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.
Final Report of the Dialog Platform on Secondary Raw Materials published
The report identifies options for action to strengthen the contribution of secondary raw materials to secure Germany's supply of metals and industrial minerals. The HIF was also significantly involved in the two-year discussion process.
Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology, 11-15 December
The 18th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology will be held at the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology from the 11th until the 15th of December with the focus on predictive geometallurgy. The block course consists of a series of lectures that are accompanied by practical exercises.
On January 11, from 10 am to 3 pm, the career fair ORTE will again take place in the Ulrich-Rülein-von Calw Sports Hall in Freiberg. Here, students, alumni and other interested persons can talk to company representatives, browse the job wall for suitable jobs and take advantage of application advice. The HIF will inform about its career opportunities at its own booth.
FlexiPlant - Research Infrastructure for adaptive processing of complex raw materials
One of the challenges confronting our society today is the sustainable use of our resources. The concept of a circular economy, in which products, materials and components are reused and recycled within a loop, thus generating hardly any waste, is intended to meet this challenge. In order to recover raw materials of all kinds (e.g. rare earth elements) in an energy-efficient and function-preserving way, it is necessary to develop a new generation of adaptive and flexible technologies and digital platforms for the processing and recycling. FlexiPlant will be a globally unique research infrastructure, to develop and test scientific models, methods and technologies for the mechanical processing of raw material in a pilot scale. The digitalization and automation of the processing system are required for transferring the processes to industrial scale. As an open transfer platform, FlexiPlant will provide a variety of research and cooperation opportunities for interested partners from academia, industry and society.