From October 2014 to January 2015, the ESM conducted an online survey about rare materials within the Swiss industry, following the model of a Dutch survey conducted in 2012 by the Materials innovation institute (M2i) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) with the title „Critical materials and The Netherlands – a view from the industrial-technological sector”. Download the Report on “Critical Materials in Switzerland”
The ESM will contribute with a tutorial to Junior EUROMAT 2016, the leading conference for young materials scientists taking place in Lausanne on July 10-14, 2016. More information
The ESM is sponsoring a workshop on a “Raw Materials Data Network” organized by Alessandra Hool and Margarethe Hofmann (MatSearch Consulting/ESM), Patrick Wäger (Empa) and Hans-Jörg Althaus (Life Cycle Consulting Althaus). More information
In collaboration with the Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies of the Fraunhofer Society (Germany), Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, ESM has started in 2015 a series of reports on Rare and Critical Elements. The first two reports on the service capacity of Cobalt and Molybdenum are now printed and available for purchase in German language for 290,- CHF each. Please find more information here: Cobalt study Molybdenum study
The programme of the ESM session at the World Resources Forum 2015 in Davos is now published. Speakers include Prof. Tom Graedel, University of Yale, Prof. Gian Andrea Blengini, European Commission, and several other experts from Switzerland and abroad.