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Call for expression of interest: Advisory groups for the European Innovation Partnership in Raw Materials

DG ENTR is looking for participants to become members of its new European Innovation Partnership on raw materials . They will develop its Strategic Implementation Plan and contribute to...

Rare Earth Element Supply Issues - EU, Japan, USA, China, WTO

Over the past few weeks BBC News has published several articles on the dispute between the EU, Japan and the USA with China over the srade in Rare Earth Elements.  A joint case has now been...

Rare Earth Element Information from the British Geological Survey

BBC News has reported on information Rare Earth Elements supplied by the British Geological Survey, BGS: - 13th March 2012            ...

Lynas's Malayasian Rare Earth Refinery

Despite the concerns over China's current dominance of the Rare Earth Element supply side it is not easy to establish new facilitities outside China as illustrated below. Over the past...

Critical Materials Strategy UPDATE US DOE 2011

 An update of the study by the US DOE in 2010 has been released in December 2011.   “This report examines the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean...

New Article in Document Library - Resource Productivity

This study provides a guide towards reosurce productivity in seven stepr. Here is part of the introduction from the report published by the Wuppertal Institute in December 2009. "...

On An Effective Raw Materials Strategy for Europe

A report with the above title has been posted in the Document Library (accessed via the 'More' tab in the horizontal toolbar above). This document is in the folder 'EU Studies,...

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...

New Document in Library - Resource productiivity in the G8 and the OECD

The foreword to this report by the OECD in the summer of 2011 states that: - "Growth is one of the driving forces of our world’s development. But to improve the well-being of...

New Document in Library Competiveness of the EU Non-ferrous Metals Industry

The purpose of this report, produced by Ecorys for the European Commission's DG Enterprise & Industry, is tp provide the Commission with a clear and up-to-date understanding of the...

New Article in Library Material Availability and the Supply Chain - 2007

I have just discovered a very interesting article that was published by researchers from the Materials Systems laboratory in 2007. It can be found in the 'Aspects of Critical...

New Article in Document Library - Metal Recycling Rates - 2011

 A new publication from the International Resource Panel of the UNEP has been uploaded in the Recycling folder of the document library.  Here is an outline of the content: - The...

Bubble Trouble

The BBC World Service programme 'The Documentary' is examining the market for resources and influences on commodity prices.  The second of this series of three programmes ...

New Document in Library - Decoupling Report from UNEP IRP - 2011

A report entitled 'Decoupling Natural resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic Growth' has just been published by the International Resource Panel of the UNEP. This has been...

Euro car makers "worried about metal not rare earths"

According to a feature at Euractiv.com Europe's automobile manufacturers ha otherthings on their minds besides rare earth elements. The belief among car industry representatives...

New Article in Document Library - Climate Change Policy, Law & the Extractive Industry

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum, & Mineral Law & Policy publishes a Working Research Paper Series on the  internet . These can be accessed via their website...

Strategically Important Metals

Following on from their request for written contributions the House of Commons is inviting witnesses to answer specific questions.  The first sessions were held on 26th January and...

New Articles in Document Library

After the holiday period I have managed to upload the following documents into the Resource Constraints Library: -   Critical Resources for the EU 2011 - this presentation by...

New Article in Document Library - Critical Materials Strategy

The US Department of Energy has prepared a new study on that examines strategies for Critical Materials. 'Many new and emerging clean energy technologies, such as the components of...

New Document in Library - Resource Constraints Overview

The Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN) has produced an eight page briefing, which provides a succinct and accessible overview of the global Materials Security...
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On An Effective Raw Materials Strategy for Europe

A report with the above title has been posted in the Document Library (accessed via the...

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...

Rare Earth Element Supply Issues - EU, Japan, USA, China, WTO

Over the past few weeks BBC News has published several articles on the dispute between the EU,...