The CRM Alliance welcomes Beta Technology Limited as a representative of the critical material niobium. Beta Technology Limited (Beta) is a privately owned, independent business and innovation consultancy firm based in the UK and with activity in Europe, Brazil and Australia. The company was formed out of the University of Sheffield 30 years ago as a […]
The final report of the CRM Day Report is now available. The CRM Day was organised by the CRM Alliance and took place on 14 October 2014. The next day is expected to take place in March 2015. Following the CRM Day members of the alliance representing a specific substance are now allowed to join […]
The European Commission has published a new policy document which stresses the importance of securing a reliable supply of critical raw materials for the defence industry, reports David Hay Jones for the metal news website, Metal Pages. “Many of these materials, like the rare earths and germanium, are essential inputs for defence-related applications such as […]
The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry at the European Commission has launched a project on the establishment of a Data Inventory for a Raw Material System Analysis (RMSA) for 21 critical raw materials and aggregates. The project aims to build knowledge and understanding of the flow of raw materials in the EU. This will help […]
A joint EU-US critical materials policy is vital for maintaining transatlantic leadership in development and manufacturing of high-tech products and long-term economic growth, according to Heleen Vollers of Brussels-based consultancy firm Ridens. Vollers was quoted in an article on metal news website, Metal-Pages, after she spoke at the Metal-Pages Noble Alloys conference in New York. […]
On 26 May 2014, the European Commission published a Communication on ‘the review of the list of critical raw materials for the EU and the implementation of the Raw Materials Initiative’. According to the document, a new key priority is to ensure a sustainable supply of raw materials within the EU, especially as regards framework conditions for mining and improving the raw materials knowledge base.
The EU should not encourage substitution of critical metals and should instead focus on promoting regulations that will help ensure their continued supply, according to Maurits Bruggink. Bruggink was quoted by the online information service to the metals and steel industry, Metal Bulletin. Bruggink, director at public affairs consultancy Ridens Public Affairs, made his comments […]