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Apr 23 2019

REE4EU Exciting Final Review Meeting in Brussels

The third review project meeting for the SPIRE-project REE4EU took place on the 23th April 2019 in the CEFIC premises, up on the 13th floor of the B40 in Brussels. Wonderful view, great day and interesting talk for the REE4EU consortium that is playing the last year of the project.

The Project Officer Istvan Ritz and the Professor Toru Okabe from the University of Tokyo were the guests of honours.

In this final stage the presented main activities have focused on the manufacture and validation of the end-product, which is the permanent magnet produced out of recycled material obtained in the REE4EU pilot. Moreover, the validation of REE4EU technology to other types of RE-containing wastes (nickel metal hydride battery waste) are ready to start after the preparation and commissioning of the pilot equipment at Elkem and SNAM.

Brilliant results and enthusiasm from all the participants!