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Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU regulatory framework on batteries

Final report

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Gsell, M. | Oliva, J. | Sutter, J. | Löw, C. | Montevecchi, F. | Stahl, H. | Dolega, P. | Baron, Y. | Neumann, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

The general aim of this final report for the project “Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU Regulatory Framework on Batteries” is to support the European Commission in the preparation of their Impact Assessment…

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Environmental and socio-economic challenges in battery supply chains: graphite and lithium

Short study prepared within the framework of the BMBF joint project Fab4Lib

authors: Dolega, P. | Buchert, M. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2020

The European Commission set a clear goal with the Green Deal to establish a transition towards a greener economy with the transport sector being one of the main pillars. A key ingredient are lithiumion batteries required for the uptake…

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Environmental Criticality of Raw Materials

An assessment of environmental hazard potentials of raw materials from mining and recommendations for an ecological raw materials policy

authors: Dehoust, G. | Manhart, A. | Dolega, P. | Vogt, R. | Kemper, L. | Auberger, A. | Becker, F. | Scholl, C. | Rechlin, A. | Priester, M.
Year of publication: 06 / 2020

Within the project OekoRess II, more than 50 mineral raw materials were evaluated with regard to the environmental hazard potential of mining using and further refining the methodology developed in the predecessor project OekoRess I.

The…

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The environmental criticality of primary raw materials – A new methodology to assess global environmental hazard potentials of minerals and metals from mining

authors: Manhart, A. | Vogt, R. | Priester, M. | Dehoust, G. | Auberger, A. | Blepp, M. | Dolega, P. | Kämper, C. | Giegrich, J. | Schmidt, G. | Kosmol, J.
Year of publication: 08 / 2018

Environmental aspects are more and more relevant for raw material policy-making and responsible sourcing strategies. This trend is partly based on growing public awareness of problems and impacts associated with extraction and…

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Social, economic and environmental challengesin primary lithium and cobalt sourcing for the rapidly increasing electric mobility sector

STRADE Policy Brief 06/2018

Year of publication: 06 / 2018

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports,the project will…

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Ensuring a Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles

A Synthesis Paper on Raw Material Needs for Batteries and Fuel Cells

Year of publication: 03 / 2018

The mobility transition is urgently needed to slash energy consumption in the transport sector without restricting mobility as a whole. To make the transport sector largely climate neutral by the middle of the century, it is imperative…

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EU raw material import flows – acknowledging non-EU environmental and social footprints

STRADE Policy Brief 02/2017

Year of publication: 02 / 2017

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports,the project will…

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Voluntary initiatives in the mining sector and their principles and criteria on socio-economic sustainability

STRADE Policy Brief 09/2016

Year of publication: 12 / 2016

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project will…

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Voluntary initiatives in the mining sector and their principles and criteria on environmental sustainability

STRADE Policy Brief 07/2016

Year of publication: 11 / 2016

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project will…

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Outlining Environmental Challenges in the Non-Fuel Mining Sector

STRADE Policy Brief 04/2016

Year of publication: 09 / 2016

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project will…

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