About MiMa

What is Mima?

In 2013, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) established Center for Mineral Resources and Materials (MiMa) to build knowledge about the supply of raw materials and their significance for society and thereby to contribute to solutions for future raw material challenges in Denmark and globally.

The purpose of the center is to monitor and analyse raw material supply and demand to achieve a secure and sustainable supply of mineral resources. MiMa builds knowledge about the complex relationships that make up the value chains for individual raw materials, from exploration and extraction, processing and production of semi-finished products and goods, to consumption and potential recycling.

MIMa analyses, inter alia, the potential effects of bottlenecks in the supply chains of mineral resources on Danish society and businesses, as well as the impact of such bottlenecks on the Danish national economy. The center examines the global and national raw material flows, writes forecasts for future raw material use, and monitors the price and trade development of raw materials.

Finally, MiMa studies opportunities and challenges associated with the recycling of mineral resources.

Collaborate with MiMa

MiMa’s work rests on GEUS’ research-based knowledge and capacities within the field of raw materials. MiMa is part of the Department of Mapping and Mineral Resources, creating a strong synergy in solving the tasks at hand.

MiMa conducts its own analyses and research and provides targeted information and advice to both authorities and private stakeholders. In addition, MiMa participates in research collaborations and engages in dissemination and educational activities related to raw material themes.

The MiMa staff has a variety of backgrounds – from earth sciences and material flow analysis to process technology and engineering, and this is essential for a holistic understanding of the complexity of supply chains.

The centre collaborates with various stakeholders, such as authorities and agencies, businesses and industry organisations, as well as Danish and international research institutions.

MiMa is open to collaboration, feel free to contact us.

Jakob Kløve Keiding
Head of Center
Phone: +45 91 33 34 34
E-mail: jkk@geus.dk

Knowledge Center for Mineral Resources and Materials (MiMa, GEUS), photo by Jakob Kløve Keidin


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The green transition

The transition of energy production from coal, oil, and natural gas to green technologies is progressing rapidly in these years. In Denmark, green energy production accounts for more than 45 percent of the total energy production. However, the green transition requires an adequate supply of raw materials to manufacture all the wind turbines, solar panels, electric cars, heat pumps, batteries, etc. – and at a price the market can afford. Some of these key raw materials are classified as critical by the EU, and only a very small portion can be obtained from circular material cycles.

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Security of supply

Raw materials and the materials produced from them play a fundamental role in our society. Bridges and buildings, roads and wind turbines, TVs and phones. Virtually everything we surround ourselves with originates from processed mineral resources. However, our consumption assumes that supply security is in place and that it adapts as our societal needs change.

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Circular economy

Circular economy, recycling, and green transition are about how society can more efficiently use raw materials to create greater value for both society and the environment. These are central topics that authorities, businesses, and investors must address – not only at the national level but also internationally.

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MiMa – a part of GEUS

MiMa is a part of the Geological Survey for Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), which is an independent research and advisory institution under the Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Utilities. GEUS serves as a geological data center and conducts investigations, research, advisory services, and mapping.