Motu

14
Dec

White Paper on Responsible Mining

Modern societies are dependent on mineral-based products. Energy technology, Information and communications technology, consumer electronics, infrastructure, logistics and food production all increasingly rely on an ever-widening array of minerals and metals. For example, production of a personal computer or a smartphone needs over 40 elements. Rapid replacement of internal combustion engines by electricity based technology in the car industry and

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13
Dec

Annual Critical Raw Material Event 2017 – presentations available

The first Annual Critical Raw Material Event offered an opportunity to a variety of stakeholders to get a fresh update about the latest EU activities in the field of Critical Raw Materials. Co-organised by the European Commission, and the Horizon 2020 project SCRREEN together with CHROMIC, EQUINOX, INREP, PLATIRUS and SCALE, it took place during the Raw Materials Week 2017

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29
Nov

A look back at the project’s first year

In the months leading up to today, the SCRREEN consortium has mapped and analysed experts and stakeholders from different communities and CRM sectors. This ­­­­­information has helped to shape a structured plan for a stakeholders consultation. The project mapped the main CRM applications in the EU based on literature review and complemented by its own analysis. This was enriched with information on the

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24
Nov

Check out the 1st edition of SCRREEN’s newsletter!

A 30-MONTH PROJECT TO STRENGTHEN EUROPE’S CRITICAL RAW MATERIAL STRATEGY Nearly seven years have passed since the prices of critical raw materials have soared e.g. rare earth elements prices, and since the launch of the Raw Materials Initiative and the publication of the first CRM list. The European Union has made great progress towards a raw material strategy that led to

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20
Nov

Winter School 2018 : SusCritMat Programme on Critical Raw Materials

Raw materials are crucial to Europe’s economy and essential to maintaining and improving our quality of life. Securing reliable and unhindered access to important primary and secondary raw materials is a growing concern within the EU and across the globe. The SusCritMat project, funded by the EIT Raw Materials, aims to provide educational materials on this important topic to give

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18
Oct

Register for the SCRREEN LAUNCHING & 1ST ANNUAL CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS EVENT

Following the success of the 1st edition of the “Raw Materials Week”, the 2nd edition will take place in Brussels from Monday 6 to Friday 10 November 2017. It will be a great opportunity for the raw materials community to discuss and exchange on all relevant issues: policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, etc. The Raw Materials Week is centred around a series

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6
Oct

SCRREEN to be presented at the World Resources Forum 2017 Conference

During the workshop titled “International Cooperation on Raw Materials in the European Union H2020 programme”, the SCRREEN project will be presented by a member of the consortium. Objective of the workshop This workshop is related to the Horizon 2020 funded project, FORAM, which aims to develop a platform of international experts and stakeholders that will enhance the international cooperation on

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13
Sep

E-MRS Fall Meeting (Symposium I): Solutions for critical raw materials under extreme conditions

Difficulties in the access to critical raw materials (CRMs) are expected to depress industries based in Europe. If direct substitution of CRMs represents one viable solution (not easy to achieve), a more realistic approach would be to realise innovative ways of synthesizing, rational use, and enhanced recycling of the CRMs. Scope: Global and local crises have clearly shown that life

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6
Sep

Innovation & Research in the E-waste Recycling Chain: Improving Circular Economy of Critical Raw Materials

On 13-14 September 2017 in Aachen, Germany, a Matchmaking and Networking event will be organised to discuss the state of the art of e-waste recycling, looking at the entire recycling chain, from collection and logistics to sorting, pre-processing and materials recovery. The aim of the M&N event will be to have an overview of the current WEEE recycling (Waste Electrical

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28
Aug

Critical raw materials: what are they?

Raw materials, which are essential elements in today’s industrial production, are crucial for the sustainable functioning of our economy. Used in microprocessors, smartphones, LCD screens, batteries and low energy light bulbs, raw materials are an intrinsic part of our daily lives and the industry demand is growing at impressive rates. Strategic economic sectors in Europe, such as the automotive, aerospace

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