Welcome to the Horizon Europe project GREENE

June 21, 2024
Welcome to the Horizon Europe project BEETHOVEN
June 21, 2024
Welcome to the Horizon Europe project BEETHOVEN
The Beethoven Project (Substitution of Rare-Earths for advanced novel Magnets in Energy and Transport Applications) just started! Beethoven project is on a mission to develop innovative and sustainable advanced magnetic materials that substitute REE in the energy and transportation sectors. This project will work on developing and upscaling 3 types of magnetic phases: high-entropy alloys,...
Welcome to the Horizon Europe project GREENE
June 21, 2024
Welcome to the Horizon Europe project GREENE
Just at the beginning of June, a consortium of 15 European partners led by the Slovenian Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) kicked off GREENE, short for SINGLE-GRAIN RE-ENGINEERED Nd-Fe-B PERMANENT MAGNETS, an EU project with a funding of €8 million. Over a four-year period, partners will develop high-energy Nd-Fe-B based magnets, innovatively re-engineering them at the...
Welcome to the Horizon-Europe MagNeO project
June 21, 2024
Welcome to the Horizon-Europe MagNeO project
We give the welcome to the MagNeO project and their partners to the Community projects working in the challenge to develop a more green society through the development of sustainable permanent magnets. The MagneO project has the main goal to replace rare earth elements (REE) in the production of permanent magnets (PM) with REE-free AlNiCo...
Final INSPIRES meeting
June 18, 2024
Final INSPIRES meeting
INSPIRES project is arriving to the end. All partners met in Portorož (Slovenia) the 6th and 7th of June to present the most relevant results in terms of developments and research. The meeting was successfully organized by JSI partner. Key results on dismantling and recovering magnets, recycling processes and final products and their sustainable performance...
New publication of INSPIRES teams on recycling of magnetic scraps
May 21, 2024
New publication of INSPIRES teams on recycling of magnetic scraps
“Processability and Separability of Commercial Anti-Corrosion Coatings Produced by In Situ Hydrogen-Processing  of Magnetic Scrap (HPMS) Recycling of NdFeB” is the title of the article ì by Laura Grau  Peter Fleissner, Spomenka Kobe and Carlo Burkhardt  from JSI and Pforzheim University. This is published in Materials 17 (2024) 2487. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma17112487. In this work the recyclability...
Next M39 INSPIRES Meeting
May 17, 2024
Next M39 INSPIRES Meeting
The next INSPIRES project Meeting will take place June 6th and 7th  in Koper (Slovenia) organized by JSI. During these 2 days the most recent results of the project will be presented and discussed. The final activities of the project will be planned.  
Final workshop of the MetroCycleEU project
May 17, 2024
Final workshop of the MetroCycleEU project
The MetroCycleEU metrology consortium is organising a final workshop of the project dedicated to improving the quantification of Technology Critical Elements in electronic wastes and batteries. The workshop will take place online on the 23rd of May 2023 from 14:00 to 17:00 (CEST). Information and registration on MetroCycleEU LinkedIn page or on metrocycle.eu.
New EU project on RE Magnet: SUPREEMO
March 4, 2024
New EU project on RE Magnet: SUPREEMO
SUstainable EuroPean Rare Earth Elements production value chain from priMary Ores (SUPREEMO) HE project aims to establish the first pre-commercial Rare Earth Elements (REEs) production value chain (TRL7) using European (EU) primary resources as feedstock, developing sustainable, cost-competitive processing, refining and Rare Earth (RE) Permanent Magnet (PM) production technologies in a responsible way complying with...
REIA – REEsilience Conference on Innovations in Rare Earths and Magnet Applications, March 28, 2024
March 4, 2024
REIA – REEsilience Conference on Innovations in Rare Earths and Magnet Applications, March 28, 2024
The Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA) is organizing on 28th March in Brussels a one-day conference in partnership with REEsilience project, REEproduce, FutuRaM and INSPIRES projects. Key stakeholders from the rare-earth industry, R&D institutes and policy makers will join to discuss about the latest advances and innovations in the sector. Key topics of discussions will...
Article on Life Cycle Assessment of Rare Earth Free Permanent Magnet Alternatives
February 23, 2024
Article on Life Cycle Assessment of Rare Earth Free Permanent Magnet Alternatives
An international team of the EU project Passenger has just published a LCA study on ferrite and MnAlC permanent magnets. The work of Amato et al. is titled “Life Cycle Assessment of Rare Earth Elements-Free Permanent Magnet Alternatives: Sintered Ferrite and Mn−Al−C” was published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2023, 11, 13374−13386. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c02984 The possible...
Review on RE-PM and electrification by JSI and Kolektor teams
February 23, 2024
Review on RE-PM and electrification by JSI and Kolektor teams
How Will Rare Earths Affect Electrification? is the main question that the novel review of our colleagues of JSI and Kolektor try to answer in their novel review : The Future of Permanent-Magnet-Based Electric Motors: How Will Rare Earths Affect Electrification? by B. Podmiljsak et al published in Material s 17 (2024) 848;  https://doi.org/10.3390/ma17040848 The...
INSPIRES will participate in VIII Italian Conference on Magnetism
January 24, 2024
INSPIRES will participate in VIII Italian Conference on Magnetism
CNR partner will present different contributions related to recycling permanent magnets in the VIII Italian Conference on Magnetism that will take place in Milano (Italy) February, 7th to 9th 2024. The Conference will hace two sessions related to hard magnetic materials and sustainable magnets. More information in the web site.
M34 INSPIRES Meeting in Parma
January 24, 2024
M34 INSPIRES Meeting in Parma
The M34 INSPIRES Meeting took place on January 11th and 12th 2024 in the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism of the CNR at Parma, Italy. During the Meeting most significant results of all the work-packages were presented and future activities were discussed. Next project meeting will be organized by JSI at Ljubliana (Slovenia).
INSPIRES in Coiltech 2023 Fair
September 19, 2023
INSPIRES in Coiltech 2023 Fair
INSPIRES partners will be present in the Coiltech Fair  – International Coil Winding Exhibition and Conference at Pordenone (Italy) from 20th to 21th September 2023. The key areas of this Fair are materials, machines, techniques for the development, manufacture and maintenance of electric motors and transformers for generators; power distribution, industrial transformers; drive solutions for...
INSPIRES participates in the 27TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RARE EARTH AND FUTURE PERMANENT MAGNETS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
September 1, 2023
INSPIRES participates in the 27TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RARE EARTH AND FUTURE PERMANENT MAGNETS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
INSPIRES teams will contribute to the REPM 2023 Conference that took place in Birmingham (United Kingdom) from 3rd to 7th September 2023. The workshop brings together world-wide scientists and engineers working on rare-earth permanent magnets and their applications, to facilitate exchange of recent results and ideas on topics such as raw materials, resources, processing and...

