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Green Alliance Report: UK resource governance for the 21st century

This report highlights the risks to businesses and analyses the pros and cons of six potential new institutional arrangements for the UK to address the problem of resource security, including...

Pioneering project develops new process to recycle fuel cell components

A pioneering recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells has been developed in a collaborative project between resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, Johnson...

Recovering Valuable Materials from Waste – Presentations and Recording Now Available

Waste is a hot topic – 170 people registered to attend the Innovate UK and KTN Information and Brokerage Event for the Innovate UK and EPSRC Recovering Valuable Materials from Waste Event. The...

Threats to our supply chain- material scarcity and its implications for Aerospace and other sectors

4th February 2015, London Scarcity, politics and environmental legislation all threaten the availability of some critical materials that we rely on to manufacture components and equipment in...

Summaries and Presentations of the Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials Meeting

In November 2014, the Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials met in Brussels. During these meetings, a Plenary Session and five Thematic Sessions were...

Sustainable raw materials management in Europe – Fostering stakeholder dialogue to deliver on the future

Save the date: Sustainable raw materials management in Europe – Fostering stakeholder dialogue to deliver on the future 23-24 March 2015, Brussels This is the closing conference of the...

EU initiative on responsibly importing minerals from conflict-affected regions

The European Commission has forwarded draft regulation to the European Parliament to limit the import of ’conflict minerals’. Including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, conflict minerals...

SBRI - Forthcoming - Phosphorus and Priority Substances

Highlands and Islands Enterprise , one of Scotland's two enterprise agencies, supported by Innovate UK are launching a new £800K (inc VAT) competition to develop new and innovative solutions...

EIT selects New Strategic Partnerships: Milestone for Europe in the areas of Health and Raw Materials

Winners of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) call for strategic partnerships to boost innovation and tackle health and raw materials challenges in Europe announced. ...

Registration now open! - High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials

We are pleased to invite you to attend the High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials to be held in Brussels on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 ,  from...

Recovering Valuable Materials from Waste Competition Brokerage Event

Supporting businesses to enter the Innovate UK and EPSRC collaborative research and development competition ‘Recovering valuable materials from waste’ . What will you get from the day? ...

Information Day on 2015 Calls - HORIZON 2020, SC5

This Information Day on 2015 Calls - HORIZON 2020, SC5: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, taking place on 17th November 2014 in Brussels, will give you...

European Rare Earths Competency Network (ERECON)

The ERECON event secretariat, on behalf of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, is delighted to invite you to the ERECON Final Conference that will take...

EDA call for tender 'raw materials and defence technologies'

The European Defence Agency (EDA) wishes to establish a comprehensive view on the supply chain of raw materials and potential...

Green Bridge - Round 13 is now open

£10k-£100k grant funding available Round 13 is now open! The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme can support SMEs in: The purchase of capital equipment Relocation and...

Horizon2020 funding for substituting critical raw materials

There are a number of upcoming funding opportunities for those interested in substitution of critical raw materials.  As substitution is a very broad topic, calls on substitution are found...

Substitution of Critical Raw Materials - Importance for European Electronics Industry Workshop

Date: Monday, 6 October 2014 from 12:30 to 17:20,  Location: Grenoble, France Interested in critical raw materials in the ICT or Electronics and Photonics sectors? Then join us...

European Commission unveils new circular economy targets

The European Commision has announced a package of targets to drive progress towards a circular economy in Europe, mainly focussing on recyling.  Specific targets include: member...

Does the move towards a circular economy require more localised manufacturing?

EPSRC and ESRC invite applications for proposals to support networking in challenge themes related to Re - Distributed Manufacturing which has a broad working definition of  ...

Defining 'critical' raw materials

Raw materials are fundamental to Europe’s economy, and they are essential for maintaining and improving our quality of life. Recent years have seen a rapid growth in the number of materials used...
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European Resource Hierarchy

A discussion paper   introducing the idea of a new European Resource Hierarchy has been submitted to Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime...

