Conferenza "Exchange of good practices on metal by-products recovery – technology and policy challenges" - Bruxelles, 12-13 novembre 2015
- VARIE - UE 21/10/2015
The European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) is organising the International Conference "Exchange of good practices on metal by-products recovery –technology and policy challenges", which will take place in Brussels (Belgium), on 12-13 November 2015.
Existing and emerging technologies vital for the progress of our society and the competitiveness of our economy are highly dependent on the sustainable supply of raw materials. In particular, a number of scarce or critical metals play a fundamental role on innovations in high-tech sectors such as renewable energy, telecommunications, information technology or defence industry.
Many of these strategic metals are often by-products of mining, processing and recycling: they are contained in ore bodies or complex end-of life products as accompanying elements of the major metals, usually at low concentrations. Nowadays, many by-products are often not properly recovered so they finish diluted in major elements or wasted.
The Conference will tackle the technology challenges but also the policies and regulatory framework apt to promote the recovery of metal by-products which are currently sub-exploited. This event aims to provide a unique opportunity to share experiences, exchange good practices and present existing examples across the whole raw materials value chain. It will bring together industry, academia and research entities excelling in the technologies to recover metal by-products, as well as relevant public entities and policymakers from the EU and from third countries.
A specific session of the Conference aimed to promote cooperation in the field of research and innovation is envisaged.
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