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.
Software solution for a better circular economy: Improved decision-making tool for a more complete production and product assessment
Saving energy and raw materials as well as reducing environmental impacts is as urgent as never before. That´s why consumers and suppliers alike seek to understand how to get reliable material, production, or recycling information to make better-informed designing and purchasing decisions for a circular economy. European researchers with participation of scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) within the TripleLink project created a software-based solution of existing and new developed software packages to overcome limitations and create opportunities for the implementation of circular strategies by industry and policy-makers.
Trinational Science Conference - "Building Bridges for the next Generations" at the International Congress Center Dresden
On behalf of the Free State of Saxony, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is organizing the science conference "Building Bridges for the Next Generations" on May 16 and 17, 2023. The conference will present the excellent research in Central and Eastern Europe, especially Saxony, Poland and the Czech Republic, thus positioning the region as an important science and technology location.
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.