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2021

Foto: Labor für Rohstoffcharakterisierung am Helmholtz-Institut Freiberg für Ressourcentechnologie _ref ©Copyright: HZDR, Frank Schinski

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.
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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.
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Foto: Special peptide compounds in the form of a filter act as a biological fishing rod to remove gallium from industrial wastewaters ©Copyright: HZDR/Sahneweiß

Recycle high-tech waste biologically: Innovative biotechnological process extracts gallium from industrial wastewa­ter

Gallium is a rare metal, but it is widely used in the high-tech industry. This extreme contrast makes recycling indispensable. Howe­ver, current recycling processes are costly and chemically polluted. Biotechnological approaches, therefore, rely on peptides, as they are able to bind metallic particles, minerals and metal ions in an environmentally friendly manner and to differentiate them in a targeted manner. Scientists at the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have now shown (DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.125366), that peptide-based material can be used for the extraction of gallium from production wastewa­ter caused by the semiconductor industry.
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Three-dimensional view of the world with artificial intelligence

Scientists from the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are currently researching a technology that can be used to bet­ter process and analyze multimodal point clouds. The project is called Hyper 3D-AI – Artificial Intelligence for three-dimensional (3D) multimodal point cloud classification.
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Foto: Young Mining Professionals interviewing Recomine ©Copyright: Young Mining Professionals Switzerland

Young Mining Professionals interviewing recomine

Young Mining Professionals (YMP) is a growing international association of mining professionals based in major mining centers across the world, that share the goal of advancing the global profile and leadership of the mining and exploration industry.
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Victor-Moritz-Goldschmidt Award of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) for Dr. Mathias Burisch

Freiberg scientist receives award for special scientific achievements and fundamental contributions in the geology of mineral deposits
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Success for recomine network at BHP Tailings Challenge

Approach of processing steps for flotation tailings and process water reaches proof of concept stage within the challenge
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