Tranøy, August 2020
Although the GREENPEG kick off was still online GREENPEG partners united in a first physical meeting which took place in the far north of Norway at Tysfjord test site. Remote sensing and ground truth as well as sampling and visiting GREENPEG partner Quartz Corporation high purity quartz quarries were the bullet points on a dense agenda. Right at the eve of the launch of the European Commission, Critical Raw Materials for Strategic Technologies and Sectors in the EU foresight study, GREENPEG started contributing to a number of European agendas by developing and validation of new cost-effective exploration approaches to unlock domestic critical mineral resources. GREENPEG outcomes will contribute to both the Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials as part of the new EU Industrial Strategy, the European Green Deal, and the EU COVID-19 Recovery Plan for Europe ensuring resilience through a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials.