The next SusCritmat Short Course will be about electric mobility from a materials’ point of view and will be held at April, 10, 2019, at Clare College, Cambridge.
At the event, participants will experience a short version of a SusCritMat school, covering several topics related to electric mobility:
- Geopolitical aspects concerning the raw materials electric vehicles are made of
- Supply of necessary raw materials
- Sustainability of electric cars
- Criticality assessment of necessary raw materials
- Demand scenarios of the necessary raw materials and how to deal with them
Speakers include David Peck from TU Delft, who will speak about the history of the involved raw materials and the current state of geopolitics, and Ester van der Voet from Leiden University, who will give insights into the primary and secondary supply of the most relevant metals for electric mobility: Lithium and Cobalt.
Around noon, participants will learn about the sustainability of an electric car, assisted by Granta Design, and later will themselves assess the criticality of Lithium and Cobalt after an introduction into the subject by Gus Gunn from BGS.
In the afternoon, Ester van der Voet will show demand scenarios for Lithium and Cobalt, and Steven Young from the University of Waterloo will speak about certification potentials of minerals.
See also the programme below.
You can register for the course here. Participation is free.
We are looking forward to a successful Short Course on electric mobility and to seeing you there!