German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA)

Booth number M 30-13

DERA is the national information & consultancy platform for mineral raw materials. Our mission is to contribute to a secure & sustainable mineral raw material supply for Germany.

About us

The German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) is the national information and consultancy platform for mineral raw materials and is part of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).

DERA by decree of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) is aligned with the German Government’s raw materials strategy.

Our services are aimed at companies and political stakeholders and include in depth analyses and consultancy services across a wide range of mineral raw materials and their intermediate products.

German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA)
Wilhelmstr. 25–30
13593 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 36993226

Contact person

Dr. Inga Osbahr
Phone: +49 30 36993203

Products and Services

Main DERA products include:

  • DERA Raw Materials Criticality List,

  • DERA Industry Workshops,

  • Detailed raw materials supply/demand risk analyses,

  • DERA Investment and Procurement Guides,

  • Mineral raw materials market research and consultancy services
German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA)

The global mineral raw materials markets are everchanging, presenting the German economy and our society with new challenges. Thus, recognising potential raw material supply bottlenecks at an early stage is essential. In-depth market knowledge and analyses on current and future supply and demand are cornerstones of our service. Aimed at companies and political stakeholders alike, detailed market-based advisory services are a quality feature of DERA.

Further reading

Raw Materials for Emerging Technologies 2021

According to the comprehensive DERA study, the raw material demand for emerging technologies will increase significantly. This is mainly due to the energy transition, the mobility transition and digitalisation. For a total of eleven metals, the demand in 2040 could be significantly higher than the current global production. The 33 most important emerging technologies were examined in three different scenarios.

Further reading

Mineral Raw Materials for water electrolyis

Hydrogen offers great potential to decarbonise various industries and thus contribute to climate neutrality. The prerequisite is a climate-neutral production of hydrogen.
This booklet provides information on mineral raw materials which are needed for the production of climate-neutral hydrogen and their potential supply risk.

Further reading

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