Yearly Archives: 2016
Why we need a new motor design suited for magnets recycling?
Author: Ziwei Li In the DEMETER project, there is a special work package responsible for novel motors design which is suited for magnets recycling. Traditionally, the recycling process deals with just the chemical treatment of the magnet itself. Why it ...Read More »
Author: Awais Ikram According to history and over 3000 years ago, Magnetite Fe3O4, the oldest known magnetic material, was considered a substance of wonder. Chinese, Greeks and Turks were fascinated by how their iron ornaments, tools and weapons were attracted ...Read More »
India planning to auction rare earth deposits: is this a strategy to counteract China’s monopoly?
Author: Muhammed Awais It is all over the news that India is planning to auction one of its rare earth deposits located in Rajasthan. Monazite is the main rare earth metal found in India along with thorium. Thorium, which is ...Read More »
Policy Brief 1 (April 2016)
KU Leuven’s answer to a really sustainable electric vehicle (no…really!!!)
“How green are electric vehicles? Depends on where you plug them in” is a headline sparked by the release of the Union of Concerned Scientist [i]report which claims that electric cars may not be as sustainable solution for the transportation ...Read More »
Ready, Set, KICK OFF!
Last week started the official launch of a new European research project involving the recovery of critical materials inside hybrid and electric vehicles. The European Commission as part of their Horizons2020 initiative has created a new consortium called DEMETER, or ...Read More »
EU H2020 MSCA-ETN DEMETER project kicked off!
DEMETER Kick-off event took place in Leuven between 1-3 February 2016 To download the agenda of the event please click here: Agenda Kick-Off Event DEMETER The main meeting took place on Monday, where members were reminded of the project’s guidelines, ...Read More »
DEMETER Summer School 24-26 August 2016 in Leuven, Belgium Registration opened on the 10th of April Goal The aim of this Summer School is to bring 50-60 PhD students and postdocs together to learn and discuss about the “Design and Recycling ...Read More »
24th Intl Workshop on Rare-Earth and Future Permanent Magnets and their Applications (REPM 2016)
The 24th Intl Workshop on Rare-Earth and Future Permanent Magnets and their Applications (REPM 2016) will be held in Darmstadt, Germany between 28 August – 1 September 2016. More information here: www.repm2016.org. Download workshop flyer here: Call REPM 2016 Darmstadt.Read More »