Just at the beginning of June, a consortium of 15 European partners led by the Slovenian Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) kicked off GREENE, short for SINGLE-GRAIN RE-ENGINEERED Nd-Fe-B PERMANENT MAGNETS, an EU project with a funding of €8 million. Over a four-year period, partners will develop high-energy Nd-Fe-B based magnets, innovatively re-engineering them at the single grain level to minimize the overall Rare Earth (RE) content, thus reducing environmental impact and supply dependencies for these critical raw materials. The project was financed in the framework of the EU Topic Advanced materials for magnets in applications for the New Energies Market, HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-37.

GREENE partners aim to push the boundaries of material science by developing Single-Grain Re-Engineered Nd- Fe-B permanent magnets with a new grain-boundary interface, thus allowing for a reduction of REE content. The new GREENE magnets will be more resource-efficient, offering a roughly 20% increase in coercivity, 10% in remanence, and 20% in overall maximum energy product. As a first step, novel grain boundaries and interfaces will be created using micromagnetic simulations and computational thermodynamics. Following an initial testing phase, the technology will then be applied to isolated grains from recycled and fresh streams to develop a new form of Nd-Fe-B magnet. By the end of the project, the magnet manufacturing system will be set up in an actual operational setting.

To achieve this ambitious undertaking, 15 European partners with outstanding expertise in their respective fields have joined forces, including leading material scientists, magnet manufacturers and recyclers, lifecycle analysis experts as well as end user representatives. Several of them have already cooperated in predecessor projects like SUSMAGPRO, INSPIRES and REEsilience. Project is coordinated by Prof. Kristina Žužek from JSI (e-mail: Tina.Zuzek@ijs.si).