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Rare Earth Recycling Process for Rechargeable Batteries

Umicore & Rhodia issued a press release on 16th June 2011 stating that the companies have jointly developed a unique process for the recycling of rare earth elements (REE) from Nickel...

New Document in Library - Scarcity a Story of Linkeages

Title Scarcity: a Story of Linkeages of Sustainability Author Rene Klejin & Ester van der Voet (Depertment of Industrial Ecology - University of Leiden Publication Date ...

UK-Japan Workshop 22nd July

We have just heard about a Workshop on Japanese developments in Industrial Sustainability taking place in London on Friday 22 July from 9.45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The...

Potential Constraints to the Future Low Carbon Economy

A new document has been posted in library (available via the 'Document' tab above).  It is the first in a series of reports from the UK Energy Reseaech Centre (UKERC).   ...

MIT Energy Workshop on Critical Elements for New Energy Technologies

A new file has been uploaded into the loibrary (accessable via the 'Document' tab above). It provides a pan-supply chain review of the issues associated with souring materials for...

Deep Sea Rare Earths?

A story emerged this week that Japanese researchers had discovered large amounts of rare earth minerals on the seas bed and that as part of their efforts to become independant for such materials...

New Document in Library - China's Rare Earth Element Industry

  Title China's Rare Earth Element Industry: What Can the West Learn? Author Cindy Hurst (US Army's Foreign Military Studies Office) Publication...

New Documents in Library from the US Gelogical survey

Titles Mineral Supply and Demand in the 21 st Century   Factors that Influence the Price of Various Metals  Technical Advancement - A Factor in Increasing...

What determines the price of Copper?

The second episode in a series called 'Bubble Trouble' on the BBC World Service programme 'The Documentary' looks at how copper is traded and asks experts in the business their...
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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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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...