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News and Press Releases of the HIF
HIF admitted to the "Center of Expertise for CE" at the University of Jyväskylä
The scientific exchange between the two institutions will be intensified and is to be manifested in a cooperation agreement.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart from Technische Universität Dresden visited the HIF
Since March he is appointed for the chair of innovation and technology management at the Dresden university. Dr. Simone Raatz and Prof. Jens Gutzmer informed him about the research at HIF and the successfull spinn-offs. Moreover, the visionaire circulareconomy project FlexiPlant was presented.
Improvement of mineral processing - Helmholtz Association recognizes HZDR-scientist with Doctoral Award
The energy transition, more and more high-tech products, but also supply bottlenecks are putting domestic mining back into the focus of raw material extraction. But, most of the easily exploitable high-grade deposits have already been depleted. For the future, the mining sector will have to efficiently produce metals and minerals from low-grade orebodies with complex mineralogical and microstructural properties. To estimate the resources and reserves contained in a deposit, and to evaluate the potential recovery, modelling tools that are reliable and robust are necessary. Dr. Lucas Pereira from the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) belonging to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, developed modelling techniques of recovery processes, more specifically mineral separation processes, suited to complex ores. The Helmholtz Association recognizes his thesis with the Doctoral Award in the energy research field for its creative excellence.
HIF scientist Dr. Anna Vanderbruggen receives HZDR Communication Award
Recycling used batteries and especially the graphite they contain is Dr. Vanderbruggen's research focus. Her concern is not only to increase the amount of recycled graphite, but also to report on the important topic of battery recycling. She has now received an award for her science communication.
EU Parliamentarian Cornelia Ernst informs about critical raw materials at HIF
The recently published Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) of the European Commission aims to strengthen all stages of the European value chains for critical raw materials. The further process of the CRMA is accompanied by EU Parliamentarian Cornelia Ernst as shadow rapporteur, for which she also visited the HIF as part of her raw materials tour.
From scrap to raw material - Car2Car project develops technologies for an optimized recycling of end-of-life vehicles
The pressing supply risk of raw materials along with increased environmental awareness put end-of-life vehicles into the spot light of recycling as a valuable source for raw materials. In the Car2Car project, a consortium of automotive industry, recyclers and scientists addresses the challenges of closing material loops. The focus lies on increasing the quality of the secondary raw materials from end-of-life vehicles by means of innovative dismantling and automated, accurate detection and processing solutions. The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, an institute of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), contributes its expertise in material recognition using spectroscopy-based sensor technology together with efficient data processing solutions. Through improved recycling products, the Car2Car project aims to increase the proportion of secondary materials in new vehicles as a prerequisite for closing material loops in a circular economy.
Metallurgical research on critical raw materials receives significant boost - Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology receives plasma furnace to develop new and optimize existing recycling technologies for a better Circular Economy
The department of process metallurgy of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) focuses on the energy and recycling challenges. It deals with the designing, development and linking of metallurgical process chains and systems. These approaches can provide balanced material and energy requirements, mitigated energy losses and environmental impact of the Circular Economy system. To expand the metallurgical research activities the institute of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) receives a plasma furnace from the British company Tetronics for treatment of metallurgical ores & secondary resources.
New Department Leader Process Metallurgy at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
In the log term Dr Ajay Patil focus on establishing a competence center in process metallurgy and circular economy of critical raw materials and technology metals
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.