Apply now for our PhD Summer School!

From September 6-10th, the Suscritmat team will hold an online summer school together with the Politecnico di Milano on the topic of critical raw materials and circular economy. The application deadline has been prolonged until the 16th of July! For more information...
New EU List of Critical Raw Materials is out

New EU List of Critical Raw Materials is out

The 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List   The European Commission has just published the 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List. The Commission reviews the list of critical raw materials for the EU every three years screening 83 materials. Economic importance and...

SusCritMOOC accepted for funding by EIT Raw Materials

The project succeeding SusCritMat – SusCritMOOC – has been accepted by EIT Raw Materials for funding in the area Wider Society Learning. MOOC stands for massive open online course and enables universities and education institutions to reach people who would otherwise...

Sustainability and Second Life: Lithium and Cobalt Recycling

Lithium and cobalt are essential for lithium-ion-batteries, which are used in electric vehicles, electronics and electricity storage. As the supply for these minerals is not expected to meet the ever increasing demand, recycling rates for these minerals are very low....

New video learning content now available!

We have recently added two new highly informative videos to the SusCritMat Youtube channel: In one video, Ester van der Voet from Leiden University talks about scenarios for critical raw materials. As global demand for critical raw materials continues to grow, crucial...