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China's New 2012 Rare Earth Metal Export Quotas

The Ministry of Commerce in China has set the first tranche of rare earth export quotas at 10,546 tonnes for 2012.  However, this tranche only allocates quotas to those exporters who have...

Material Security and the UK Economy: Mission to Japan - Re-opened for Expressions of Interest - W/C 16th April 2012

Objective The mission will investigate business opportunities for UK companies to retain value in products that contain materials that are critical to a thriving manufacturing...

German Rare Earth Mine To Come on Stream

Deutsche Rohstoff AG, a German mining and commodity group, announced it will expand existing mining operations in the Delitzsch region of east Germany to develop an estimated rare earths...

Non-proliferation of metals and alloys

Certain metals and alloys offer desirable properties for use in military, missile and WMD programmes. Export controls exist in nearly every country across the world...

University researchers design super-strong magnetic material

Researchers at the Northeastern University, USA have designed a super-strong magnetic material that may reduce the dependency on rare earth based magnets.  A team under Professor Don...

New Document in Library - Critical Materials Strategy US DOE Update

Title   CRITICAL MATERIALS STRATEGY Author    US DOE Date of Publication   December 2011 Folder  Critical Material Reports - Rest of...

Berlin event presentations

Presentations from the two day workshop 'Resources That Don't Cost the Earth – Encouraging European Solutions and Collaboration' held in Berlin in December 2011 are available...

New Document in Library- Minerals and Metals Scarcity in Manufacturing

Title:   Minerals Metals Scarcity in Manufacturing: the Ticking Timebomb Author  PwC Published  December 2011 Folder Materials Security ...

Critical Materials Flow in an Age of Constraint: Exploring Challenges and Solutions Across Materials

  This workshop was held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on May 25 th 2011 “ The concept of Peak Oil is a common topic of discussion focusing on...

New Article in Library - Building an Intelligent and Responsible Natural Resource Economy

 Title     Building an Intelligent and Responsible Natural Resource Economy Author  Minisitry of Employment, Economy, Energy and Climate - Finland ...

New Article in Library Critical Metals for Strategic Energy Technologies

Title        CRITICAL METALS FOR STRATEGIC ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Authors   JRC- Instiute for Energy & Transport, Oakdene Hollins Ltd, The...

Graphite articles

via www.indmin.com :   China refocuses on lithium-ion domination Simon Moores, Industrial Minerals, UK Chinese graphite miners evolve to gain upper hand on the Japanese...

Rare Earths articles

via www.indmin.com :   WTO is no quick fix Mark Watts, Industrial Minerals, UK World Trade Organization is no short term solution to the global rare earths supply...

Lithium articles

via www.indmin.com : The rise of Chinese lithium Wang Xiaoshen, Ganfeng Lithium, China How China is expanding its lithium industry and moving towards high value exports ...

Berlin event on materials security

The Materials Security SIG together with the Foreign Commonwealth office will be running a two day event at the British Embassy in Berlin in December. The event is to encourage pan-European...

Materials Security Launch Proceedings Available

The powerpoint presentations from yesterday's official launch of the Materials Security SIG are available to view now from -  http://tinyurl.com/5usvfug You can review the video...

Criticality of Non-Fuel Minerals: A Review of Major Approaches and Analyses

There is a on-line version of this article by Lorenz Erdmann and Thomas Graedel is available in the ACS Publications journal - Environmental Science and Technology . These internationally...

SIG EVENT: Materials that don't Cost the Earth

The Materials Security SIG is holding a joint event with the Royal Society of Chemistry to examine the complex challenges and opportunities faced by industry in the energy and consumer product...

New Articles in Library from the Polinares project

I have uploaded two presentations from a recent meeting of the FP7 Polinares Project These can be found via the 'Documents' toolbar above. Go to the Critical Materials Report - EU...

New Document in Library - Recycling REE

Title  Rare Earth Elements—End Use and Recyclability Author USGS  (Thomas G Goonan) Publication Date July 2011 Folder ...
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EU - Latin America dialogue on Raw Materials September 2015: Extension of deadline for registration

As a follow up of the Raw Materials Diplomacy Event organised by the European Commission in March 2014 in Lima, Perú with a number of Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile,...

Progress towards proposed UK Nutrient Platform

Last week KTN participated in a stakeholder workshop to discuss the potential for the formation of a UK Nutrient Platform.  A summary of the event and the presentations are now...

Public Consultation Conference - European Circular Economy Package

The European Commission is hosting a stakholder conference 'Closing the Loop - Circular Economy: boosting business, reducing waste' on 25th June in Brussels.  Full details of the invitation...

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...

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

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