Events – DEMETER Concluding Symposium on Rare-Earth Permanent-Magnet Motors and the E-Mobility Revolution – 5-7 February 2019, Leuven, Belgium

Imagine the current growth rate of (Hybrid) Electric Vehicles is maintained worldwide. There are already 4 million electric vehicles on the road and the IEA expects this number to increase to 70 million in 2025.

But which technologies will make up the future EVs? Which e-motor will dominate? And what about the critical raw materials that are needed for this electrification? These are just some of the questions that will be tackled in the DEMETER Concluding Symposium.

The Symposium features a high-quality, “beyond-science-only” programme on rare-earth permanent-magnet motors and the e-mobility revolution. The 3-day Symposium provides the floor to invited international experts from industry, academia and the European Commission, as well as the early-stage researchers from the EU MSCA-ETN DEMETER project who will present their final results (watch the DEMETER video

The Symposium includes two exciting panel discussions, which will stimulate a wider societal debate about the transition to a low-carbon mobility system, the requirement of critical metals (incl. rare earths), the Social License to Operate to mine and/or recycle critical metals, as well as the geopolitical aspects of rare earth sourcing.

The Symposium is a co-organisation of DEMETER, SIM² KU Leuven and GloREIA.

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