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REIA Conference on Rare Earths and First General Assembly (2019)
The global rare earth industry association (REIA) was born out of the EU project GloREIA, funded by EIT RawMaterials and the European Commissionis and aims to develop an integrated, de-risked and sustainable value chain for rare earths (RE) materials by:
- Developing a well-matched global stakeholder network
- Analyzing the potential for sustainable supply chains
- Finding solutions for optimizing current value chains
REIA's first general assembly and conference took place in Brussels, Belgium from 25-27 June 2019. The goal of event to facilitate the discussion on sustainable supply and risk diversification options for the conventional supply chain of rare earths. In this context, the use of Life Cycle Assessment, sustainable production and processing technologies, international regulations and new ISO norms was also be addressed. The presentations and panels featured in this conference provided insight into the access to clear market information, which should lead to the optimized use of resources, and eventually result in reduced price volatility risks and improved security of supply.
Several SUSMAGPRO partners joined the association and are glad to support this great initiative!