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Conference / Exhibition

Find out more about SUSMAGPRO, meet the partners and get involved at various events

05.10.2022. - 06.10.2022.

REIA 2022 Annual Conference

This year’s global conference of the Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA) was focused on e-motors for the wind energy and automotive sectors. It brought together key decision-makers in the technologies of vehicle electrification, rare earths producers, magnet makers, wind energy companies, e-drives and vehicle manufacturers to review the current supply situation and identify improvements to better satisfy the requirements of the industrial downstream customers for better technology adoption.

SUSMAGPRO and REEsilience were represented by their coordinator, Prof. Carlo Burkhardt of the Institute for Precious and Technology Metals (Pforzheim University, Germany), as well as project partners Prof. Spomenka Kobe of Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) and Dr. Boris Saje of Kolektor (Slovenia), during the Circular Economy Panel on 6 October: The bottlenecks and opportunities for an efficient recycling loop (In Memory of Prof Rex Harris). The expert panel discussed the advantages of using recycled materials from a sustainability/ESG perspective but also challenges and opportunities. Discussions further involved the future of magnet production in Europe, especially in view of the current lack of experts and capacities on the continent. In addition, Volker Jahns of SUSMAGPRO project partner ZF held a presentation titled ZF's View on Sustainability on 5th October, introducing the project and ZF's role in it. 

Both projects also had a joint booth at the conference together with the related ERA-MIN 2 project MaXycle, and EIT RawMaterials projects INSPIRES and RECO2MAG. A chance to meet the team and learn more about the projects!

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