Heidi Johansson

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Following a very successful meeting in Darwin, Australia, the Centre for Entrepreneurship , SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) is excited to announce that the 3rd OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities will be hosted by the city of Skellefteå, Sweden on 12th-13th June 2019. The meeting in Skellefteå will have a special focus on regional development in the Arctic, and enhancing quality of life for regions and cities with a specialisation in mining and resources. This includes how regions and cities can take advantage of the transition to low greenhouse gas emission and climate res
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The German Environment Agency (UBA) is hosting an international conference on environmental issues of mineral and metal supply and mining. It will bring together decision makers and experts in the thematic areas of mining, raw material supply, environmental assessment, climate change, sustainable supply chain management and sustainable resource management. About 150 participants from academia, business, up- and downstream industry, civil society and policy are expected on 19 – 20 February 2019 in Berlin. Minerals and metals form the backbone of modern economies and are key to providing se
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The 8th Peer Review Visit of the REMIX project will take place in Fundão in Portugal between 10-12 December 2018. Find more information and the agenda here.
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This will be the first in a series of high-level policy workshops, focusing on the future of mining and metallurgy sectors in European regions. This one-day event will provide a platform for the exchange of best practices between high-level representatives of EU regions, with the aim of exploring ways for a common mining approach to raw materials in Europe and fostering discussions on sustainable mining strategies. Furthermore, it will explore links with existing EU initiatives on raw materials, mining and metallurgy at regional level.   Objectives: Discuss a European roadmap
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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
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The updated MIREU leaflet gives an overview of the project, the objectives of the project and the benefits of joining the network.
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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.
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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
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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
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Heidi Johansson

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 776811 — H2020-SC5-2017.