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29th September 2021

It’s all in an ever changing cycle | (mineral) fine particle processing in times of circular economy and energy transition

Martin Rudolph is a process and chemical engineer and Head of Processing Department Helmholtz Institute Freiberg (the HIF) Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf Germany.

This seminar outlines the recent developments and research topics in the field of mineral processing in times of the circular economy and energy transition where a mineral is understand as more than just a naturally occurring crystalline material but will more and more be artificial. Martin Roudolf (self critically) highlights where the art of the modern mineral processing expertise is needed and how batteries, hydrogen electrolysers and engineered artificial minerals in industrial slags can be seen as examples of the raw materials of the future of an efficient circular economy with as little as possible primary production.