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Tuesday 5 Feb 2019
12:00 Welcome reception, lunch and registration
14:00 Welcome Opening by the host
Session The future of REE permanent magnets (I) – Chairperson: Tina Zuzek (Jožef Stefan Institute)
14:10 Keynote Presentation

Boris Saje (Kolektor, Slovenia)

Metallic Permanent Magnets over the last 35 years 

14:50 Keynote Presentation

David Brown (SG Technologies Ltd, UK)

Nanocrystalline rare earth based magnetic materials and their applications 

15:30 Coffee   Break
16:00 Keynote Presentation

Oliver Gutfleisch (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Heavy rare earth free, free rare earth and rare earth free magnets – vision and reality 

16:40 End of Tuesday sessions


Wednesday 6 Feb 2019
Session The future of REE permanent magnets (II) – Chairperson: Tina Zuzek (Jožef Stefan Institute)
09:00 Keynote Presentation

Mike Coey (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

What about Nitrides? 

09:40 Keynote Presentation

Sophie Rivoirard (CNRS, France)

High field experimentation 

10:20 Coffee Break  – Poster Session
10:50 Keynote Presentation

Dagmar Goll (Hochschule Aalen, Germany)

New permanent magnet phases

11:30 Intensified Poster Presentation Session
12:00 Lunch
Session The future of (H)EVs – Chairperson: Peter Rasmussen (Aalborg University)
13:30 Keynote Presentation

Steve Hope & Ronny Denis (Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium)

Recycling opportunities & challenges: Toyota’s long-term vision on electrified vehicles 

14:15 Keynote Presentation

Bert Witkamp (VALUAD, The Netherlands)

Future EV supply chains: demand growth and impact on critical raw materials 

15:00 Coffee Break   
15:30 Keynote Presentation

Jose Ramon Garcia Santamaria (Automotive consultant NuMobility, Switzerland)

Mobility Responsibilities: Policy Makers, Auto Industry & Rare Earths 

16:15 Keynote Presentation

Fabrice Stassin (Umicore, Belgium)

Advanced cathode materials at Umicore 

17:00 Panel Debate : REEs and the future of (H)EVs 

Irena Skulj (Kolektor), Jose Ramon Garcia Santamaria (Automotive consultant NuMobility), Bert Witkamp (VALUAD), Philippa Oldham (Advanced Propulsion Centre)

18:00 End of Wednesday sessions
19:30 Symposium dinner in Leuven city centre  


Thursday 7 Feb 2019
Session Recycling of REE permanent magnets – Chairperson: Sofia Riaño (KU Leuven)
09:00 Keynote Presentation

Allan Walton (University of Birmingham, UK)

Direct recycling routes for EoL magnets

09:45 Keynote Presentation

Koen Binnemans (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Is REE recycling the solution for the balance problem? 

10:30 Coffee Break  
11.00 Martina Orefice (KU Leuven, Belgium) – ESR ETN DEMETER

Recovery of metal values from SmCo and NdFeB magnets by iono-metallurgical methods 

11:15 Fernando Coelho (University of Birmingham ) – ESR ETN DEMETER

Characterisation of Automotive Scrap Residue (ASR) feeds to improve recycling efficiency 

11:30 Gwendolyn Bailey (KU Leuven, Belgium) – ESR ETN DEMETER

Life Cycle Assessment of new recycling and re-use routes for REE-magnet machines in (H)EVs 

11:45 Intensified Poster Presentation Session
12:15 Lunch
Session Are REEs still critical? – Chairperson: Jose Ramon Garcia Santamaria (NuMobility)
13:30 Keynote Presentation

Gareth Hatch (Strategic Materials Advisors Ltd., UK)

REE market developments 

14:10 Keynote Presentation

Milan Grohol (EC, DG GROW, Belgium) (pending final confirmation)

Rare Earths in the EU criticality assessment 

14:50 Keynote Presentation

Dan Packey (Curtain University, Australia)

Rare Earths Supply Today: Lacking Diversity for Long Term Sustainability 

15:30 Coffee Break  
16:00 Panel Debate:  Are REEs still critical?

Gareth Hatch (Strategic Materials Advisors Ltd., UK), Dan Packey (Curtin University, Australia), Milan Grohol (EC, DG GROW, Belgium), Gwendolyn Bailey (KU Leuven, Belgium)

17:00 Closing session


 Poster sessions
 Intensified Poster presentation Session on Wednesday 6th February
Adolfo Garcia (AAU, Denmark)

Recyclable electrical machine designs with 3D flux and non-traditional materials

Pranshu Upadhayay (Valeo, France)

Electrical Machine Designs based on 3D flux paths with reuse and recycle magnet concepts for automotive applications

Amit  Kumar Jha (INP Grenoble, France)

Design of Halbach permanent magnet external rotor machine with reuse & recycle magnet concepts for automotive applications

Ziwei Li (Valeo, France)

Design of radial flux permanent magnet electrical machine with reusability of REE permanent magnets for automotive applications

Marc Schmid (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

Mitigating supply risks of rare earths for NdFeB magnets: Strategies of affected companies

Lukasz Mierczak (Brockhaus Messtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, UK)

A novel system for characterisation of AC properties of permanent magnets

Sofia Riano (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Recycling of NdFeB magnets: recovery of Neodymium and Dysprosium using ionic liquids

Intensified Poster presentation Session on Thursday 7th February
Dzenita Avdibegovic (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Recovery of rare earths from bauxite residue leachates by functionalised sorbents

Basit Ali (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Single step synthesis of Sm2Co17 alloys by electro-deoxidation of mixed Sm2O3/Co3O4 oxides in molten LiCl-KCl eutectic

Bieke Onghena

Near-zero-waste recycling of low-grade sulphidic mining waste for critical-metal, mineral and construction raw-material production in a circular economy

Zheng Li (KU Leuven)

Efficient separation of transition metals from rare earths by non-aqueous solvent extraction for recovery of valuable metals from waste magnets

Nagaphani Kumar Batchu (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Sustainable process for the separation of dysprosium and neodymium: a solvometallurgical approach

Xiaohua Li (KU Leuven)

Metal recovery from Spent Samarium−Cobalt magnets using a trichloride ionic liquid

Mehmet Ali Recai Onal (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Mechanochemical impact on the recovery of valuable metals from NdFeB magnets by ferric sulfate leaching