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Resource Efficiency

European Rare Earth Resources 2014

4 - 7 September 2014: Milos Island, Greece

Organised by IRF Rare Earth Recycling Knowledge Platform (RARE³) and EURARE Consortium, the first conference on European Rare Earth Resources (ERES 2014) will take place from 4 to 7 September 2014 on the island of Milos, Greece. Read more…

With constantly increasing applications, including micro-electronics and wind generators, rare earth resources are fast becoming vital elements in the modern industry. Due to the very few rare earth mines in operation around the world, the supply and demand of rare earth elements (REE) is in the global spotlight.
EURARE is a European Commission funded project for the development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe's rare earth ore deposits.

The main goal of the EURARE project is to set the basis for the development of a European REE industry. This will safeguard the uninterrupted supply of REE raw materials and products crucial for the EU industrial sectors (such as automotive, electronics, machinery and chemicals) in a sustainable, economically viable and environmentally friendly way.

This conference will deal with topics such as REE importance for Europe (supply and demand issues), European perspective for a REE industry, REE exploitation policy issues, REE occurrences in Europe, REE processing (advances, new technologies, future outlook), REE urban mining/recycling and environmental impacts (gains and losses through REE utilisation and extraction).

An exhibition on scientific literature will form part of the conference, providing the opportunity for networking between participants and exhibitors.

Deadline dates
31 January 2014 – Abstracts submission.
15 February 2014 – Notification of acceptance.
1 June 2014 – Full paper submission.
1 July 2014 – Final programme available.

For more information, please visit the conference website

Information on submitting abstracts and full papers

To register 

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