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 Projects in the GreenBattery Cluster of the Research Factory Battery
Sustainable support for battery research, establishment of battery cell production in Germany, faster transfer of research results to application: These are the goals of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) concept "Battery Research Factory". The goals are being tackled in four new battery competence clusters, which the BMBF is funding with 100 million euros. The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is involved in the "Recycling & Green Battery" competence cluster with five projects.
Earth Observation in the Raw Material Sector, 01.-10.06.2021
The network EIT RawMaterials, the HIF at HZDR, the project INFACT and the start-up TheiaX offer a two-week digital event dedicated to the use of Earth Observation data for the raw material sector. Take this unique opportunity to learn about the innovative EO techniques that will shape the raw material sector as it transitions to industry 4.0.
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.
Multi-scale, multi-sensor data integration for automated 3-D geological mapping
Samuel T. Thiele, Sandra Lorenza, Moritz Kirsch, Cecilia Contreras Acosta, Laura Tusa, Erik Herrmann, Robert Möckel, Richard Gloaguen
Ore Geology Reviews, Available online 21 May 2021, 104252
SisAl Pilot: Improving the environmental footprint of silicon production (Project video)