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Consultation now open for CRM Substitution Roadmaps! - Deadline 27/02/15

By Natalie Withenshaw

CRM_InnoNet Roadmaps for Substitution of Critical Raw Materials

The overall aim of CRM_InnoNet is to create an integrated community that will drive innovation in the field of critical raw material substitution for the benefit of EU industry. Part of the activities to achieve this aim has focused on the elaboration of roadmaps to explore pathways for future technology development in priority applications for the energy, transport and ICT sectors, which are of considerable importance to the EU economy. Using a transparent and defendable methodology developed for this purpose CRM_InnoNet evaluated key applications in these three sector against the key criteria of economic importance, risk for raw materials availability and strategic relevance of the application. This prioritisation exercise identified the five priority applications most likely to be under threat from CRM related supply bottlenecks as:

  • Permanent magnet based applications such as Electric Motors and Drives
  • Batteries and Accumulators
  • High-value Alloys
  • Photonics, including High-end Optics
  • Printed Circuit Boards and Electronic Components

Roadmaps for the five priority applications have been developed by the CRM_InnoNet Consortium and in consultation with external experts capturing options and timelines for substituting critical raw materials up to the year 2030.

We now invite your feedback on the Research and Innovation Roadmaps as final validation stage before publication for the themes ELECTRIC MOTORS & DRIVES, BATTERIES & ACCUMULATORS and HIGH-VALUE ALLOYS.

To submit your comments please select the respective application below, download and study the relevant documents before completing the consultation survey. We recommend selecting the application which is best aligned with your expertise, but you may submit responses to more than one roadmap should you wish to do so, please note that the Photonics and PCB roadmaps are not currently available for review but will be coming shortly.

The Consultation for Electric Motors & Drives, Batteries & Accumulators and High-value Alloys will close at midnight on 27th February 2015. Click here to access the consultation: http://www.criticalrawmaterials.eu/consultation/ 


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