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7th BMBF Forum for Sustainability

Research for Sustainability - International
2 - 4 November 2010, axica, Berlin


    C Water and Resources

C7 Germany as a Location for Metal Production

got to Session Results

Date: 04/11/2010
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Forum

Language: German (English translation)

In this session, selected projects from the BMBF funding programme "r2 - Innovative Technologies for Resource Efficiency - Resource-Intensive Production Processes" present their research. The focal point is on projects which work on primary or secondary metal production. Besides approaches for optimising core production processes in metal industry, the session will also show work on how to improve the exploitation of side products and on the role of interlinking materials flows.

Session Moderation

Deike, Rüdiger
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Innovation leap through Strip casting
Schmidt-Jürgensen, Rune

Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, Germany

Improved Resource Efficiency in the Converter Steel Production by Phosphorus Enrichment
Drissen, Peter

FEhS - Institut für Baustoff-Forschung e.V., Germany

Networking of Material Flows through the Example of Dezincification
Gock, Eberhard

TU Clausthal, Germany

Recovery of high-quality metal fractions from shredder sand
Duwe, Christian

TU Clausthal, Germany

Session Results

Research priority areas for the foreseeable future
  • The improvement of recycling of expensive metals out of complex composed waste materials
  • The development of metal production processes with improved productivity due to higher sophisticated control units and resultant lower losses
  • The uses of waste materials in other processes to create an ecological and economical benefit
Necessary framework conditions to foster international cooperation for sustainable development
  • Scientific and industrial global network for sustainable development
  • Exchange lectures about sustainable development and processes in a global university network to teach students in different countries
  • International conferences like FONA with small working groups
Other important issues or topics discussed during the session
  • The loss of valuable metals because of an increasing tendency to use old cars in other parts of the world
  • Which technical possibility really exist, to get back elements like rare earth metals, if they are regular distributed in small amounts in electronic and other products.


Anja Degenhardt
Projektträger Jülich
Zimmerstr. 26-27
10969 Berlin
Tel.: 030 - 20199-406

Dr. Katrin Ostertag

Fraunhofer ISI
Breslauer Str. 48
76199 Karlsruhe
Tel.: 0721 - 6809-116


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