In-use stocks and secondary supply of CRMs – IRTC 2019 in Beijing

In-use stocks and secondary supply of Critical Raw Materials


The fourth Round Table will take place on July 7, 2019, at the 10th International Conference of the Society for Industrial Ecology in Bejing, China. The exact location will be close to Tsinghua University (exact location is announced soon). The event aims at stimulating the discussion on in-use stocks and secondary supply of critical raw materials, and especially Rare Earth Elements, between researchers of different countries. Invited talks in the morning will set the scene on the role of secondary supply for criticality. It will furthermore be addressed how secondary supply can support global efforts towards a sustainable future, and how possible barriers can be overcome. While the first part of the morning covers these broad aspects, the second part will show concrete examples of research and industry efforts to analyse stocks and find new methods to reduce waste. At the Round Table discussion in the afternoon – with Consortium partners and invited guests – these aspects will be carved out in more detail. The outcomes of the session and the Round Table discussion will be summarized and published online to serve as a basis for further discussion. Simultaneous translation Chinese-English on site will help common understanding of the participants.

Click here to view the program of the fourth Round Table:




The registration is closed from July 1. Please e-mail us if you would like to participate on short notice and we will check availability.