BRUSSELS, Belgium – 25 September 2013 – The Nickel Institute has today released a new report ‘Nickel in Tomorrow’s World: Tackling Global Challenges’ which highlights how nickel contributes to technologies for a more sustainable society and economy, one which meets the needs of a growing global population.
Nickel’s versatility and robustness mean that it is an ideal material to provide solutions for energy, transport, food and clean water as well as meeting other key sustainability challenges.
Nickel metal is tough, malleable and highly-resistant to corrosion. Nickel containing materials such as stainless steel have a long lifespan and require less maintenance than many alternative materials. Nickel is light and can reduce the overall weight of products, reducing the energy required for their production and operation. In addition, nickel retains its value at end-of-life, making it well-suited for recycling and reducing the wastestream.
Tim Aiken, Nickel Institute President said, “Some of society’s greatest challenges include reducing energy consumption and assuring access to safe food, clean water and advanced healthcare for citizens. The Nickel Institute’s latest publication is part of our ongoing commitment to educate and inform our stakeholders on the essential role nickel plays in industrial applications to address these grand challenges.”
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The Nickel Institute is a nonprofit organization that represents the interests of 22 companies which together produce more than 75% of the world’s annual nickel output. We promote on behalf of our members the production, use and re-use (through recycling) of nickel in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The Nickel Institute was established in 2004, following the merger of the Nickel Development Institute (NiDI) and the Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association (NiPERA).
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