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For efficient energy conversion

Copper conducts electricity and heat very well which makes the metal an essential raw material in building communities and modern economies; 65 per cent of all copper produced around the world today is used to generate and conduct electricity. It is an incredibly important metal in the transition to alternative energy sources such as solar, wind and hydroelectric that need large amounts of copper both to generate electricity and transfer it over long distances with as little energy loss as possible. The supply of copper is thus one of the most important factors for effective energy transition. 

Boliden copper production

We produce around 350 ktonnes of copper cathodes annually at our smelters, which makes us Europe's third largest producer. In 2020, we mined 128 ktonnes of copper concentrates.

Low-Carbon and Recycled Copper

Boliden wants to set a standard for the mining and metals industry to pioneer for low-carbon metals. Boliden now offers two separate copper products, produced with drastically lower carbon footprint than the global average.


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Carbon footprint of Boliden Main Metals

Facts about Copper

  • Chemical symbol: Cu
  • Appearance: Reddish, metallic lustre
  • Melting point: 1084,62 °C
  • Boiling point: 2,562 °C

Did you know that...

2% of a passenger airplane's weight consists of copper - 190 km cabling

An electric locomotive contains 8 tons of copper

A regular passenger car contains about 20 kg of copper. An electric car contains about 70 kg copper.



Boliden Head Office

Boliden Group
Klarabergsviadukten 90
P.O. Box 44, SE-101 20 Stockholm
Tel: + 46 8 610 15 00
Fax: + 46 8 654 80 90