processing, recycling and refining; substitution of CRM; raw materials markets; future demand and supply; materials flows; socio-economic analysis. It also covers strategic value chains and end-use sectors, Including batteries, e-mobility, renewable energy, electronics, defence and aerospace.