/Expert Forum: Day 2

Expert Forum: Day 2

Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility

Preliminary Agenda

09:00 - 13:00

Mobility is the main driver in modern society and an important economic factor in European industrial competitiveness. Today, we are in the middle of a process of disruptive innovation in mobility, which has been triggered by key societal trends as well as technological breakthroughs.

New forms of sustainable mobility are enabled by innovation in Advanced Materials, for instance, in batteries, magnets for e-drives, lightweight materials. They are made of raw materials that significantly determine the environmental footprint of the entire product. Emerging energy and mobility technologies create a strong demand for raw materials and advanced materials. For some critical materials, this demand will dramatically exceed current production in the next 10 to 15 years. Limited access might negatively impact the mobility transition, thus reducing the competitiveness of the European raw materials industry.

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome by Dr Roland Gauß, Head of Innovation and Business Intelligence at EIT RawMaterials

Session I Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility

09:10 – 09:30 Raw materials for emerging technologies, Luis A. Tercero Espinoza, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI

09:30 – 09:50 Exploring the environmental impacts of batteries and electric vehicle motors using LCA, Robert Pell, Minviro Ltd
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Session II Battery Materials

09:50 – 10:10 High-Quality Conductive Additives for Rechargeable Batteries, Michael Rohde, Orion Engineered Carbons

10:10 – 10:30 Sustainable battery materials production at Umicore, Fabrice Stassin, Umicore
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10:30 – 10:40 Break

Session III Magnets and Motors

10:40 – 11:00 Modern NdFeB Production in Europe, Sevi Gaiffi, Gaiffi International GmbH

11:00 – 11:20 Resource-efficient design and manufacturing of rare earth permanent magnets. Latest advancements. Oliver Gutfleisch, TU Darmstadt

Panel Discussion

11:20 – 11:50 Daniele Pullini, CRF (Stellantis), Richard Moore, Nidec PSA Emotors

11:50 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 13:00 Pitching & Closing

Circular Societies

Preliminary Agenda

14:00 - 18:00

Raw, processed and advanced materials, from primary and secondary sources, are the backbone of the economy. A radical shift is required from linear to circular thinking.

Awareness of the benefits of closing material loops must be raised in society. The successful transition of a society to the circular economy at the global scale depends on the reliable and sustainable supply and management of raw materials. Different type of actors, such as business, consumers, citizens, cities etc., are key in driving this process.

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome by Dr Ignacio Calleja, Senior Advisor – Circular Economy and Recycling at EIT RawMaterials

Industrial Symbiosis/Industrial Waste Valorisation

14:10 – 14:20 Side stream opportunities, Stine Skagestad, EYDE Cluster
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14:20 – 14:30 Industrial Symbiosis challenges from the innovation perspective, Rachel Lombardi, International Synergies

14:30 – 14:40 European network of businesses for industrial symbiosis – Circlean, Olga Pozlevic, European Commission DG GROW
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14:40: 15:00 Q&A

15:00 – 15:10 Break

Recycling/Circular products

15:10 – 15:20 Challenges for sustainable development & circular economy, Vincent Georgeaud, VEOLIA
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15:20 – 15:30 I see, I see, what you don’t see… waste characterisation 2.0, Kris Broos, VITO
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15:30 – 15:40 The EU Sustainable Products Initiative in relation to recycling, Pierre Henry, European Commission DG ENV

15:40 – 16:00 Q&A

16:00 – 16:10 Break

Resource Efficiency

16:10 – 16:20 Industry Challenges to achieve Resource Efficiency: Sustainability Innovation Projects, Irene Ruiz-Oria, Atlantic Copper
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16:20 – 16:30 Towards resource efficient manufacturing of Li-ion batteries: state-of-the-art and future trends, Mariusz Walkowiak, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals
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16:30 – 16:40 Industrial Symbiosis in HorizonEU – H4C flagship initiative, Dominique Planchon, European Commission DG RTD
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16:40 – 17:00 Q&A

17:00 – 18:00 Pitching Session & Closing

  • Catalyco – Reinis Spunde – Advanced ZnO from industrial waste (Download Slides)
  • Ferritico – Claes Holmström (Download Slides)
  • Tata Steel – Hans Hage – Recovery of V, Ti, Mn and Fe from (liquid) Hlsarna slag (Download Slides)
  • University of Bordeaux – Prof.Dr. Guido Sonnemann – Integrating dissipation into Life Cycle Assesment (Download Slides)
  • TU Delft – Course Design for circularity – Jan-Henk Welink (Download Slides)
  • Leiden University – Tomer Fishman – Systems-Level analysis of Raw Materials (Download Slides)

Videos for Circular Societies Sessions

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1. Session Resource Effiency


2. Session Recycling/Circular products


3. Session Circular Societies Pitching


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