We are glad to announce that on the MatSearch website, a paper outlining the future path of materials research and collaboration in Europe has been published. To read the full paper, please click here.
Material of the Month: Germanium
Germanium is a hard, brittle semimetal that first came into use a half-century ago as a semiconductor material in radar units and as the material from which the first transistor was made. Today, germanium is mainly used in electronics and solar applications, fiber-optic systems, infrared optics, pol
New List of Critical Raw Materials is out!
The 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List The European Commission has just published the 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List. The Commission reviews the list of critical raw materials for the EU every three years screening 83 materials. Economic importance and supply risk are the two mai
Material of the Month: Nickel
Nickel is one of the most common elements in the earths’ crust. Therefore, general depletion is not likely, however mining of remaining ores with reduced nickel contents, mines in disperse locations and increasing environmental regulations turn nickel mining more challenging. Due to an expect
Journal article: link between circularity and criticality
The IRTC project, coordinated by ESM Foundation, has published a joint scientific paper by leading international experts on the link of material criticality and transitioning towards a more circular economy. The paper explores the potential benefits, as well as caveats, of adopting a circular econom
Join the SusCritMat free online evening courses on October 14-16, 2020
SusCritMOOC Online Training 2020 Want to learn more about the sustainable management of critical raw materials? Join the SusCritMat free online training in the evenings of October 14-16! Don’t miss the keynote lecture of Prof. Paul Ekins, University College London. Registration: SusCritMooc O