KopfSalat talk: The 2 billion tons question - how can metals become more sustainable?

Generally understandable talk by Professor Dierk Raabe on February 23, 2023, 6:00 p.m., at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung. Free entrance. Only in German

February 08, 2023

Vehicles, buildings, infrastructure - all unthinkable without metals, of which we consume around 2 billion tons annually. At the same time, metal production causes about 40% of all industrial greenhouse gas emissions, consumes 10% of the world's available energy and requires 3.2 billion tons of ores. In addition, huge amounts of often toxic waste products are generated during production and processing, exceeding the total volume of metal produced by a factor of 15-20.
These figures are expected to double by 2050 as our metal consumption continues to rise. Therefore, scientists around the world are doing research to make metal production and processing more sustainable. Possible ways forward will be discussed during the talk.

Professor Dierk Raabe is managing director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung and an expert in the fields of materials research and metallurgy.

The lecture will take place as part of the KopfSalat event series. KopfSalat offers twice a year generally understandable lectures on different scientific topics given by speakers from different research institutions.

Admission only with registration until February 21 at kopfsalat@mpie.de or 0211 6792 319.




Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH


40237 Düsseldorf

Event time:

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Free entrance

Further information: https://www.mpie.de/kopfsalat

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