GERRI represented at Mines and Technology 2017 in London

GERRI was present at the international fair and conference "Mines & Technology" taking place from 27 to 30 November 2017 in London ( More than 2000 companies, investors, research institutions and international organisations were sharing innovation strategies in exploration and mining, and discussing its relevance and potentials for ensuring raw materials supply for a global welfare. GERRI Member Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology presented the recently started EU project INFACT, which stands for Innovative, Non-Invasive and Fully Acceptable Exploration Technologies (

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16. August 2017// // Policy & Research, Press&Media

BGR joins GERRI as associated partner

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), a subordinate to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), will be an important partner to the German raw materials research network GERRI. BGR will support GERRI not only with its “hot wire to Berlin”, but also with geoscientific advice and technical infrastructure. The central authority holds expertise complementing the raw materials network’s with competences in the first phases of the value chain: „Exploration & Mining“, „Modelling“ and „Processing“.

The BGR’s Deutsche Rohstoffagentur (DERA, German Mineral Resources Agency) publishes reports and studies on availability and application of resources which are of strategic importance for the economy, politics and research. Within the GERRI network, the partners will work together on a sustainable, “ecological and economic use […] of natural resources” as BGR describes its mission.

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GERRI represented at EMC 2017

GERRI was presented at EMC 2017, the 9th European Metallurgical Conference, which was taking place from 25 June to 28 June 2017 in Leipzig. EMC is one of the most important networking business events for the non-ferrous metals industry in Europe. Next to over 200 scientific lectures and poster exhibitions, also a business exhibition took place and plenary speeches reflected international innovations in the metallurgical sector with speakers from the Americas, South Africa and Asia. This year’s conference focus was “Production and Recycling of Non-Ferrous Metals: Saving Resources for a Sustainable Future”. GERRI’s contribution was well received amongst the 430 participants from 30 nations. For further information please visit, where also the conference proceedings are available.

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11. April 2017// Publication // Press&Media

GERRI introduced in Recycling und Rohstoffe

In March 2017, the GERRI team published a review article about the GERRI network in “Recycling und Rohstoffe”. Detailed information about the structure and concept of GERRI is presented.

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24. March 2017// Publication // Press&Media

GERRI publishes in World of Metallurgy – ERZMETALL

In January 2017, Elinor Rombach and Ekaterina Schmid reported about a database management system for the competence mapping of the GERRI network in “World of Metallurgy - ERZMETALL”. GERRI’s structure and competence mapping is described in detail. Furthermore, the access to and search criteria on the virtual platform are introduced.


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GERRI joins Berlin Conference on Recycling and Raw Materials - BRR2017

The conference held in Berlin, March 6th and 7th, 2017, was co-organized by Prof. Daniel Goldmann (TU Clausthal) and Dr. Stephanie Thiel. Amongst the 300 paricipants from the recycling sector was GERRI-coordinator Helene Köpf, who presented the network's extensive services to the audience. With a wide scope adressing scientific, technological as well as political and strategic aspects of raw materials and resources, GERRI covers essential parts of the discussions undertaken at the conference. Please visit Vivis for further information.


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24. October 2016// // Press&Media

Press release: German Resource Research institut (GERRI) is going online

In 2015, the virtual institute "GERRI" was founded by the five leading German research institutions in the raw materials sector. The network aims to concentrate and strengthen German raw material research preparing for international competition. The "German Resource Research Institute" has now reached an important stage by recording, categorizing and publishing the national raw material competencies and infrastructure of the founding partners in a database. On the new website, GERRI is now presenting its services covering the entire value chain of mineral and metal-containing raw materials.

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Upcoming Events

GERRI co-sponsors the 1st EMPRC - June 24-26 2018

GERRI is now a co-sponsor of the international conference 1st European Mineral Processing and Recycling Congress – EMPRC 2018 - to be held June 24 – 26, 2018.

The peer-reviewed conference focuses on all aspects related to the processing of primary and secondary raw materials. Target audience are professionals from industry, universities and research institutions invited to exchange, analyze and discuss the most recent innovations and developments of our industry.

For detailed information please visit the congress website: EMPRC

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