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Rare Earths for a Sustainable World - 5-6 October 2022 at Congress Park Hanau – Frankfurt, Germany

REEsilience was part of REIA 2022 Annual Conference

Rare Earths for a Sustainable World – 5-6 October 2022 at Congress Park Hanau – Frankfurt, Germany

This year’s global conference of the Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA) will focus on e-motors for the wind energy and automotive sectors. It will bring together key decision-makers in the technologies of vehicle electrification, rare earths producers, magnet makers, wind energy companies, e-drives and vehicle manufacturers to review the current supply situation and identify improvements to better satisfy the requirements of the industrial downstream customers for better technology adoption.

REEsilience and SUSMAGPRO will be represented by their Coordinator, Prof. Carlo Burkhardt of the Institute for Precious and Technology Metals (Pforzheim University, Germany), as well as project partners Prof. Spomenka Kobe of Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) and Dr. Boris Saje of Kolektor (Slovenia), during the Circular Economy Panel on 6 October at 10:00: The bottlenecks and opportunities for an efficient recycling loop (In Memory of Prof Rex Harris). The expert panel of speakers will discuss the advantages of using recycled materials from a sustainability/ESG perspective but also challenges and opportunities. Discussions will further involve the future of magnet production in Europe, especially in view of the current lack of experts and capacities on the continent. In addition, Volker Jahns of SUSMAGPRO project partner ZF will hold a presentation titled ZF’s View on Sustainability on 5th October at 16:00.

Both projects will also have a joint booth at the conference together with the related ERA-MIN 2 project MaXycle, and EIT RawMaterials projects INSPIRES and RECO2MAG. There you have the chance to meet the team behind and learn more about the projects!

We are looking forward to your visit!

For more information and registration, please visit the REIA’s website.