Motu

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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21
Aug

Discovering the unused potential of secondary materials

From the viewpoint of circular economy, a large share of products would still need improvements, particularly as regards the choice of materials and the case of residues. We also need to change our way of thinking and we need more information in order to leverage the unused potential of secondary materials. Trends affect the product cycle In its report “Circular

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24
Jul

RECAP: SCRREEN Expert Group workshop on CRM ‘Resources’ issues

Launched in November 2016, the SCRREEN project aims to create a long-lasting Expert Network on Critical Raw Materials issues. The activities of the project are focused on the three pillars of critical raw materials: primary resources, secondary resources (recycling and recovery issues) and best alternatives for substitution of materials/processes. MINPOL chaired the ‘Resources’ Expert Group that will contribute to mapping, assessing and

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26
Jun

SCRREEN Expert Group workshop on CRM ‘Resources’ issues

Launched in November 2016, the SCRREEN project aims to create a long-lasting Expert Network on Critical Raw Materials issues. The activities of the project are focused on the three pillars of critical raw materials: primary resources, secondary resources (recycling and recovery issues) and best alternatives for substitution of materials/processes. Six Expert Groups (Markets, Governments & Policies, Substitution, Resources, Circular Economy,

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25
May

STRADE organises: Steps towards sustainable partnership approaches and responsible mining practice

Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe (STRADE) will organise the following event – European and global extractive industries: Steps towards sustainable partnership approaches and responsible mining practice. It is slated to take place in Brussels, Belgium from 19-20 June 2017. STRADE aims to facilitate four workshops: Day 1 A1. Dialogues between resource producers and consumers: Towards a new platform for

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18
May

13th International Mine Water Association Congress – Mine Water & Circular Economy

Mining and reliable mine water management are of outstanding importance for the Finnish and worldwide mining industry. IMWA 2017’s Congress theme will be “Mine Water & Circular Economy” which will be presented in 243 oral and poster presentations. This event will hold from 25-30 June 2017. Circular economy means, “closing the loop” of product life-cycles by improving recycling and re-use. In

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