SCRREEN news

26
Mar

Discover the superpowers of critical raw materials with our public awareness online campaign!

Raw materials are essential elements in today’s industrial production and are crucial for the sustainable functioning of our economy. That’s why SCRREEN is launching its campaign – the superpowers of critical raw materials – to raise public awareness on the importance of critical raw materials. In the bid to raise the awareness of new critical raw materials, the European SCRREEN project is launching a

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21
Mar

Introducing the EU CRM knowledge base developed by SCRREEN

As one of the main set objectives of the SCRREEN, the consortium has collected and organised the global knowledge on critical raw materials in Europe into a knowledge data portal that will be easily accessible, without duplicating existing databases. Thanks to the efforts of our consortium members, the CRM data portal is now launched and ready to be tested. Through this

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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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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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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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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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