ReMade@ARI: A hub for materials research towards a European circular economy
March 31 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Zoom webinar | Live stream on Youtube
Stefan Facsko, Coordinator of ReMade@ARI
Ion Beam Center, Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Dresden Germany
“Earth Overshoot Day”, on which we have consumed more than the sustainable resources available to us, is continuously shifting towards the beginning of a year. In 2022, this date was July 28, i.e., we are consuming 175% of the amount of resources that would be sustainable. A way to reverse this trend is to move away from a linear economy toward a circular system where materials are fully reused and recycled. The European Union has committed itself to support this transition to a European circular economy.
ReMade@Ari (Recyclable Materials Development@Analytical Research Infrastructures) is the response to this call of more than 50 European facilities from the Analytical Research Infrastructures in Europe (ARIE). The aim of this EU project is to support materials research and development for a circular economy of key components in the most diverse sectors, such as electronics, batteries, vehicles, construction, packaging, plastics, textiles and food production. We will support researchers from academia and industry by providing our broad expertise in materials synthesis, modification and characterization techniques as well as our unique analytical instruments at large scale facilities and specialized labs using photons, electrons, neutrons, ions, positrons and highest magnetic fields. Our expert network and a pool of junior researchers specialized in the specific techniques will provide advice during the proposal preparation as well as active support during the beamtimes and the data analysis in this trans-national access project. The new approach in this trans-national access project is to combine a least two complementary techniques from the different ARIE networks to address the scientific and analytical questions in a comprehensive manner and to foster interdisciplinary approaches.
In this talk, ReMade@ARI will be presented to all interested researchers and potential applicants for the combined trans-national access to our facilities. The presentation will also provide practical guidance for the submission of proposals to our first call ending on April 30, 2023.