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RoleoftheMinistryofIndustryand

TradeinModernizationofCriticalRaw
MaterialsSectorintheCzechRepublic

Roleof MITinmodernization MartinVlastnk


of CRMSector Head of State Mineral Policy Unit 1
History of Geology
Firstmodernuniversityforeducationin
geologywasestablishedinPbram in1849.
ItbecamefamousbytheProfessor
FrantiekPoepn.
Czechterritorystartedtobemappedstepby
stepinthescale1:75.000inninetiesof19thcentury.
CompleteterritoryoftheCzechoslovakiahasbeengeologicaly
mapped inthescale1:50.000untiltheyearof1965andresult
wasreleasedinthescale1:200.000.Laterwereadded
specializedmapslikehydrogeology,geophysical,landsliderisks,
etc.inthesamescale.
Todaycontinuesthemappinginthescaleof1:25.000.Of
course,depositsunderminingaremuchmoredetailed
geologicaly prospected.

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RecentstateofRMintheCzechRepublic
CzechRepublicbelongstoEUcountrieswithrelativelygoodpositionofmining
sector.
Continuesminingofbrowncoal,industrialmineralsandconstructionmaterials.Hard
coalisfinalstagethatstartedtwoyearagoduetoitslowpricesonglobalmarket.
Startsgeologicalexplorationformodernmineralslikelithiumandothersearching
inthesectionofEUcriticalminerals.Due
tolongtimemininghistory,wesuppose
thatwewouldhavethosemineralsnot
onlyinoriginaldeposits,butalsoonpit
heapsandtailingponds.
Geologicalcompaniescontinuesto
workpartiallyabroadandkeep
knowhowofprospectingin
greenfields.Theyareexperiencedall
aroundtheworldfromGreenlandthrough
Jamaica,Mali,MongoliatillVietnam.

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Historical andrecent needs of industry
CzechRepubliciswellexploredforclassicalmineralslikecopper,lead,zinc,iron,
silicasand,kaolin,etc.
Modernmineralslikelithium,beryllium,REEandothersthatareneededbymodern
technologiesweretakenforundesirableforeignmattersinclassicalmineralsinthe
past.Wehavescarceinformationabouttheirappearanceonly.
CzechRepublicisrelativelyreachon
thelithium.Weknowitfromthepast,
becauseonsomemineraldepositsof
classicalmineralscomposelithiumpart
ofundesirableingredientsthatare
concentratedintailingponds.Detailed
geologicalprospectionoffirstlithium
depositstartedthreeyearago.

Roleof MITinmodernization MartinVlastnk


of CRMSector Head of State Mineral Policy Unit 4
Roleof the Ministry NewRMPolicy
CreateconditionsforassuranceofRMfordomesticuse.
StrengthennationalRMsecurity.
AssureconsistentprotectionofstrategicRMdeposits.
Keepsustainableminingin
conditionsofstrongprotection
ofenvironment.
Createconditionsfornewphase
ofnationalRMdiplomacy,which
haslongtraditionintheCzech
Republic.
Supportofmaterialsaving
technologies asastartingpoint
forthecirculareconomy.

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Roleof the Ministry Practical Targets
EnforcenewStateRawMaterialsPolicy.
UseEUprojectslikeEIPRM,Horizon2020,Interreg,KIC,etc. forsupportingRM
sectorintheCzechRepublic.
PrepareconditionsforR&DprojectssupportedbyMinistryandbyEuropean
CommissiontoointhefieldofRawMaterialsexploration,miningandprocessing.
ContinuetheRawMaterialsDiplomacyonbilateralormultilateralbase.That
diplomacyhasverylongtraditioninourcountry.
SupportCzechcompaniesinlinkupcontactsandcooperationwithforeignpartners.

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Roleof the Ministry Circular Economy
StatePolicyonSecondaryRawMaterials
wasapprovedin2014.
InvolvementoftheMinistryintoworking
groupsofEuropeanCommision andother
organizationsinthefieldofsecondary
rawmaterialsandcirculareconomy.
Supportofmaterialsavingtechnologies
asastartingpointforthecircular
economy.
SupportprojectsforR&Dprojects
inwastemanagementsandcircular
economyfinancedorcofinancedbythe
MinistryorbyEuropeanCommision.

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Thankyouforyourattention

vlastnik@mpo.cz

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