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REE Value Chain

Rare Earth Supply Chain and Industrial Ecosystem: A Material Flow Assessment of European Union

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Project "REE Value Chain" data sheet

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Organization address
address: RAPENBURG 70
city: LEIDEN
postcode: 2311 EZ

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 177˙598 €
 EC max contribution 177˙598 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2017-09-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN NL (LEIDEN) coordinator 177˙598.00


 Project objective

Europe is the leading importer and consumer of rare earth minerals both in mineral and applied forms. Europe is almost dependent on others for imports of these mineral resources, despite the fact that engineering and manufacturing are backbone of many European economies. The criticality of these minerals were highlighted in European Commission’s Report of the Ad hoc Working Group on defining critical raw materials published in 2010 as well as 2014. E.U’s primary end use application of REEs includes polishing, metal alloys, magnets, and catalysts. Highest demand growth is foreseen in high tech-electric/hybrid vehicle motors, magnets, phosphors and ceramics end-markets. Though these raw materials are fundamental to Europe’s economy, growth and jobs, the importance of these minerals to European economy has never been studied thoroughly. However, responses have been initiated in different nations, economic areas and companies, with the European Commission launching the “Raw Materials Initiative (RMI)”. European Commission has identified criticality of raw materials to boost the innovation capacity of the EU along with addressing entire raw materials value chain in the Raw materials part of the Societal Challenge 5 of Horizon 2020. Therefore an empirical study on rare metals including rare earth elements and its importance to European economy in terms total demand, the issue of stable supply, recycling capacity of European companies, value addition and value chain management become important aspects to study and applying an input-output matrix and network diagram, the study will trace the entire value chain of the identified minerals from mining to intermediate products to final products and calculate the value addition in each stage


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2015 Nabeel A. Mancheri
World trade in rare earths, Chinese export restrictions, and implications
published pages: 262-271, ISSN: 0301-4207, DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2015.10.009
Resources Policy 46 2019-06-13
2016 Nabeel A mancheri and Tommo Marukawa
Rare Earth Elements China and Japan in Industry, Trade and Value Chain
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
176 17 2019-06-13
2018 Nabeel A. Mancheri, Benjamin Sprecher, Sebastiaan Deetman, Steven B. Young, Raimund Bleischwitz, Liang Dong, René Kleijn, Arnold Tukker
Resilience in the tantalum supply chain
published pages: 56-69, ISSN: 0921-3449, DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.10.018
Resources, Conservation and Recycling 129 2019-06-13
2017 Liang Dong, Ming Dai, Hanwei Liang, Ning Zhang, Nabeel Mancheri, Jingzheng Ren, Yi Dou, Mingming Hu
Material flows and resource productivity in China, South Korea and Japan from 1970 to 2008: A transitional perspective
published pages: 1164-1177, ISSN: 0959-6526, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.189
Journal of Cleaner Production 141 2019-06-13
2017 Gwendolyn Bailey, Nabeel Mancheri, Karel Van Acker
Sustainability of Permanent Rare Earth Magnet Motors in (H)EV Industry
published pages: 611-626, ISSN: 2199-3823, DOI: 10.1007/s40831-017-0118-4
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy 3/3 2019-06-13

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