Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR)

The HZDR is a non-profit research organisation and member of the German ”Helmholtz Association”. It is funded by German Federal and Saxonian Authorities. HZDR is dealing with application-oriented basic research, focused on three major research topics: matter, energy and health. Around 1000 people are employed at HZDR. HZDR consists of eight institutes, of which the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) is the one active in resource technologies.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V.

⇒ Represented by Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF)

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) is the national institute for resource technologies and GERRI-coordinator. It was founded 2011 in the context of the German Resource Strategy with the specific objective to provide solutions for a sustainable supply of raw materials and to play a coordinating role in ensuring efficient national R&D cooperation. HIF aims at investigating and developing innovative technologies to provide mineral and metalliferous raw materials for the economy and society. Fields of research cover the whole value chain of raw materials: From exploration, extraction and processing of primary resources to recycling of end of life products up to simulation-based product design. While approaching solutions from a holistic perspective HIF is putting a special focus on strategic and critical raw materials such as indium, gallium, germanium and rare earth elements.