Raw Materials on the Horizon - an ETP SMR Webinar Series

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"Raw Materials on Horizon" will showcase current activities and ideas within EU raw materials research and innovation community.

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The European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) invites you to join a series of three short webinars that aim to showcase some of the most prominent ongoing activities and ideas within the EU raw materials research and innovation community. In the drive for ever more advanced applied research and innovation and higher technology readiness levels required for a move towards climate neutrality, basic research should not be left behind as the foundation for major breakthrough discoveries. These webinars will demonstrate the current landscape of raw materials research across the EU and new ideas being developed among core researchers to help a critical industry adapt towards a greener and more environmentally conscious society.

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Webinar 1 | Monday 16th November 2020 | 11:30-13:00 (CET)

Finding sustainability throughout the raw materials value chain

Sustainability is at the heart of many innovations being developed within the raw materials sector, whether it be sustainable sourcing, sustainable supply chains, or more sustainable practices in production and processing. This session will hear from a number of projects focussed on sustainability issues within the sector.

Webinar 2 | Tuesday 17th November 2020 | 15:00-16:45 (CET)

Raw Materials for the Clean Energy Transition

Cleaner and greener energy brings with it an increased demand for critical raw materials and rare earth elements. Where could these be sourced, are there untapped deposits worth investigating within the EU, and how can we help by decarbonising an energy intensive industry? These are some of the questions to be undertaken in this session.

Webinar 3 | Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 11:00-12:30 (CET)

Society and the environment in the raw materials agenda

Many regions across Europe have developed both socially and economically around the mineral resources they possess. This session delves into the challenges being faced by those regions and the solutions for future development, from re-skilling/up-skilling in a rapidly evolving sector, development of new technologies to reduce environmental impacts, to biodiversity protection strategies.

For most up to date information and the full programme, visit http://www.etpsmr.org/?page_id=27

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