SusCritMat will host its first Winter School in Les Diablerets, Switzerland

The risk management of critical materials supply chain for industries in renewable energy sectors is an important factor for success. Thus, knowledge about the topics related to critical raw materials, their environmental and social impact, principles of eco design and materials selection methodology are all important for future engineers to be prepared dealing with the real-world industrial challenges to deliver safer, greener and cleaner products.

On November 7, we’ll be hosting a web seminar where invited speakers from TU Delft and EMPA will introduce the project, which aims to promote and develop teaching resources on this topic. The collaboration in question is the European SusCritMat Project, which Granta Design is a part of. I will introduce some outcomes of the survey “Sustainable Management of Critical Materials”, a part of the project milestones, which has received more than 250 responses.

In January 2018, SusCritMat will host its first Winter School in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. Attendees will learn, among others, about a problem-based methodology for assessing proposed sustainable technological developments and receive an introduction to Granta’s CES EduPack and its Sustainability databases together with a trial license.

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