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....

New video learning content now available!

We have recently added two new highly informative videos to the SusCritMat Youtube channel: In one video, Ester van der Voet from Leiden University talks about scenarios for critical raw materials. As global demand for critical raw materials continues to grow, crucial...

Call for participation to ICCCE 2018

After five years of funding by the FONA research programme from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the research group “Cascade Use” is inviting to their final conference ICCCE 2018- International Conference on Cascade Use and Circular...