Life Cycle Assessments get more and more in the focus in industry and also in science. iFAST presents a platform for discussing and finding solutions in these topics.
In our workshop we want to focus on the Life Cycle Management using the 
example of Rare Earths Elements (REE), the key material in permanent magnets used in a variety of fields like accelerator, turbines, hard drives and many more. 


On the workshop we will discuss the following points:

  • Life cycle management
    Consider entire life cycle of technical component using critical materials:
     construction – operation – deconstruction
  • Mining and processing of REE
     a socio-ecological approach – energy savings versus destructive mining and processing
  • Using permanent magnets
    Examples of the use of permanent magnets and its Pro and Con
  • Certification for mining and processing of REE
    How to force more sustainable thinking in the production of REE
  • Recycling of permanent magnets
    New processes for the re-use and recycling of permanent magnets
  • Alternatives for permanent magnets with REE
    New magnetic materials as well as improved electromagnets

Science, industry, politics and NGO in cooperation can forces to tackle the problem – we can develop solutions together.




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research
 and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004730”.