Young researcher seminar on Material Flow Analysis and sustainable material cycles

on June 12 and 13th, IEF hosted a 1 1/2 day workshop on Material Flow Analysis and sustainable material cycles. The target group were young researchers from the wider region who  work on or just started working on systainable material cycles. The meeting had 13 participants from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA in St. Gallen), Forschungsstelle für Energiewirtschaft e.V. in Munich, the Resource Lab at the University of Augsburg, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI, Karlsruhe), the Öko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology, Freiburg), and the University of Freiburg.

After presenting and discussing our ongoing research, we had a number of breakout meetings on data sharing and data infrastructure, development of target indicators for specialty and critical metals, and the relation between aggregated economic and detailed material cycle models.

Next to the opportunity to meet new colleagues and exchange ideas, the main outcome of the workshop will be a short communiqué on raw data and model results transparency, data sharing, and on the development of policy relevant target indicators for minor metals, which shall serve as an input to the development of research questions and future collaborations.

We thank all participants for visiting us and for their active participation in the workshop! Hope to see you soon!

Below you see Christoph Helbig from the resource lab in Augsburg during the presentation of his work.

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