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PASSENGER workshop at the EIT Expert Forum



The IMDEA Nanociencia coordinated PASSENGER project will present its first workshop at the EIT Expert Forum in Berlin (28th June 2022), this will bring together 16 European projects addressing sustainability in the permanent magnet sector

Addressing the topic “Magnets Matter! Permanent Magnets to Enable a Green Transition in Europe”, this unique event will cover advances in technology, innovation, integration, and circular economy of permanent magnets in Europe. Whether rare-earth-based or rare-earth-free, permanent magnets are crucial components to achieve the Green Transition in the EU, responding to the substantial increase in demand. The workshop will address the following issues, inviting key players from the academic and industrial fields:

  • Advances in technological permanent magnets (PMs): rare earth-based and rare earth-free PMs.
  • Perspectives to improve rare-earth-based PM materials and innovation in rare-earth-free PMs.
  • EU initiatives addressing criticality in PMs.
  • An industrial perspective – Integration in products: present and future of the PM sector in Europe.
  • Circular economy of magnets: recycling, design of materials and products.

eit raw materials expert forumThe multidisciplinary PASSENGER consortium consists of 20 partners including key end users (13 industrial partners) from 8 EU countries: Spain, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, France, Greece and United Kingdom. It includes major European industries and academic leaders occupied with rare-earth elements and non- rare-earth elements permanent magnets manufacturing, alloy production, powder fabrication, electric motors, e-vehicles and product/process standardisation. Thus, PASSENGER covers the whole magnets production value chain, from studying fundamental properties to the production of high-technology end products, and is able to guarantee the successful delivery of this very ambitious work programme.

An introduction video has been released with the occassion of the first workshop at the EIT Expert Forum, and can be seen here.

The project is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme with €8.9 M from the €11.3 M total budget. PASSENGER.

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Prof. Alberto Bollero
alberto.bollero [at]imdea.org
Twitter: @PerMagIMDEA

Oficina de Comunicación de IMDEA Nanociencia
divulgacion.nanociencia [at]imdea.org
Twitter: @imdea_nano
Facebook: @imdeananociencia
Instagram: @imdeananociencia

Source: IMDEA Nanociencia