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US President signs an executive order to expand critical minerals production

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  On 20 December 2017, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reverse US’s dependence on other countries for critical minerals. The order aims to identify new sources of critical minerals, ensure that miners and producers have access to the best data and streamline the leasing and permitting process to expedite production, reprocessing […]

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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter – Winter Edition

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In this issue: CRM Day 2017 2017 Antimony Day MMTA publishes its New Responsible Sourcing Guide The next generation of power electronics featuring Gallium Nitride doped with Beryllium EU and Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement Extraction of Rare Earths from Coal & Coal By-products Critical Materials Institute develops New Acid-Free magnet recycling process Russian Researchers develop […]

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CRM Day: Critical & Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective

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CRM Day: Critical & Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective Introduction On 26 September 2017, the second bi-annual event on Critical Raw Materials took place. The event, entitled: “Critical and Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective”, gathered interested stakeholders, government representatives and EU officials to discuss the different perspectives and approaches to critical and strategic […]

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Don’t Forget to Register – CRM Day (26 September 2017)

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Critical & Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective (Club Royal des Guides, Rue d’Arlon 32, Brussels) Opening – Martin Tauber, President of CRM Alliance Peter Handley, Head of Unit for Research Efficiency & Raw Materials, DG GROW Panel 1: CRMs & Strategic Materials – A European Perspective (10:15-11:00) Presentation by Milan Grohol, Policy Officer for […]

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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter – Spring/Summer Edition

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In this Issue: CRM Day 2017 – Critical Raw Materials: An International Perspective IMA Publishes EU Magnesium Recycling Study MMTA Annual Conference 2017: Engines, Batteries & Innovation CRM Alliance Attends SCRREEN Expert Workshops EC Publishes Methodology for Establishing the EU list of Critical Raw Materials Anti-Dumping: More Robust Rules to Defend EU Industry & Jobs […]

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Commission Publishes Methodology for New CRM List

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On 11 July 2017, the European Commission published its guidelines on the methodology for establishing the EU list of critical raw materials. This is a prescriptive document containing the guidelines and the ‘ready-to-apply’ methodology for the EU criticality assessment and the revision of the list of critical raw materials for the EU. These synthesised guidelines […]

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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter – Autumn/Winter Edition (2016)

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In this issue: CRM Day 2016 – CRMs & the Circular Economy: One of the Five Priority Areas MEP Interest Group on Critical Raw Materials Launches Joint Statement CRM Delegation Presents Position on Trade Policy CRM Alliance President Speaks at 18th Metallurgy & Materials Congress EU Files WTO Panel Request against Chinese Export Restrictions Workshop […]

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EU Commission Publishes Defence Action Plan

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On 30 November 2016, the European Commission published its Defence Action Plan, which includes a European Defence Fund and other actions, to support the Member States in more efficient spending in joint defence capabilities, strengthen European citizens’ security and foster a competitive and innovative industrial base. More concretely, the Commission proposes: (i) to support investment […]

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6th EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Materials

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On 29 November 2016, the EU hosted the 6th EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Materials, which focused on strategies for the sustainable supply of critical raw materials. The conference was split into four sessions: Session 1: “Criticality and risk analysis” – focused on material flows and stocks, raw materials data, information for policy-making, and methodology […]

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