Key Enabler for a Sustainable Circular Economy of Minerals and Metals
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 institute is a constituent part of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. It researches in the Resource Technology Topic within the Energy Efficiency, Materials, and Resources Program of the Helmholtz Association. HIF works in close collaboration with TU Bergakademie Freiberg and is a core member of the European EIT RawMaterials network, having played a decisive role in its establishment.
HIF test facilities now open to Amira Global in Australia
The international mining industry can now test technology at Germany’s largest research organisation following an agreement between the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) and Amira Global. The HIF, which is based at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Amira Global to join its CoLabs initiative, which is creating a network of test facilities across the globe.
10 Years Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology and Inauguration of the Metallurgy Pilot Plant, 09.09.2021
The year 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the HIF. It will be our pleasure to celebrate this anniversary together with you and in company of Saxony’s Minister President Michael Kretschmer on the 9th of September 2021.
The FineFuture project researches new ways to exploit the recovery of fine particle fractions in metalliferous raw materials. Separating very fine particles is important for the valorization of multiple mineral resources, for example nickel, kaolin, feldspar, talc and magnesite. With a particular focus on froth flotation, the project aims at enabling the development of groundbreaking technologies in the raw materials sector.
Automated mineralogy as a novel approach for the compositional and textural characterization of spent lithium-ion batteries
Anna Vanderbruggen, Eligiusz Gugala, Rosie Blannin, Kai Bachmann, Rodrigo Serna-Guerrero, Martin Rudolph
Minerals Engineering, Volume 169, 1 August 2021, 106924
SisAl Pilot: Improving the environmental footprint of silicon production (Project video)