Conference on Critical Materials in the field of mobility


Conference on Critical Materials in the field of mobility


Conference on Critical Materials in the field of mobility

Mondragon Unibertsitatea has organised a conference on Critical Materials in the field of mobility.



To commemorate World Materials Day, which is celebrated on the first Wednesday of November, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, in collaboration with the Spanish Materials Association (SOCIEMAT) and EIT Raw Materials, has organised the “Critical Materials in the Mobility Sector” conference.
The conference will take place on 21 November in Bilbao Berrikuntza Faktoria (Calle Uribitarte, 3, Bilbao, Spain) and aims to provide an overview of the trends of materials in the mobility sector, as well as the criticality of the sources and the processing and recycling of light materials.
The event is targeted at students in the fields of Science and Engineering, as well as companies with broader knowledge of the market. The conference will be carried out in English, and the attendance will be free of charge, the previous registration being required.

Tentative programming

  • 9:00 - 9:20 Registration
  • 9:20 - 9:30 Welcome
  • 9:30 - 10:10 Material Sources. Dipl.-Geol. Michael Schmidt, German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
  • 10:10 - 10:50 Processing and requirements. Lightweight Design, Dr. Michel Glotin, Scientific Director for Materials at ARKEMA
  • 10:50 - 11:20 SOCIEMAT, Sociedad Española de Materiales, Prof. Juan José de Damborenea, Presidente
  • 11:20 - 11:50 Coffe Break
  • 11:50 - 12:30 EIT Raw Materials structure and success stories, Dr. Pier Luigi Franceschini, General Manager, South CLC
  • 12:30 - 13:10 Critical raw materials, Prof. Abel Ortego, Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption CIRCE industrial ecology
  • 13:10 - 13:30 Closing remarks and open debate
  • 13:30 - 14:15 Small snacks (Pintxos) and drinks 

For more information, please consult the programme in the following link.


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