Green Alliance Report: UK resource governance for the 21st century

This report highlights the risks to businesses and analyses the pros and cons of six potential new institutional arrangements for the UK to address the problem of resource security, including...

Office for Resource Management bid launched in Parliament

A group of leading organisations in the manufacturing, infrastructure and environmental sectors yesterday launched a paper in Parliament, in conjunction with the All Party Sustainable...

H2020 Call for ideas on Challenge 5 pilots - workshop outcomes

OUTCOMES of H2020 DIALOGUE with EUROPE: CLIMATE ACTION, ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY and RAW MATERIALS 2016/2017 Workprogramme, London 26 th  of January.   A...

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

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...

Scottish Institute of Remanufacture Announced

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead recently unveiled plans for a Scottish Institute for Remanufacture, as well as the development of a Scottish Materials Brokerage Service. The Scottish...

WRAP report: Employment and the Circular Economy

A new research study, undertaken jointly by WRAP and the Green Alliance, shows that improving our resource efficiency can make a valuable contribution to improving Britain’s labour market...

The Economics of Rare Earths

A 91 page report on the Economics of Rare Earth produced at the UNU Maastricht in June 2014 has been uploaded into the document library. It, and other information on Rare Earth elements, can be...

The 2015 Circular Economy Awards - Winners Announced

The Circular Economy Awards, or The Circulars, is an annual event recognizing individuals and enterprises from commerce, civil society and academia that have made a notable contribution to...

Resource identify top 50 circular economy twitter influencers

The Resource Event have analysed the twittersphere and determined their views on the top 50 twitter influencers - the #CE50.  Check out the full list here . Resource is the world's...

Resource nationalism

Rapidly expaning global population, growth of the middle class and the unsatiable human appetite for conumption is driving up demand for resources.  Many of these resources are not produced...

Pioneering project develops new process to recycle fuel cell components

A pioneering recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells has been developed in a collaborative project between resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, Johnson...

Resource Efficiency Funding Opportunities Webinar - slides and audio recording now available

There are currently lots of opportunities for funding and support for business-led innovation projects tackling resource efficiency challenges.  The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held a...

Share your ideas on EU Research and Innovation shaping a greener future

The European Commission has recently opened a platform to discuss and share the ideas on eco-innovation, climate change, biodiversity and nature based solutions. » Share your ideas on...

Don't miss inspiring eco-innovation projects

Almost 300 projects have been funded by the Eco-innovation initiative since 2008. Many of them are still running. EASME are showcasing some of them on their website. Every week brings a new...

Horizon2020 call for Ideas - Pilot / demonstration projects on systemic eco-innovation for a circular economy

The European Commission is seeking ideas for the 2016-17 Horizon2020 work programme.  In particular they are seeking ideas for  potential large-scale pilot/demonstration projects on a...

UK Parliament Debate on the Steel Industry

Although there is no direct link with the E-Tech elements the recent debate in the House of Parliament touches on rleated issues, such as energy costs, carbon dioxide emissions and supply chain...

CRM_Innonet Innovation Network Feedback

CRM_Innonet are looking for feedback for the continuation of the Innovation Network. Let us know what you think. The survey should only take a couple of minutes to complete. Thank you for your...

Life Cycle Impact of Rare Earth Elements

This Open Access paper, by P.Koltun (CSIRO) and a.Tharumarajah (EnviSolutions) was published in ISRN Metallurgy by Hindawi Publishing ( Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 907536, 10 pages) ...

Potential of life cycle assessment for supporting the management of critical raw materials

Authors from the  European Commission, Sustainability Assessment Unit, Joint Research Centre have published this open access paper in the International Journal for Life Cycle assessment. ...

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Materials Security Launch Proceedings Available

The powerpoint presentations from yesterday's official launch of the Materials Security...

The Great Recovery - redesigning the future

A new initiative launched this month by the RSA and the Technology Strategy Board, called ...

Innovation Opportunities in Materials Security - Consultation

The Materials Security Special Interest group has prepared a draft report to...