The 3rd edition of the EU Raw Materials Week will kick off in Brussels next week. The Raw Materials Week 2018 edition will go on from 12 to 16 November. This week is a good opportunity for the raw materials community to discuss and exchange on all relevant issues, such as policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, etc. This year's programme offers many interesting sessions on important topics, as well as a range of side events. MIREU partners will participate as speakers, panellists and moderators in many of the sessions
The FAME Project has recently released the 8th issue of the FAME Newsletter. This edition contains articles on the Medal for Excellence that IOM3 awarded the FAME project; the mineral processing pilot trials of Gonçalo Lepidolite at the LNEG Flotation Pilot Plant in Portugal; the thoughts of Brendan Clifford, CO CEO MOTA Ceramic Solutions, on lithium as the new gasoline; and finally some information on the FAME Closure Conference, which is taking place on 5-6 December in London. Please find the newsletter below.
Until recently, mining was a synonym for the industrial crisis of “old” Europe. Mine shafts became a part of our industrial heritage and a reminder for a vanished tradition. But times have changed: mining in Europe plays a more and more important role in securing access to important raw materials for the future. But where are the experts and the future innovations for the mining of tomorrow? What is necessary in research to assure that Europe can explore important raw materials on its own territory? How will mining fit into an increasingly circular economy? The Saxony Liaison Office in
The 1st MIREU SLO Workshop with the theme Linking SLO and Sustainability: challenges in Europe and lessons from abroad took place in Rovaniemi, Finland, between 8th May and 9th May 2018. This first SLO workshop focused on different concepts related to sustainability practises. The workshop explored what sustainability – social, environmental, and economic - looks like across Europe’s mining regions and how SLO both reflects this understanding and furthers it. Through a variety of conversations, story-telling and discussion topics, we explored international SLO guidance and practices fro
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The electric car revolution, together with the increasing demand for electronics and renewable energy technologies, has led to a rise in the prices for tin and lithium. It is expected that the demand for lithium will rise two to threefold by 2025, due to its use in electric consumables and for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The increasing demand for these metals has led to a renewed interest in the deposits in the MIREU partner region, Cornwall in the UK. Similar cases can also be found in many other countries around the world, such as Germany, Finland and Sweden, who are all
Until recently, mining was a synonym for the industrial crisis of “old” Europe. Mine shafts became a part of our industrial heritage and a reminder for a vanished tradition. But the times have changed: Beyond coal and steel today mining in Europe plays a more and more important role in securing access to important raw materials for the future. But where are the experts for the mining of tomorrow? What is necessary in research to assure that Europe can explore important raw materials on its own territory? We want to discuss these and other issues with experts from the DGs Gro
The 2nd OECD meeting of Mining Regions and Cities, will be hosted by the city of Darwin from 20-24 November 2018. The event will include a special focus on mining and extractive industries and regional development in Southeast Asia, and innovative partnerships between indigenous communities and the mining industry. Following the conference on 20-22 November, an optional side visit will be organised on 23-24 November focusing on good practices for indigenous communities and the mining industry. The Northern Territory has globally significant onshore and offshore energy reserves and a lo
The twelfth Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Conference - one of the largest and most significant exploration and mining industry events in Europe - will be held again in Levi, Lapland, Finland on 29 - 31 October 2019. The biannual FEM, founded in 1998, brings together exploration and mining industry leaders, experts and researchers from almost 30 countries. In 2017 we had 1175 participants. Top Reasons to Attend Outstanding networking opportunities - meet the key actors and influencers face-to-face • Mix and mingle with your colleagues, business partners, form new relati
The aim of the MIREU Website Guide is to introduce the functions of the website and encourage the partners to use the website for sharing information and communicating with each other. The guide demonstrates how partners can upload content to the website; how they can edit already existing information; and how the internal document library works.