Germanium

Performance

Germanium (purity min. 99,999%)

field of application

  • night vision device
  • optical fibre cable
  • detector technology
  • infrared optic
  • high frequency technology
  • transistors
  • catalysts
  • solar module

production quantity 2010

approx. 140 tonnes

required quantity 2030

A demand of 1,000 tonnes is expected.

Germanium is one of the world´s rarest metal. Just 140 tonnes are produced yearly of which 100 tonnes were from china. A shortage of supply has been spoken since 2005. And there is no end in sight. The German institute for Economic Research, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) expect an eightfold rise in demand for germanium by 2030.

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