The German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) is the national information and consultancy platform for mineral raw materials.
DERA was established in 2010 by decree of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and is part of the German Geological Survey (Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, BGR). Hence, DERA builds on many years of expertise and a wide scientific and technical infrastructure.
Our mission is to contribute to a secure, affordable and sustainable mineral raw material supply for Germany.
Considering the energy transition and further key and future technology developments, we evaluate commodity markets and international mineral supply sources.
Based on these trends, we help companies and politicians to become aware of potential price and supply risks along the supply chain. In addition, we also support measures undertaken by the Federal Government and companies in securing mineral raw materials on global markets.
Our team consists of practically-orientated experts with geoscientific, economic, mining engineering and processing background. We conduct our analyses and assessments on publicly open or commercially available technical information as well as on our own research and reviews.
Contact and directions
German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA)
in the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
Phone: +49 (0)30 36993 226
Fax: +49 (0)30 36993 100
How to find us:
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