Planetary Boundaries – A guideline for engineers about earth limitations

18/01/2022

INTRODUCTION OF NOVEL ENTITIES TBA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planetary-boundaries-an-online-lecture-series-tickets-166793013393

September 2021 – Current publications in the BHM journal

We are proud to have published numerous papers in th current Berg- und Hüttenmännische Monatshefte. They are mostly published in both german and english, all current papers can be found here as mostly open access.

The BHM is the only Austrian journal for the entire mining and metallurgy sector. It is divided thematically. The issues with even numbers mainly report on the extraction of solid mineral raw materials in the form of original articles, whereby the authors come from both the practice-oriented industrial sector and the university research sector. The odd-numbered issues are dedicated to the metallurgical sector. It covers both the extraction of metals, including recycling, as well as further processing and metallurgy, and the refractory industry. Environmental issues and sustainability occupy a large space. The sections “Montan-Rundschau” and “Aus der Industrie” provide brief, concise information on current economic events in the industry and introduce new products and processes.

European Forum Alpbach – Technology Symposium 2021

Montanuniversität Leoben as part of the TU Austria-Universities was responsable for on of the breakoutsession for European Forum Alpach. The topaic was “Plastics? Sustainable!”

Plastics are essential in our daily life, yet their image is very negative. In fact, the majority of plastics are used in valuable products e.g. in medicine, mobility, infrastructure or energy transmission and thus contribute to many SDGs. This BOS deals with various aspects of plastic, including their environmental relevance and usage behaviour. How plastics fit into the Circular Economy Approach will be discussed and ideas on the sustainability increase of plastic products will be presented.

ENG | BS 7: Plastics? Sustainable! from AITtomorrow2day on Vimeo.

Find out more about the ALPBACH TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2021 at https://www.ait.ac.at/en/news-events/alpbach-technology-symposium-2021

Anna Meyer, BA BA MA

Anna Meyer is a Research and Project Manager at the RIC Leoben. Her field of activity includes project initiations, applications and developments within the framework of the EIT RM as well as in other funding programmes with topics relevant to raw materials. She is the communicative interface between RIC Leoben, the chairs of the MUL and the EIT RM and is actively involved in networking and bringing relevant partners together. Another of Anna’s fields of activity is the Sustainable Development Goals. Anna Meyer represents the Montanuniversität Leoben and the RIC Leoben in the Alliance of Sustainable Universities in Austria. Her task there is to make Austrian universities more sustainable together with other alliance universities. She transfers the exchange of experience and the results of this activity to Montanuniversität Leoben. In addition, she is in charge of the organisation of the ESEE Dialogue Conference (esee-dc.eu) as well as the cooperation with the EIT RM partners in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

Anna Meyer is currently working on her PhD with the working title: “Writing for future generations – A corpus and critical discourse analysis of sustainability and its communication in the raw material sector”.

At a glance

RE-SOURCING

Global Stakeholder Platform for Responsible Sourcing

The proposed project will set up an international platform on responsible sourcing (RS) that: 1. facilitates the development of a globally accepted definition of RS, 2. develops ideas for incentives facilitating responsible business conduct in the EU, supporting RS initiatives, 3. enables exchange of stakeholders for information exchange and promotion, 4. fosters the emergence of RS in international political fora, and 5. supports the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials.
To achieve the above mentioned objectives, the platform will connect experts and stakeholders by means of a physical element (“Platform Spaces”) and digital element (“Digital Ground”):
The Platform Spaces will allow practitioners (i) to gain a hands-on and peer-to-peer learning experience in workshops and site visits to exchange and learn from enabling factors, instruments and tools facilitating RS initiatives and business conduct for practitioners, and (ii) to engage with stakeholders at international conferences to further the concept of RS on the global political agenda.

11/2019 – 10/2023
H2020 – Coordination and support action

Montanuniversität Leoben (Partner), Oeko-institut E.v. – Institut fuer Angewandte Oekologie, World Resources Forum Association, Tallinna Tehnikaulikool, MH Intelligence (Uk) Ltd, Stichting Onderzoek Multinationaleondernemingen, Rcs Global Upstream Ltd, WWF Deutschland, EIT Raw Materials Gmbh, Lulea Tekniska Universitet, Ahk Business Center Sa;

RIC Leoben – Michael Tost
Total: € 2.999.928
Montanuniversität Leoben: € 273.500