Critical materials for the energy transition – an engineering perspective

EIRES Lunch Lecture

Friday March 11, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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You are warmly invited to join this EIRES Lunch lecture scheduled as follows:

Friday 11 March 2022

12h00-13h00 CET

Critical materials for the energy transition – an engineering perspective

Dolf Gielen | International Renewable Energy Agency - IRENA

Energy transition will result in an increased demand for critical materials. Product and materials engineering can mitigate this demand growth. This presentation will elaborate on the various types of critical materials for the energy transition, the supply and demand situation and outlook, as well as economics and investment needs. Special attention will be focused on battery materials and permanent magnets.

About the speaker
Dolf Gielen is IRENA director Innovation and Technology. He studied Chemical Engineering at TUE and has a PhD from Delft University of Technology.   

Reading materials
Critical materials & Lithium paper

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Organized by
EIRES | Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems

Led by
Heleen de Coninck | TU/e - Industrial Engineering and Innovation SciencesTechnology, Innovation & Society

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EIRES Lunch lectures are open for anyone interested in the latest developments in energy storage and conversion. Different keynote speakers from academia and industry will present their views, solutions and outlooks on the topic. The lectures leave plenty of room for discussion. We value your input. Looking forward meeting you!

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