What's new at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology?

Foto: HIF Metallurgie-Technikum Glasfassade (Ausschnitt) ©Copyright: Dr. Simone Raatz

The construction of the metallurgy pilot plant is progressing

A lot has happened at the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) since the groundbreaking ceremony for the future metallurgy pilot plant in October 2018. After a little more than a year, the new 400 square ­meter glass facade of the plant reflects the blue spring sky. The outer shell of the technical center, which is right next to the institute building in the Chemnitzer Strasse, is now complete. In the upcoming days...
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Foto: Christina Meskers, HIF ©Copyright: Tina Pereira

Experienced Innovation Manager joins Helmholtz Institute Freiberg

On March 3rd, Dr Christina Meskers commenced her appointment as a senior research fellow in the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), an institute of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). With her experience as former Senior Innovation Manager at Umicore a global materials technology and recycling group, she will help to build the newly established Department of Process Metallurgy. This department is ...
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Foto: HZDR researchers from Freiberg are testing non-invasive exploration methods in Andalusia - REFERENCE ©Copyright: INFACT / Leila Ajjabou

Sustainable exploration from the air

The firms SkyTEM and CGG Multi-Physics are currently testing new methods for environmentally friendly raw material exploration in the southern reference area of the EU project INFACT (Innovative, Non-Invasive and Fully Acceptable Exploration Techno­logies) in the Spanish region of Andalusia. Using a helicop­ter and an electromagnetic probe, they fly o­ver the area, co­vering approximately four hundred square kilo­meters. Utilizing the data collected, the INFACT researchers can subsequently check whether the sensors they used function as expected by comparing the results with the existing geological ­information. The INFACT project is coordinated by the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), an institute at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).
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