December 7, 2018

The Basque Government recognises the professional trajectory of the EuMaT Co-Secretary, Amaya Igartua

The EuMaT Co-Secretary and IK4-TEKNIKER´s researcher, Dr Amaya Igartua, has been recognised as one of the most outstanding experts working at Basque technology centres and cooperative research centres (CICs) in the course of an event chaired by the Basque Country President, Iñigo Urkullu, and the Regional Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructures, Arantxa Tapia.

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August 30, 2018

 

EUROPE IN MOTION – EUMAT JOINT SESSION

 Wednesday 19th of September, WARSAW

EuMaT jointly with EMRS, KMM-VIN and with the support of the EU Commission and NCP from Poland, is organizing the 19th September in Warsaw, a workshop during the EMRS Conference, where you can make a short presentation of your project idea for next EU Calls.

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July 20, 2018

The INDustrial TECHnologies 2018 conference will open its doors in Vienna on 29-31 October, 2018.

The event will combine keynote presentations, discussions, a matchmaking event, fish-bowls, world cafés and an exhibition on new industrial applications for research on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. Plenary sessions with great political impact on the industrial landscape will be followed by parallel sessions organised around three main pillars:

1) Technologies for sustainable growth

2) Innovative Industry for citizens

3) Ecosystem and framing conditions

Seize the opportunity to meet experts from industry, research and public authorities from more than 30 countries in Europe and across the globe!

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May 20, 2018

After several years of intensive technical and organizational work, performed and financially supported by a group of industrial and other organizations (TÜV SÜD, TÜV Austria, EnBW, MAN, Shell, TÜV Rheinland SA, Bayer TS, BMILP China, DNV, Lloyd's and others), and led by Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (convener A. Jovanović, project manager F. A. Quintero), the new EU standard on Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) EN16991:2018 was published on May 1, 2018, by NEN (The Netherlands)! (see https://www.nen.nl/NEN-Shop-2/Standard/NENEN-169912018-en.htm).

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WG 8: Raw Materials for a Circular Economy

Chair: Jan Meneve (VITO)

Scope and objective of this WG

 

Manufacturing has traditionally been understood as the production process in which raw materials

are transformed into physical products through processes involving people and other resources. It is now clear that physical production is at the centre of a wider manufacturing value chain. Resource efficiency, substitution of critical materials, and recycling of waste streams will be essential in the future manufacturing value chain within a materials constrained world. Advanced material technologies play a vast yet largely unexplored role in this area.

Indeed, the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials EIP RM in its Strategic Implementation Plan SIP Part I calls upon to improving supply conditions in the EU and reducing import dependency through new integrated technological solutions where materials science and technology play a key role, as is illustrated in the following examples:

  • access to raw materials: advanced metallurgy to improve the resource efficiency of primary and secondary mining;

  • better resource efficiency of industrial processes and products: nanotechnology for smart, multifunctional materials in priority industrial sectors as Energy, Health, Mobility; extended component life time in demanding environments through impoved corrosion and wear resistance;

  • improved recycling: advanced material technologies for the conversion of waste into resources and products;

  • new alternatives to supply rare and critical raw materials through substitution: smart material structures for the substitution of critical elements, especially relevant to Energy materials;

  • mitigating the related negative environmental and social impacts: substitution of toxic elements.

 

This EuMaT WG8 aims at triggering research and innovation ideas & activities in the H2020

Research Programme targeting the Societal Challenge of Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, and Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – LEIT.

Technological developments as well as the co-evolution of business models and other measures for developing an eco-system that supports a resource effective economy are considered.

In technological terms, this translates in resource efficient production, substitution of critical materials, and closing of material cycles by re-use, remanufacturing, and recovery and recycling of waste streams.

EUMAT can act as the leading forum to contribute to the debate about the key role of advanced material technology in resource efficiency, substitution of critical materials, and recycling of waste streams, for the EU manufacturing and processing industries, providing market and science based, realistic solutions.  

The WG8 background and priorities are presented in the following document: Raw Materials for the EU Manufacturing Industry: tackle supply risks, create opportunities.

 

Contact 
Jan Meneve
Research Manager
Unit Sustainable Materials Management
VITO – Vision on Technology
Boeretang 200, 2400 MOL
Tel +32 14 33 56 69 or mob +32 476 66 03 06; fax +32 14 32 11 86; skype jan.meneve_vito
jan.meneve@vito.be; www.vito.be
 
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Events 
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