Report on Critical Raw Materials and the Circular Economy


On 16 January 2018, the European Commission published its Report on Critical Raw Materials and the Circular Economy. The report is divided into three parts and is based on the recently published JRC report (For more information, please see our Publications Section). The report is part of the Action Plan on Circular Economy and aims at providing key data sources, promoting best practices […]

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US President signs an executive order to expand critical minerals production


  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


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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