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....

Registration for the SusCritMat Summer School now open!

If you’re involved into education about materials’ science, geography, chemistry or physics, or even history and geopolitics, the next SusCritMat Summer School will provide you with an opportunity to offer your students an interdisciplinary insight into...

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...

Winter School report now available!

Last January, the first SusCritMat Winter School gave its participants the opportunity to discuss and work with experts from various fields. They did not only learn new things about sustainability aspects, but also enlarged their professional network. Like the other...