Global Stakeholders Launch the Rare Earth Industry Association
Brussels, June 26, 2019 – the Rare Earth Industry Association (“REIA”) is pleased to announce its formation, as a new global association for rare-earth industry stakeholders. The association was launched with the support of EIT RawMaterials, a European R&D funding agency.
The establishment of REIA comes at a crucial time of trade frictions, which threatens to impact the global rare-earths value chain. Other factors such as the unprecedented growth of new markets for new-energy technologies increasingly put the rare-earths industry in the spotlight.
“The formation of REIA is most timely,” said Dr. Nabeel Mancheri, an economist with more than 10 years of experience in the rare-earths sector, and newly appointed Secretary General of the association. “We are delighted that the 12 founding members of REIA, representing the full spectrum of industry stakeholders, have come together in this fashion.”
The 12 founding members of REIA are Grundfos (Denmark), Fujian Changting Golden Dragon Rare-Earth Co.,Ltd. (China), Brugger Magnet Systems (Germany), B&C Speakers (Italy), JL Mag Europe (Netherlands), Material Trading Company (Japan), Japan Society of Newer Metals, Talaxis (Singapore); Mkango Resources (UK); RockLink (Germany), Institute of Urban Environment (China) and Carester (France).
During REIA’s first General Assembly of its members, held in Brussels earlier this week, representatives of each of the founder members were appointed to the association’s Board of Directors. Dr. Badrinath Veluri of Grundfos was elected by the General Assembly as inaugural President of REIA; Myriam El Kara of Talaxis and Shimizu Kotaro of the Japan Society of Newer Metals were elected as Vice-Presidents. Rob Koppelmans of JL Mag Europe was elected as Treasurer. Each officer will hold their positions for the next three years.
Joining Dr. Mancheri on the management team for REIA are Gwendolyn Bailey, a rare-earths scientist as sustainability advisor, and Elbert Loois, a critical raw-materials expert and chairman of the initial project advisory board, as management advisor. An Advisory Board was also created to support the association.
“The priorities of REIA are to ensure market transparency and sustainability for the rare-earths sector,” commented Dr. Veluri, “through the development of a well-matched and balanced global stakeholder network. Our members will work collaboratively on a conjoined and coherent approach towards raw-materials policies and issues. We look forward to welcoming additional members to the association.”
PROMETIA member TRISKEM wins Oscar for its international development
February 2017 This year 2017 has started on a good note for TrisKem International. The company has been awarded an ‘Oscar’ for its international development during the ‘Oscars of Ille-et-Vilaine’ ceremony on the 9th of February.
TrisKem’s multicultural team speaks 7 languages fluently. Its scientific team has an excellent reputation in the international community (participation in the working groups of the French nuclear equipment standardisation agency BNEN and ISO, external IAEA expert and lecturer).
TrisKem International, having its roots in Brittany, as its name reveals (‘Tris’ from ‘Triskell’, a celtic symbol) sells its resins to 65 countries with 74% of its turnover coming from export.
This Oscar reinforces TrisKem’s determination to continue developing its business world wide in order to support R&D projects in new fields of activity, such as Recovery of Critical metals, Radiopharmacy, Decontamination etc.
Michaela Langer, CEO and Celine Vignaud, Associate Director have dedicated this trophy to their committed team thanking them for their contribution to that success.
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PROMETIA will be presented at the following events in June 2015:
- Challenges and Innovation in Recycling Processes, 2-3 June 2015, ENSP-ChimieParisTech, Paris, France – more information here >
- Three PROMETIA members will participate as guests, Michel Bonnemaison (E-Mines), Santiago Cuesta (ICCRAM organiser) and Stephane Bourg (CEA), to the “International Days in Critical Raw Materials: Extraction, recycling & innovative industrial technologies” on 25-26 June 2015, Burgos, Spain – http://www3.ubu.es/cnnm/