Presentations at fairs & conferences

Symposium and Workshop: The Great Transition – the Importance of Critical Metals for Green Energy Technologies (13 July 2017 in Darmstadt, Germany)

Well-known experts from academia and industry gave key-note lectures addressing the substitutability of critical metals in the different classes of functional materials. The aim is to develop new materials and efficient energy technologies with a reduced supply risk and enhanced environmental sustainability. During the one-day event, about 150 participants could discuss various technologies such as energy storage (Power to Fuel), photovoltaic, thermoelectric generators and the use of magnetic materials and superconductors.

The event was a perfect opportunity to communicate the aims of REProMag in recycling magnets and producing new near-net-shaped mangets via the SDS processes. Dr. Michael Krispin from REProMag partner SIEMENS CT RTC (SIEMENS Corporate Research & Technology Center, Germany), Materials for Power Generation, presented outcomes linked to our project during the afternoon session Magnetic Materials and Superconductors:

15:45 – 16:15 Dr. Michael Krispin, Siemens AG, Materials for Power Generation
RE magnets for Green Energy and eMobility

ProgrammeMore information  – article from John Joseph Uhlrich in the ChemViews Magazine


The workshop was jointly organised by the DGM Fachausschüsse Funktionswerkstoffe and Werkstoffe der Energietechnik and the Jung-DGM Darmstadt. Co-organisers were the Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS, the Hessen LOEWE Excellence Cluster RESPONSE, the TU Darmstadt Profile Area Future Energy Systems and the EIT RawMaterials.