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Prof. Jens Gutzmer
Director
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4400
j.gutzmer@hzdr.de

Prof. Markus Reuter
Director

Phone: +49 351 260 - 4411
Phone: +49 160 94929014
m.reuter@hzdr.de

Renate Seidel
Secretary
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4430
Fax: +49 351 260 - 4440
r.seidel@hzdr.de

Christian Christesen
Assistant to the Directors
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4402
c.christesen@hzdr.de

Manuela Wagner
Administration
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4401
manuela.wagner@hzdr.de

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Anja Weigl
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4427

Office hours: Mon-Wed, Fri, 9am-2pm

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The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. The HIF was founded in 2011, belongs to Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and is cooperating closely with TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

The institute belongs to the Energy Efficiency, Materials, and Resources Program of the Helmholtz Association and to the Resource Technology Topic, respectively.


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Foto: Max Frenzel ©Copyright: HZDR/Scheufler | Förster Wissenschaftskommunikation

Annual Production of Gallium und Germanium could be much higher

The global supply potential of the high-tech metals gallium and germanium is much grea­ter than actual annual production levels. This is the main conclusion from Max Frenzel’s work. Frenzel, a postgraduate student at the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), which closely cooperates with the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, is one of two recipients of the Bernd Rendel Prize for Geosciences 2016. The prize, awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), will be presented on 28th September at the annual conference of the German Geological Society (DGGV) in Innsbruck. More
Foto: Staff summer party at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology on 25 August 2016 ©Copyright: Anja Weigl

Happy Birthday, Bon Anniversaire, Felicitaciones! Staff celebrate 5th anniversary

On 25 August 2016 the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology saw its first staff summer party at its new headquarters in Freiberg. And there was another reason for celebration since it has been five years now that the Helmholtz Institute was founded back then on 29 August 2011. More

Trace Metals for a Healthy Economy

High tech needs them to survive: Gallium, indium, and other rare metals. But also such rare earth metals as scandium, yttrium, or lanthanum. Without them, it would be impossible to build solar cells and electrical engines for cars and wind turbines. Yet the demand for these trace metals is higher than their technological availability, which is why global competition has ensued for these strategic economic resources. Germany as a high tech country has to play an active role to ensure a sustained and stable supply of mineral and metalliferous raw materials to the global economy.

In order to advance and promote the development of technologies for the efficient and effective use of mineral resources, Germany’s Federal Government has founded the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF). The new institute is to make a vital contribution towards implementing the national strategy on raw materials.


Visions & Aims

  • New technologies for utilization of mineral and metal containing resources from complex domestic and foreign deposits
  • Contribution to global environmental protection by means of material and energy efficient extraction and use of raw materials
  • Economic networks between Germany and resource countries based on sustainable technologies provided to German industry by the Helmholtz Institute
  • Training of new generation of highly qualified academic and technical staff for German industry and academia

How to Find Us

Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
Chemnitzer Str. 40, 09599 Freiberg, Germany

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