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16
Feb

A step closer to the European Expert Network on critical raw materials

On 30-31 January 2018, a SCRREEN Expert Group (EG) meeting took place in Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre. Day one was dedicated to the production of critical raw materials, and day two zoomed in on the critical raw materials (CRM) market. The ‘Production’ Expert Group addressed the role of circular economy, environmental performance and innovation in the CRM value chain.

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30
Jan

2017 recap: SCRREEN to advance Europe’s CRM strategy in 2018

Raw materials are key components of many elements which are indispensable to daily life. Think… sustainable and modern technologies, all your hi-tech gadgets such as laptops, mobile phones and many more. Without these, life as we know it could change radically – reality could become an extended episode of Black Mirror! This is why the European Union put forward the Raw Materials Initiative

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30
Jan

Circular Materials Conference 2018

Chalmers Conference Centre, 7-8 March 2018 Game Changers and Disruptors Industrial and Scientific Progress in the Circular Use of Materials The Competence Centre of Recycling (CCR) at Chalmers University of Technology in cooperation with Nordic Publishing in conjunction with major organizations from the basic, chemical, recycling and textile and fashion industries are proud to invite you to the fourth ”Circular

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29
Jan

Be-Mat Business Event on Materials and Circular Economy

The Be-Mat event, organised in collaboration with the EIT Raw Materials network, aims at creating a community with an high potential of Innovation and Internationalization based on stable links between research results, industrial needs and funding paths. It will cover a broad range of topics including Critical raw materials, Advanced materials & biomaterial, Recycling of materials and Circular Business Models

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8
Jan

17th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2018

The IERC 2018 is the recycling industry’s most important event, bringing together over 500international producers, recyclers, equipment manufacturers, recycling associations, refurbishers, standards bodies, NGOs, regulators and many more. The experts will discuss the latest recycling technologies, regulations, manufacturing processes and value of raw materials. The congress will focus on: •    Challenges of the Circular Economy •    Worldwide take-back schemes, quotas and

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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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