CloseLoop Workshop Substitution of Critical Raw Materials
Time: 19 November 2018
Venue: Dipoli, Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo, Meeting room Takka
Target audience: Chemical, metallurgical and energy industries, ministries, cities, NGOs, researchers, post graduate and post doctoral students
EU has listed 27 substances as critical raw materials (CRM) based on their economic importance and supply risk. The modern society is increasingly dependent on these materials. Especially, the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy (solar and wind) and electric mobility will drastically increase the need for metals. Key supply risk mitigation measures are recovery of critical materials from end-of-life products and their substitution by earth abundant or renewable raw materials. In this workshop, we will present case studies of CRM substitution with a key focus in the energy sector.
08.45-09.15 Registration and coffee
09.15-09.30 Opening of the workshop
09.30-10.00 How energy transition is reshaping demand and supply of metallic minerals?
10.00-10.45 A Roadmap to Sustainable Use of Thermoelectrics
10.45-11.00 Nanostructured inorganic-organic thermoelectrics
11.00-11.30 Promotion of CRM substitution
12.30-13.15 Li and Mg-organic batteries on the horizon
13.15-13.30 Thin-film solid-state batteries with organic electrodes
13.30-14.00 Substitution case examples from heavy industry
14.30-15.15 Carbon nanotube based electronics
15.15-15.30 Electrocatalysis on functionalized carbon nanotubes
15.30-15.45 Summary and closing of the workshop
The workshop is free of charge but registration is required. You can register by sending e-mail to Annika.firstname.lastname@example.org by November 9, 2018. Please, specify your name, affiliation, e-mail address and possible special diet in the registration mail.