German Resource Research Institute

GERRI is a network of German research institutes and universities and a central contact point for German and European industry, politics and society. GERRI members develop technologies for the supply of mineral and metal-containing raw materials, which form the basis for the production of future technologies such as electromobility, energy transition or digitalisation. The interdisciplinary questions that arise here can only be solved in excellent partner alliances. The members of GERRI integrate the necessary disciplines along the value chain of raw materials from exploration, extraction, processing, metallurgy and recycling to economic and social sciences, and cover the interfaces necessary for the development of sustainable resource technologies.

Thus, GERRI members develop the technological prerequisites to enable the transformation from a linear to a circular economy.



Executive Board

Markus Reuter

First Chairman

Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR)

Daniel Goldmann

Second Chairman

Institute of Mineral and Waste Processing, Waste Disposal and Geomechanics (IFAD), TU Clausthal (TUC)

Bernd Friedrich

Board Member

Institute of Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling (IME), RWTH Aachen University

Rudolf Stauber

Board Member

Fraunhofer Project Group for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies (IWKS), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Michael Stelter

Board Member

Institute for Nonferrous and Purest Materials (INEMET), TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Management Team

Claudia Güth

Project Coordination & Structure

Simone Raatz


Kai Rasenack

Project Acquisition

Elinor Rombach


Ekaterina Schmid