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2. The Criticality of Phosphorus. Data, Peaks & Politics

The criticality of an element is defined by its economical relevance, the relevance of its most important economic applications and the risks, and future risks of its supply and sustainability. In other words: its current and its future demand and availability.

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Oliver Gantner

Resource Strategy, University of Augsburg

Dr. Oliver Gantner is research associate for Resource Strategy at Augsburg University. He conducts projects related to resource efficiency, life-cycle assessment and environmental strategies. Within his thesis on the criticality assessment of phosphorus he works both on the methodical refinement of the raw materials criticality assessment and the strategic aspects of world phosphate mines, phosphate rock by-products, phosphorus and industrial phosphates.