GERRI is involved in the following projects
REGINA's consortium has submitted the full proposal to the funding agency on March 10th, 2017.
Summary: With rich rare earth (RE) reserves of about 22 Mt (about 17% of global reserves) Brazil is one of the most relevant nations influencing the global raw materials market. In the future the demand for rare earths is expected to increase rapidly due to the growth of green technologies and products requiring REs like permanent magnets.
Based on Brazilian resources available, REGINA project will cover the entire value chain from RE extraction to magnet production. The focus lies on a more environmentally and socially sustainable production of RE alloys and magnets as well as the development of sustainable and competitive business models. Besides, the aim is to reduce the dependence on Chinese REs and support the establishment of a "greener" supply chain for high performance magnets.
For this purpose, the Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS, TU Darmstadt, RWTH Aachen, TU Clausthal, TH Georg Agricola Bochum, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, and the German industrial partners KME Germany GmbH and GMB Deutsche Magnetwerke GmbH will join forces with key Brazilian players from industry and research to overcome the current challenges of RE Industry.