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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.

Symposium scope

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.

Symposium Sessions

  1. The future of REE permanent magnets (I)
  2. The future of REE permanent magnets (II)
  3. The future of (H)EVs
  4. Recycling of REE permanent magnets
  5. Are REEs still critical?

Poster session

Moreover, other participants will have the opportunity to present their own work during an Intensified Poster Presentation session.

Panel discussions

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)