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DEMETER Concluding Symposium
5 - 7 February 2019
In September 2015 the European Training Network for the Design and Recycling of Rare-Earth Permanent Magnet Motors and Generators in Hybrid and Full Electric Vehicles (in short: ETN DEMETER) was initiated. As the project is near completion, the DEMETER Closing Symposium is organised in Leuven (Belgium) on 5-7 February 2019. Registration for this event, which is a co-organisation of DEMETER, SIM² KU Leuven and GloREIA innovation project supported by EIT RawMaterials, is now open.
The DEMETER Symposium features a high-quality, “beyond-science-only” programme on rare-earth permanent-magnet motors and the e-mobility revolution. The three-day Symposium provides the floor to invited international experts from industry, academia and the European Commission, as well as the early-stage researchers from the DEMETER project who will present their final results. The Symposium includes two exciting panel discussions, which will stimulate a wider societal debate about the transition to a low-carbon mobility system, the requirement of critical metals (incl. rare earths), the Social License to Operate to mine and/or recycle critical metals, as well as the geopolitical aspects of rare earth sourcing.
- The future of REE permanent magnets (I)
- The future of REE permanent magnets (II)
- The future of (H)EVs
- Recycling of REE permanent magnets
- Are REEs still critical?
Moreover, other participants will have the opportunity to present their own work during an Intensified Poster Presentation session.
The panel discussions are intended to stimulate a wider society debate about the transition to a low-carbon mobility system, the requirement of critical metals and the Social License to Operate to mine and/or recycle these metals.
- Panel discussion 1: REEs and the future of (H)EVs
- Panel discussion 2: Are REEs still critical? (in close collaboration with GloREIA)