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DEMETER 5th network-wide event

Our 5th network-wide event was held in Birmingham from 26th of February till the 1st of March 2018. Agenda for the meeting can be downloaded here: H2020 MSCA ETN DEMETER 5th Network Wide Event

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Artefact SLO Symposium: Five Lessons Learned

In this article “Five lessons learned” Peter Tom Jones reflects on the Artefact Symposium on the Social License to Operate for mining & recycling of critical metals and summarises some key take-home messages. Reactions are welcome.

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Happy Valentines Day!

AUTHOR: Martina Orefice “If you love something, you do not necessarily need to own it but care for it”1 says the wise fox to the Little Prince. And what about us? Do we take care of our Mother Earth or ...

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The rare-earth element Balance Problem revisited

Following their previous, widely-cited work with respect to the rare-earth element Balance Problem, Prof. Binnemans and colleagues have just published a thorough update of this key issue in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.

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Umicore announces battery production investments

On February 8, 2018, Umicore reported a net profit of 267 million euro in 2017. Concurrently, Umicore announced an investment of 660 million euro to ramp up the production of battery (cathode) materials for a.o. electric vehicles.

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Magnetic Materials in Electrical Machines

AUTHOR: Adolfo Garcia In electrical machines, the aim is generally to attain the highest possible efficiency. Efficiency is given by the ratio of the output power and the input power (Pload and Pe in figure 1). That is, the efficiency ...

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