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New review paper on the recycling of NdFeB magnets

In the framework of the EU FP7 MC-ITN EREAN project (European Rare Earth (Magnet) Recycling Network) a new review paper has been published on the recycling of NdFeB permanent magnets. For this paper the lead supervisors of TU Delft, University of Birmingham, Fraunhofer Institute, Chalmers University and KU Leuven joined forces to provide the most …

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13 PhD students selected for ETN SOCRATES

On 12 September 2016 the official recruitment event took place in Leuven for EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN SOCRATES, a training network project on the zero-waste valorisation of low-grade, critical metal containing industrial process residues. From an initial list of 115 eligible SOCRATES, 28 were preselected for the Recruitment Event where they were interviewed by 15 …

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New video on design & recycling of electric cars

The EU ETN DEMETER and SIM² KU Leuven teams are delighted to share their new animation video, featuring Early Stage Researcher Gwen Bailey (KU Leuven). This Storyrunner video covers the challenging area of the design and recycling of the rare-earth permanent magnet motors used in hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs). The DEMETER project aims to …

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Honda develops magnet motor without heavy REEs

The Japanese automaker has freed its hybrids of the need for heavy rare earth elements. Working with Daido Steel, the automaker has developed the first magnet suitable for automotive drive applications that doesn’t require materials like dysprosium or terbium to improve its heat resistance. Instead, the neodymium-iron magnets are manufactured using a new hot deformation …

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