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Metal Recycling Conference & Expo 2024 is the must-attend event for recycling companies, critical raw material suppliers, and the entire metals recycling supply chain to come together to discover the latest innovations and solutions to create a circular economy for used metals and help create sustainable supply chains for the future. Hear more than 130 expert speakers share the latest research, key industry insights, and new metal recycling innovations.

The conference is co-located with the Battery Recycling and the E-waste events, and will take place in Messe, Frankfurt between 26-27 June 2024.

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The organisers of ees Europe, working together with the experts from the ees Europe Conference committee and the prestigious conference partners, put together a highly topical two-day program focusing on the most important market and technology trends for energy storage. The ees Europe Conference will take place in Messe München/Munich, Germany, between 18 and 19 June 2024.

Stationary energy storage is fast growing in importance at every point in the energy supply chain. Likewise, eMobility is gaining traction worldwide. The greater need for both is fuelling demand for storage facilities and grid connectivity.

Where are the most promising markets for stationary and mobile energy storage? Which financing schemes are being applied and what are viable innovative ways of funding? Which players are defining industry best practice with transferable business models? Which quality standards must be met and what is the role of energy storage in the perspective of sector coupling? What are the trends and innovations for hydrogen technology and power-to-gas? These topics will be discussed at ees Europe Conference.

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Organised by APEX Events in Uxbridge, UK, between 18-19 June 2024, Direct Lithium Extraction Summit will provide a comprehensive understanding of current and future landscape of the lithium industry, expert perspectives as well as networking opportunities between professionals and stakeholders in the lithium sector.

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Organised in Messe, Stuttgart between 18 and 20 June 2024, The Battery Show Europe & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo conference delivers insight into key business and technical challenges, tackling relevant issues like:

  • Intelligent Systems Integration for EV Advancements
  • Advances in Battery Tech
  • Regulatory Insights: Navigating Battery Policy
  • Next-Gen Materials
  • Charging and Infrastructure
  • Sustainability, Recycling and End of Life Options
  • Battery Safety and Thermal Management
  • Production and Upscaling

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The 2024 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) organized with the Foundation Jean-Marie Lehn will be held at the Convention & Exhibition Centre of Strasbourg (France), from May 27 to 31, 2024.

The conference will consist of parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations assorted by a plenary session to provide an international forum for discussing recent advances in the field of materials science. The meeting will be augmented by an exhibition of products and services of interest to the conference participants.

The high quality scientific program will address different topics organized into 22 symposia arranged in 6 clusters covering the fields of Decarbonized energy and sustainability; Materials for human well-being; 2D materials and surfaces: synthesis, characterization and perspectives; Advanced characterization of materials; Materials sciences for cultural heritage; Electronics, magnetics and photonics.

The latest scientific results will be presented and authors are invited to submit papers in the selected journals that fit the scope of each symposium.

The focus of the scientific program will be both on fundamental investigations and technological applications, providing an international forum for discussing recent advances related to the different aspects to be considered to promote innovation.

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The Raw Materials Summit is a call-to-action – a platform – for industry leaders, educators and innovative new talent to share their vision for a sustainable raw materials future. The aim is to raise awareness of the critical role of raw materials, exchange knowledge and break down the barriers that delay sustainable value chains.

The event will take place this year at The Egg Brussels, Rue Bara 175, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, between 14 and 16 May.

The transition to clean energy means changing how we identify, source, use and re-use raw materials. We are all dependent on a sustainable raw materials supply and need to play an active role in the creation and maintenance of a responsible raw materials sector.

The 6th edition of the Raw Materials Summit will feature topics such as:

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ECS is pleased to return to Europe for its first biannual meeting there in over 10 years! Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, has held the #1 ranking on the Global Destination Sustainability Index since 2016. This commitment to compassionate science and a sustainable future helps make Gothenburg a very attractive destination for all attendees. As the meeting takes place at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers Hotel, participants are well positioned to enjoy the city’s many delights!

The 244th ECS Meeting brings together the most active researchers in academia, government, and industry—professionals and students—to engage, discuss, and innovate in the areas of electrochemistry and solid state science and related technologies. This is the premier destination for industry professionals to experience five days of learning, technical presentations, business development, and networking opportunities.

The event will take place between 8 and 12 October 2023.

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Meet and LiCORNE project at ECS 2023 and discover the GDEx process

On 9 October, in an additional session titled “Transforming Metal-Containing Secondary Resources into Functional Materials for Electrochemical Energy Applications”, you will have the occasion to delve deeper into GDEx with its inventor, Dr. Xochitl Dominguez Benetton, senior scientist at VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V. (VITO). Dr. Dominguez Benetton will provide a comprehensive overview of the electrochemical reduction of gases, and present various advantages of this novel process that addresses pressing issues, such as waste management and resource preservation.

Learn more about GDEx on the reference website and in our previously published article.

The event for circular economy innovation, bringing together all visionaries to accelerate circular transformation in our economy, will take place between 15 and 18 November 2023, in Munich, Germany.

The CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL brings together the tech ecosystem with politics and corporates in an attempt to ignite collaboration and innovation.

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The 2023 edition of the Raw Materials Week takes place in Brussels, 13-17 November 2023. It will centre around the European Critical Raw Materials Act and include the 10th annual High-Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw materials, co-organised with Eumicon, on 15 November.

Registrations will open in September 2023.

For any questions regarding side events please contact the functional mailbox GROW-RAW-MATERIALS-WEEK@ec.europa.eu.

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The International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR 2023) takes place this year between 6 and 8 September, in Valencia (ESP).

ICBR is the international platform for reviewing the challenges faced by the Battery Recycling Industry on a global basis. For 28 consecutive years, ICBR has brought together the international community of experts and decision makers of the entire Battery Recycling value chain, including battery recyclers and manufacturers, collection organizations, OEM’s, policymakers, materials and services providers and many more.

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