Brussels, Belgium – April 10th, 2016
By the 1st of May a new and innovative project (Critical Raw Materials Under Extreme Conditions, CRM-EXTREME), supported by the COST Association and Horizon 2020, starts.
The project, supervised by Maria Letizia Ruello (Italy), includes an multidisciplinary team of enterprise, scientists and technologists, which is composed by a network of 25 Countries (24 European + Israel), in particular Bulgaria is represented by Dr. Zara Petkova Cherkezova-Zheleva, Associated Professor at the Institute of Catalysis - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The project aims to find an innovative way to overcome the difficulties in the access to Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) that are expected to depress industrial sectors vital to Europe.
CRM-EXTREME focuses in particular on the replacement of CRMs in high value alloys and metal-matrix composites used under extreme conditions of temperature, loading, friction, wear and, corrosion, in Energy, Transportation and Machinery manufacturing industries.
The project lasts 4 years and with the goal to set up a network of expertise to define the state of knowledge and gaps in multi-scale modelling, synthesis, characterization, engineering design and recycling, that could find viable alternatives to CRMs and promote the industrial exploitation of substituted materials.
Contact: Giovanna Cecchi
Telephone: +39 071 220 4726