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Meet our CROCODILE colleague: María Rueda Verano (IDENER)

María Rueda works as a Process Engineer for the Chemical Applications department in IDENER. Learn more about this Spanish engineer that is interested in the development of operational innovative technologies. What are you working on? I am in the process of developing conceptual and detail engineering design, in order to construct an integrated process for different H2020 projects. For these ...

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Meet our CROCODILE colleague: María Tripiana Serrano (IDENER)

María Tripiana Serrano works as an R&D project manager in IDENER leading the chemical and industrial applications team. She is interested in topics related to resource efficiency, raw materials and environment as well as in the field of scientific modelling. What are you working on? My main tasks are related to the development of project ideas within the H2020 framework. ...

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Cobalt – a potential bottleneck in the transition to electric mobility

The coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally. As a result, demand is expected to exceed supply already in 2020 and the EU must take steps to boost supply and curb demand without hindering the growth in electric vehicles, according to a new JRC report presented at the EU Raw Material ...

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New publication on Cobalt: “Cobalt: demand-supply balances in the transition to electric mobility”

Abstract: The expansion of the electric vehicle market globally and in the EU will increase exponentially the demand for cobalt in the next decade. Cobalt supply has issues of concentration and risk of disruption, as it is mainly produced in Democratic Republic of Congo and China. According to our assessment these risks will persist in the future, likely increasing in ...

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Short Course on Cobalt – SusCritMat (November 2018)

SusCritMat will hold a short course on Cobalt in the framework of the Raw Materials Week in Brussels on Friday, November 16 (2018). At the event, participants will experience a short version of a SusCritMat training school, covering several topics related to the sustainable management of Cobalt across the value chain, amongst others: Criticality assessment of Cobalt Primary and secondary sourcing Future demand scenarios Geopolitical ...

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ETN & EIT Summer School “To mine or not to mine” (September 10-12, 2018 – Leuven, Belgium)

On September 10-12, 2018, the Summer School “To mine or not to mine – A multi-criteria assessment of the landfill mining of municipal and industrial solid waste deposits” is organised in Leuven (Novotel). The Summer School is a joint initiative of the EU Horizon 2020 projects ETN SOCRATES and ETN NEW-MINE, in collaboration with the EIT KIC IMAGINE programme. Further support is provided by SIM² ...

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Kick Off Meeting of CROCODILE EU project (June 2018)

On June 6th the kick-off meeting of the starting project CROCODILE (first of a kind commercial Compact system for the efficient Recovery Of CObalt Designed with novel Integrated LEading technologies) was organised in the TECNALIA facilities in Bilbao (Spain). This project will showcase innovative metallurgical systems based on advanced pyro-, hydro-, bio-, iono- and electrometallurgy technologies for the recovery of ...

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