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.
PD Dr. Simone Raatz appointed as Administrative Director of the HIF
As of 1 October, PD Dr. Simone Raatz will take over as Administrative Director of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). With this appointment, she will devote more time to the further strategic orientation of the HIF and the gradual expansion of the research campus for resource technology and sustainability at the Freiberg site.
Critical minerals: From discovery to supply chain, 16.-18.11.2021
The online workshop will address the critical minerals needed to grow low-carbon economies, emphasizing those used in battery, magnet, and photovoltaic technologies. Presentations will consider the life cycle of critical minerals from exploration, resource availability, and mineral systems to market trends and supply chains.
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)