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REIA - REEsilience Conference on Innovations in Rare Earths and Magnet Applications

DATE : March 28, 2024

LOCATION : Thon Hotel EU, Brussels (Belgium)

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The rare-earth industry has seen various innovations in recent years, primarily focused on sustainable extraction, recycling methods, and substitution and material development, government policies and investments, collaborative efforts, and partnerships. Continued research in material science and manufacturing techniques is likely to lead to further innovations in permanent-magnet technology, enabling new and improved applications across various industries. Researchers are continuously exploring new magnetic alloys and composite materials to enhance the magnetic properties, temperature stability, corrosion resistance, and mechanical strength of permanent magnets. Collectively, these innovations aim to address environmental concerns, reduce supply chain vulnerabilities, and ensure a more sustainable and efficient rare-earth industry for future technological advancements.  

Please join us in Brussels for a one-day conference where REIA in partnership with REEsilience Project will bring together key stakeholders from the rare-earth industry, R&D institutes and policy makers to discuss the latest innovations and developments in REE industry.  

 

Key topics of discussions will include but are not limited to: 

  • Magnetic Alloys and Composites; 

  • Magnet Recycling and Sustainability; 

  • High-Temperature Stability and Applications;  

  • Miniaturization and so on. 

Programme agenda

8.00-8.45

Conference Registration

9.00-9.10

Welcome speech ‘REIA - A Global Platform for a Sustainable World’ by Dr. Badrinath Veluri, REIA President

9.10-9.30

Inauguration and keynote ‘European Critical Raw Materials Act: What to be expected?’ Constanze Veeh, DG Grow, European Commission

9.30-9.50

‘A Sustainable and Resilient European Supply Chain for Permanent Magnets’, Prof. Carlo Burkhardt, Pforzheim University & REEsilience Project Coordinator 

9.50-09.55

Q&A

09.55-10.15

'REESOURCE: Unlocking the Supply of REE in Europe through Responsible, Sustainable and Decarbonized Innovative Technologies’, Tore Malo Ødegård, Rare Earths Norway AS

10.15-10.20

 Q&A 

10.20-10.50

Coffee break 

10.50-11.40

Panel Session: European Innovation Projects: What has been achieved and will it contribute to meet the CRM Act targets?   

Moderator: Peter Tom Jones, KU Leuven  

Carlo Burkhardt, Pforzheim University / REEsilience; 

Spomenka Kobe, The Jožef Stefan Institute / INSPIRES;  

Nader Akil, PNO / REEPRODUCE; 

Pascal Leroy, WEE Forum/ FutuRaM;  

Véronique Peres, Orano SA / Magellan. 

11.40-12.10

‘Sustainable and Innovative Processing of REE Magnets from Recycled EOL Magnets’, Spomenka Kobe, Jožef Stefan Institute  

12.15-12.35

‘Metallurgical Recycling and Molten Salt Electrolysis’, Alexandros Charitos, TU Freiberg 

12.35- 12.40

Q&A 

12.40-13.30

Lunch Break 

13.30-13.50

‘Hydrometallurgical Processing of Rare Earth’, David Bengio, Carester  

13.50-13.55

Q&A 

13.55-14.15

‘Automated Extraction of RE Magnets’, Jakob Blomgren, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 

14.15-14.20

Q&A 

14.20-14.40

‘SUPREEMO: A New Initiative for a Sustainable European Rare-Earth-Elements Production Value Chain from Primary Ores’, Nader Akil, PNO Brussels 

14.40-14.45

Q&A 

14.45-15.10

Fireside chat: Brief intro to XRF, Benefits and Challenges vs. ICP, Overview of Common (and Less Common) Use Cases in the World of REEs, Adrian Fiege, Bruker BioSpin Group, and Erick Petit, MagREEsource   

15.10-15.40

Coffee Break 

15.40-16.00

‘FutuRaM: Developing the Knowledge Base on the Availability and Recoverability of SRMs and CRMs’, Pascal Leroy, WEE Forum 

16.00-16.05

Q&A 

16.10-17.00

Panel Session: Technology and Trade restrictions: Will It Hinder the Development of a Sustainable and Diversified Rare-Earth Supply Chain?   

Moderator: Gareth Hatch, REIA 

William Dawes, Mkango Resources Ltd; 

David O’Brock, REETec AS;  

Erick Petit, MagREEsource;

Bernd Grieb, ppm materials GmbH.

17.00-17.05

Vote of thanks, Nabeel Mancheri, REIA  

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