H2020 Remaghic project, coordinated by CIDAUT is one of the co-organizers of the event led by the EU MSCA-ETN DEMETER initiative (European Training Network for the Design and Recycling of Rare-Earth Permanent Magnet Motors and Generators in Hybrid and Full Electric Vehicles), together with KU Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School and the RARE³ KU Leuven cluster. The aim of this Summer School is to bring 50-60 PhD students and postdocs together to learn and discuss about the “Design and Recycling of Rare-Earth Permanent Magnet Motors and Generators in Hybrid and Full Electric Vehicles“. The lecturers are world class experts.
Taking part from the 24th to the 26th of August, the topics that have been covered in this summer school include: rare earths applications, REEs in magnesium alloys, rare earths recycling and the balance problem, recovery of REEs from electronic waste to name but those most related to Remaghic.
CIDAUT’s lecture started from the Remaghic idea of recycling magnesium and alloying it to recycled rare earths to obtain a cost competitive Mg-REE alloy from secondary sources with the performance of a primary alloy. Magnesium is a challenging material in terms of manufacturing. In this regard, CIDAUT has taken part in the ALIVE project developing new manufacturing technologies based on magnesium casting that can produce high quality complex parts that comply with strict structural requirements. The Remaghic project will finalize with the construction of an industrial magnesium recycling facility which will be installed at Grupo Antolín Magnesio premises, one of the lead magnesium founders worldwide, and will demonstrate the feasibility of obtaining high performance competitive magnesium alloys from secondary raw materials, thus enforcing the circular economy within Europe and lessening our dependence from exterior sources.