The SUSMAGPRO Roadshow with INSERMA on board in Leiden European City of Science Festival 2022!

Dear reader,

It has been a while since our last newsletter, and we believe it is high time for another update on all things SUSMAGPRO. We have not been idle in the past months – quite the contrary – and we are very happy to bring you the latest news on our project activities and achievements.   
From the SUSMAGPRO roadshow, which is now in full swing, to a number of important events we attended – read all about what we have been up to in this newsletter. 

The SUSMAGPRO Consortium after a day of hard work at the last partner meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands, in June 2022

Meet the Team

Pforzheim University (HSPF) in SUSMAGPRO 

Click play below to find out what PhD candidates Laura Grau and Stefan Rathfelder of Pforzheim University in Germany are working on in SUSMAGPRO.

All Eyes On

The SUSMAGPRO Roadshow

Rare Earths play an important role in our daily lives, yet many of us do not know a lot about them. SUSMAGPRO aims at changing this through an interactive roadshow with stops in public spaces across Europe. This way, project partners raise awareness of the challenges connected to RE and the solutions SUSMAGPRO provides. Roadshow stops have already been organised in a number of locations. Check out the video below of the roadshow stop at Leiden University in the frame of the Leiden European City of Science Festival 2022 in June this year. Find out more.

Project Update

SUSMAGPRO welcomes steps towards a European Circular Economy and promotes Design for Recycling

In March this year, the European Commission has presented a package of new proposals to make sustainable products the norm and boost Europe’s resource independence in line with the European Green Deal. SUSMAGPRO highly welcomes these steps towards a more circular economy in Europe, which are in accordance with the project objectives for critical raw materials used in permanent magnets, in particular the RE Neodymium and Dysprosium. Read more on the topic. 

Upcoming and Past Events

Coming up: EU Raw Materials Week 2022 and SecREEts Final Conference

The 7th edition of the EU Raw Materials Week will take place from 14 to 18 November as physical and online events, gathering a wide range of stakeholders discussing policies and initatives in the field of raw materials. SUSMAGPRO will be part of the EU Horizon Technology Success Stories Event on 14th November. In addition, the project will be represented at the final conference of the H2020 project SecREEts on 15 November, which follows the title ‘Establishing a European rare earth supply chain: challenges and horizons’. Find out more.

Past: REIA 2022 Annual Conference in Hanau, Germany
On 5-6 October, SUSMAGPRO partners discussed the future of RE magnets in Europe at the 2022 Annual Conference of the Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA). This year’s conference was focused on e-motors for the wind energy and automotive sectors. Read more.

Past: E-Waste Day with ZEOS in Ljubljana, Slovenia
14th October was International E-Waste Day – a day to raise awareness of the precious resources lost when we do not recycle our electronic goods. In support of this day, SUSMAGPRO joined forces with ZEOS and other organisations to promote recycling of e-waste with a fun and educational event. Read more.

Past: KONGRESS BW in Karlsruhe, Germany
In the frame of this year’s KONGRESS BW in Karlsruhe, Germany, SUSMAGPRO coordinator Pforzheim University and project partner Steinbeis Europa Zentrum organised the forum ‘The Importance of Permanent Magnets for European Supply Chains…and our Everyday Life!’ with representatives from business and politics. Read more.

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