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Introduction of the Valomag seminar (December 3rd 2021)

Jan-Henk Welink gives an introduction of the seminar, its program and background information on EIT Raw Materials. The program gives an overview of the presentations which can be found here below.

Presentation at the Valomag seminar (Dec. 3rd 2021) about the introduction by EIT RM and presentation of ERMA action plan on magnets and motors by Roland Gauss (EIT RM)

Roland Gauss gave a presentation about the importance of critical raw materials, the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) and her actions on permanent magnets.

Presentation at the Valomag seminar (Dec. 3rd 2021) about the Valomag project (from pre-processing to making of new magnets) by Virginie Decottignies (SUEZ)

Virginie Decottignies gave a general presentation about the how and why of the Valomag project, market situation magnets and the processes.

Presentation at the Valomag seminar (Dec. 3rd 2021) about the dismantling steps combining thermal treatment and fragmentation – Thibaut Marcon (CRM group), and Nouredinne Menad (BGRM)

Thibaut Marcon and Noureddine Menad showed in their presentation the demagnetization of magnets, the Hard-Disk Drives (HDDs) treatment & upscaling and treatment of other EoL products .

Presentation at the Valomag seminar (Dec. 3rd 2021) about the transformation to the manufacturing of new magnets – Cyril Rado (CEA) and Boris Saje (Kolektor)

Cyril Rado (CEA) and Boris Saje (Kolektor) gave a presentation about the melting of magnets and the hydrogen decrepitation to reduce used magnets into powder.

Presentation at the Valomag seminar (Dec. 3rd 2021) about the transformation to the production of REE oxides through hydrometallurgical routes by Sahar Belfqueh (BRGM)

Sahar Belfqueh (BRGM) gave a presentation about the characterization of the HDD NdFeB magnets, leaching of NdFeB powder using organic acids, selective leaching using organic acids, solvent extraction on organic acid leachates, and stripping process.

Presentation at the Valomag seminar (Dec. 3rd 2021) about the Mass Flow Analysis of the Valomag process by Fernando Coelho (TU Delft)

Fernando Coelho (TU Delft) gave a presentation about the mass flow analysis, including flow sheet simulation, analysis charts and the connection with LCA.

Presentation at the Valomag seminar (Dec. 3rd 2021) about the Life Cycle Analysis by Zhijie Li (Leiden University)

Zhijie Li (Leiden University) gave a presentation about the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), and includes LCA in a nutshell, an overview of an LCA of primary NdFeB magnets, and LCA in VALOMAG of primary and secondary Nd magnets.

Presentation at the Valomag seminar (Dec.3rd 2021) about the SUSMAGPRO project by Carlo Burkhardt (Pforzheim University)

Carlo Burkhardt (Pforzheim University) gave a presentation about another R&I initiative on magnets recycling, the SUSMAGPRO project, including the concept and approach, assessment of scrap, processing, remanufacturing routes of EOL magnets, impact and business model.

Keynote presentation at the International Conference on Raw Materials and Circular Economy - RawMat2021 (5 September 2021)

Fernando Coelho (TU Delft, Materials Science and Engineering) gave a keynote presentation on the upscaling of permanent magnet dismantling and recycling in the conference's session “Batteries and magnets recycling”.

Abstract at the 2021 International System Dynamics (25-30 July 2021)

This abstract is moving towards a more resilient rare earth supply chain with product recycling in the EU.

Presentation at Axelera (29 June 2021)

In this presentation and abstract Nour-Edinne Menad (BRGM) describes the three alternative routes recycling of permanent magnets of the NdFeB type, developed within the framework of the EIT RM project VALOMAG (presentation and abstract in French).

Presentation conférence internationale WasteEng 2021, Guelph university Canada (2 June 2021)

Sahar Belfqueh, Guilhem Arrachart, Nourredine Menad, Alain Seron, Simon Chapron, Development of an eco compatible process for the recovery of rare earths from permanent magnets, (Best Presentation Award)

Presentation VALOMAG at WindEurope (4 May 2021)

In this presentation Virginie Decottignies (SUEZ) explains the VALOMAG process from the recovery of scrap magnets to the production of new magnets and rare earth oxides.

VALOMAG webinar (13 April 2021)

In this VALOMAG webinar Virginie Decottignies (SUEZ) explains the VALOMAG project. The webinar explains the proposed processes and show pictures of trails.

VALOMAG project presentation (10 December 2020)

VALOMAG project: "From the recovery of scrap magnets to the production of new magnets and rare earth oxides" by Virginie Decottignies (SUEZ) and Thibaut Marcon (CRM Group).

VALOMAG LCA Workshop (19 November 2020)

Introduction LCA lecture by dr. Sprecher.

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