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07. March 2019// Conference // Policy & Research

Press Release - Roundtable on circular economy

GERRI network demands to strengthen metallurgic capacities in Europe

 

On February 26th, 2019 in Brussels, the German Resource Research Institute GERRI invited high-level representatives from politics, research and industry for a debate on Europe’s path towards a circular economy. During the roundtable organized by the network of resource research organizations in Germany, the experts looked at challenges but also discussed different solutions to establish a closed-loop life cycle for products in Europe.

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06. March 2019// GERRI // Events

The first GERRI strategic workshop

On 19 February 2019 the first GERRI strategic workshop took place at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hannover. In three rounds, GERRI founding and associated partners discussed top topics, collaboration and strategic goals of the network. The results of this workshop are used to drive the network forward.

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26. February 2019// Conference // Events

GERRI - Roundtable discussion

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.

 

 

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22. October 2018// GERRI // Press&Media

Member of the GERRI executive board elected to the GDMB chairman

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.

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28. September 2018// GERRI // Press&Media

GERRI becomes association

With the founding of an association, the German Resource Research Institute is taking the next step to further promote the bundling of raw material expertise from science and industry for the German economy.

The promotion of science and research in the field of raw materials is one of the most important goals of the association. "We represent the interests of German resource research in Germany and abroad and manage strategic research cooperation. By networking actors and pooling expertise, we are a decisive point of contact for raw materials, which become an increasingly important topic for industry and society alike," explains Prof. Dr. Dr. Markus Reuter, Director of the Helmholtz Institute for Resource Technology (HIF) at the HZDR and First Chairman of the association. Prof. Daniel Goldmann, head of the Institute for Processing, Landfill Technology and Geomechanics at Clausthal University of Technology, was elected second chairman.

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