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 of events organised by the European Commission addressing the latest news regarding raw materials in the EU.
The SCRREEN project will organize its launching event during this week, on November 7, this event will offer an opportunity to a variety of stakeholders to get a fresh update about the latest EU activities in the field of Critical Raw Materials. The event is co-organised by the European Commission and 5 Horizon 2020 projects including SCRREEN. These projects are as follows: CHROMIC (GA 730471), EQUINOX (GA 689510), PLATIRUS (GA 730224), INREP (GA 641864) AND SCALE (GA 730105) . It takes place during the Raw Materials Week 2017 in parallel to the Advanced Mining Countries Conference on Responsible Mining and Sourcing starting with a joint plenary session.
Date: 7 November 2017
Venue: Le Plaza Hotel (Boulevard Adolphe Max 118-126, 1000 Bruxelles)
About the co-organisers:
The CHROMIC project aims to unlock the potential of these resources. By smart combinations of existing methods and new technological innovations, it will develop new processes to recover chromium, vanadium, molybdenum and niobium from industrial waste.
The main objective of EQUINOX is to develop a novel process that allows to substitute Cr/Ni based (stainless) steel parts used in high volume end consumer products such as in the lock industry, electronics, process industry and automotive industry with a novel technology.
The PLATIRUS project tackles the challenge of boosting the availability and ensuring a stable supply of PGMs in Europe by upscaling to industrially relevant levels of a novel cost-efficient and miniaturised PGMs recovery and raw material production process.
The main aim of SCALE is the efficient exploitation of EU high concentration scandium containing resources including bauxite residues and acid wastes to develop a stable and secure EU scandium supply chain to serve the needs of EU aerospace and high tech industry.
The goals of the EU-funded INREP project are threefold: first, to identify and assess indium-free alternatives; second, to identify and develop thin film deposition equipment and third, to test the capabilities of these indium-free transparent conductors.
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