GERRI blends competences together in an interdisciplinary manner. This links the various interfaces along the value chain of mineral and metal-containing materials, enabling technically sound and sustainable operations.
Roundtable discussion: Can Europe afford to lose its metals? Towards an effective Circular Economy for raw materials.
Is the European recycling infrastructure sufficient for providing metals and other raw materials in support of the business models of a Circular Economy (CE)? How can we secure the raw materials supply for production in Europe and enhance resource efficiency when dealing with scarce resources? Due to the pivotal role of metals a primary focus has to be laid on this sector.
On 11 October 2018 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Stelter was elected concordantly to chairman of the GDMB Society of Metallurgists and Miners. Prof. Stelter is one of the GERRI executive board members and director of the Institute for Nonferrous Metallurgy and Purest Materials of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. The election took place at the general assembly in Goslar. Until now, Prof. Stelter was a member of the presiding committee and an acting chairman of GDMB.