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
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.