New EU List of Critical Raw Materials is out

New EU List of Critical Raw Materials is out

The 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List   The European Commission has just published the 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List. The Commission reviews the list of critical raw materials for the EU every three years screening 83 materials. Economic importance and...

Join our free online evening courses on October 14-16, 2020

Want to learn more about the sustainable management of critical raw materials? Join our free online training in the evenings of October 14-16! Don’t miss the keynote lecture of Prof. Paul Ekins, University College London: SusCritMOOC Online Training 2020...

SusCritMat PhD Summer School at Lake Como – postponed to 2021

The concept of material criticality has arisen from the concern that some materials (in particular, metals and minerals) may become supply unstable, highly price volatile or in other ways uncertain in their availability for technology deployment and manufacturing....

SusCritMOOC accepted for funding by EIT Raw Materials

The project succeeding SusCritMat – SusCritMOOC – has been accepted by EIT Raw Materials for funding in the area Wider Society Learning. MOOC stands for massive open online course and enables universities and education institutions to reach people who would otherwise...

Sustainability and Second Life: Lithium and Cobalt Recycling

Lithium and cobalt are essential for lithium-ion-batteries, which are used in electric vehicles, electronics and electricity storage. As the supply for these minerals is not expected to meet the ever increasing demand, recycling rates for these minerals are very low....