Nine New Critical Raw Materials

In 2017, nine critical raw materials were added to the EU’s Critical Raw Materials list. While the 27 materials that have made the list are all “critical”, we have selected another three of the new additions, which stand out as of particular importance to current and future European societal needs. Bismuth – application in medicines…

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Meet the VERAM Partners

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. The centre uses its research and knowledge to provide expert services for domestic and international customers and partners, and serves both private and public sectors. VTT has an established role in…

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Interview with Dirk Nelen: Leading VERAM activities on defining the playing field

Dirk Nelen holds a MSc in Bioscience Engineering. He has extensive experience of working as an environmental consultant in South America, and later on involvement in numerous nationally and EU funded projects and studies for policy support in the area of sustainable materials management as a senior researcher at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research…

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Meet the VERAM Partners

Today we would like to introduce you to three of our eleven VERAM partners. Discover more of what the VERAM project represents for them below. More partners to be presented soon. Cefic is the voice of the chemical industry in Europe representing large, medium and small chemical companies across Europe, which directly provide 1.2 million…

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VERAM’s impact on raw materials innovation in Europe

Patrick Wall VERAM Coordinator Patrick Wall holds a BSc in Chemistry and a MSc in Applied Environmental Science. With experience of working in the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation and involvement in numerous FP7 and Horizon2020-funded projects over five years with EuroGeoSurveys, he now coordinates the VERAM project for the European Technology…

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New Critical Raw Materials

In 2017, nine critical raw materials were added to the EU’s Critical Raw Materials list. While the 27 materials that have made the list are all “critical”, we have selected and will explore three of the new additions, which stand out as of particular importance to current and future European societal needs. Borates – contributing…

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VERAM Experts’ Workshop

The VERAM project, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, aims to provide an umbrella and coordination function for raw materials related to research and innovation activities across Europe. The results of this project will feed into the ongoing preparation of the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, FP9. A key deliverable…

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VERAM Experts’ Workshop: Registration open!

Registration is open for the VERAM Experts’ Workshop, Europe 2050 – Preparing a Research & Innovation Roadmap for Raw Materials, which will be held at Orega – EU District in Brussels on 13 June 2017. Partners of the EU project VERAM – Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials will explore opportunities and develop solutions to help shape the landscape…

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