Copper the New 'Green' as Hybrid Car Market Grows

Ivanhoe Mines chairman Robert Friedland called copper a "green' metal and pointed to that hybrid cars use twice the amount of copper compared with regular cars.

Published: 03-Oct-2007

VANCOUVER - The growing use of gasoline-electric hybrid cars will help drive copper demand, Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) chairman Robert Friedland told a mining conference Monday.

Friedland called copper a "green" metal and pointed to that hybrid cars use twice the amount of copper compared with regular cars.

"It's the copper the world needs," Friedland told the Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals.

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