Event Details


DATE : October 05 - 06, 2022

LOCATION : Congress Park Hanau Germany


Rare Earths are critical materials for vehicle electrification and wind turbines. Electric vehicles will only unleash their full environmental benefit when the electricity mix evolves towards a higher renewables content. For that, wind-power turbines also rely on rare earths’ magnets for highest efficiency and low-maintenance cost. 

Despite their unmatched technological benefits, rare earths are considered scarce, their extraction is expensive, prone to price volatility and their supply chain concentrated in a single country. However, these perceptions do not entirely correspond to how the rare earths industry has evolved since the very mediatic “Rare Earths Crisis” of 2010.

This ‘Rare Earths for a sustainable world’ conference will bring together key decision makers in the technologies of vehicle electrification and wind energy, rare earths producers, magnet makers and more to review the current supply situation and identify improvements to better satisfy the requirements of the industrial downstream customers for a better technology adoption. 

Participant Companies in 2022

  • Grundfos Holding A/S Stellantis N.V.
  • Danfoss Power Solutions GmbH BMW
  • Magnet e Motion B.V. Lynas Rare Earths Ltd
  • B&C Speakers Spa PSA-Nidec Emotors
  • BEC Gesellschaft für Produktmanagement Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH
  • Saskatchewan Research Council Mahle
  • Mercedes-Benz AG Porsche AG
  • Daido Steel Co.,Ltd. Helix Motors Ltd
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG Polestar
  • VALEO Schaeffler Automotive Buehl GmbH & Co. KG
  • BASF Heraeus
  • Shin-Etsu Magnetics Europe GmbH JOGMEC
  • Miele & Cie. KG Neo Performance Materials
  • Carpenter Electrification Robert BOSCH GmbH
  • Rocklink GmbH NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik GmbH
  • Wood Mackenzie Vacuumschmelze
  • Medallion Resources Yunsheng Magnetics (Europe) GmbH
  • GreenMet Quadrant GmbH
  • Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp. Energy Fuels
  • Pforzheim University Rare Earths Norway AS
  • Phoenix Tailings BRGM
  • Bomatec AG EIT RawMaterials
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Orano
  • Jožef Stefan Institute Ningbo Yunsheng Co. Ltd
  • JL MAG Rare-Earth Co. Europe B.V. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum
  • REEtec RareX
  • Brugger GmbH International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Pensana Plc Carester
  • University of Birmingham Fraunhofer IWKS
  • NUMOBILITY MagnoTherm Solutions GmbH
  • REE Minerals Holding AS Mainborn GmbH
  • European Commission, DG GROW DMEGC Germany GmBH
  • Phoenix Tailings TU Darmstadt
  • Aclara Resources Inc. Vibrantz Technologies
  • TRADIUM GmbH Leading Edge Materials Corp.
  • Ionic Rare Earths Limited Ara Partners
  • GreenMet Mkango Resources Ltd
  • Peak Rare Earths Auxico Resources
  • Minviro Central America Nickel
  • Wood Mackenzie Sintex A/S
  • Mkango Resources Magneti Ljubljana, d.d.
  • Jozef Stefan Institute CNRS UMR
  • Baotou Tianhe Magnetics Social Capital
  • Umicore PPM materials GmbH
  • Entellus Industries Private Limited
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Solvay S.A.
  • University of Birmingham, U.K
  • British Geological Survey
  • HyProMag Ltd
  • Search Minerals Inc.
  • Global Wind Energy Council
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Hitachi Metals Europe GmbH
  • DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH
  • Berenberg
  • Kolektor Mobility
  • Wave International

Programme agenda

14.00-17.00 REIA Annual General Assembly (Only for REIA Members)
8.00-8.45 Conference Registration
8.45-8.55 Welcome speech by Dr. Badrinath Veluri, REIA President ‘REIA – a global platform for a sustainable world’
8.55-9.15 Inauguration and keynote by Dr. Masato Sagawa, Inventor of Sintered NdFeB Magnet and Advisor Daido Steel, ‘Aiming at the Rare Earth Iron Age’
9.15-9.25 Q&A Felicitations, Dr. Masato Sagawa: Henrik Orskov Pederson, Grundfos
9.30-10.20 SUPPLY PANEL: Challenges to the automotive industry in securing rare earths for electric mobility Moderator: Roderick Eggert, Colorado School of Mines Panelists: Richard Moore, Nidec-PSA emotors SAS Jun Shi, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH Richard Arlot, Bomatec Kai Schmersahl, Neo Performance Materials
10.20-10.30 Member Spotlight: Peak Rare Earths
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.20 Demand keynote 1: Martina Lyons, International Renewable Energy Agency ‘Critical material requirements for energy transition’
14.40-14.50 Member Spotlight: SRC Canada
14.50-15.10 Why Myanmar Matters: Hinnant Lori, Associated Press
15.10-15.20 Q&A
15.20-15.50 Coffee Break
15.50-16.10 Sustainability keynote 1: REIA/Minviro/Circularise ‘The life cycle environmental impact of rare earths electric motors for automobiles’
16.10-16.20 Q&A
16.10-16.30 Sustainability keynote 2: Jahns Volker, ZF Friedrichshafen AG ‘ZF´s view on Sustainability’
16.30-16.40 Member Spotlight: Aclara Resources
16.40-17.10 Circular Economy keynote 1: Jürgen Gassmann and Benjamin Balke, Fraunhofer Institute, IWKS ‘Closing the loop in e-mobility’
17.10-17.20 Q&A
17.20-17.30 Member Spotlight: Appia Rare Earths
17.30-18.30 Networking at Exhibition Hall
19.00-22.00 Networking Dinner
9.00-09. 15

Technology keynote 2:  Dr. Takahiko Iriyama, Technology Officer, Daido Steel, Japan
‘SmFeN Magnets- present and future’ 


Technology keynote 3: Yutaka Yoshida, Sr. Manager, Daido Steel (America) Inc
‘HREE-free Hot-Deformed Nd-Fe-B Magnets’ 


Circular Economy keynote 2: Alexander Furgeri, JL Mag,
‘Design for motors: the way forward’




The bottlenecks and opportunities for an efficient recycling loop (In Memory of Prof Rex Harris) 
Moderator: Gareth Hatch, REIA  
Spomenka Kobe, Joseph Stefan Institute
Oliver Gutfleisch, Technical University, Darmstadt
Carlo Burkhardt, Pforzheim University 
Allan Walton, University of Birmingham
Boris Saje, Kolektor Mobility


Coffee Break 


Member Spotlight: Phoenix Tailings 


Demand keynote 2:  Feng Zhao, Global Wind Energy Council
‘Unlocking the wind energy capacity: the bottlenecks’ 


Member Spotlight: REE Minerals, Norway


Investment for the energy transition  
Moderator: Igor Estraykh, GreenMet 
Dimitri Koufos, EBRD
Robin Fiedler, Bank of Montreal
Dave Phelan, Social Capital, USA
Richard Hatch, Berenberg Bank
Roland Gauss, EIT RawMaterials


Technology kenote 4: Max Fries, Magnotherm Solutions GmbH
‘Magnetic Refrigeration – Next generation cooling’




Networking Lunch


REE Magnet and Battery Recycling Plant visit, Fraunhofer Institute IWKS

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