ST – Special Topic – Eco Efficiency in Materials and Processes

The worldwide consumption of materials such as biomass, fuel, metals, and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years (Source: OECD/2018: Global Material Resources Outlook to 2050), while the annual waste generation is projected to increase by 70% by 2050 (Source: World Bank/2018: What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050). Innovative material-based and material-focused business models are required that accelerate material circularity, sustainability and dematerialization and meet industrial needs.

Topic Coordinators

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Balle

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Nachhaltige Technische Systeme (INATECH)
Walter und Ingeborg Herrmann Professur für Leistungsultraschall und Technische Funktionswerkstoffe (EFM)
Germany

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Stefan Pogatscher

Montanuniversität Leoben
Metallurgie von nachhaltigen Leichtmetalllegierungen -
Stiftungsprofessur für Werkstofftechnik von Aluminium
Lehrstuhl für Nichteisenmetallurgie
Austria

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