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Trans-Atlantic Workshop on Rare Earth Elements and Other Critical Materials for a Clean Energy Future

December 3, 2010

Session A: Setting the Scene - Critical Materials for a Clean Energy Future
Diana Bauer, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, Highlights of the DOE Critical Materials Strategy
Antje Wittenberg, Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, The EU Raw Materials Initiative and the Report of the Ad-hoc Group (tbc)
Tom Lograsso, Ames Laboratory (Iowa State University), Future Directions in Rare Earth Research: Critical Materials for 21st Century Industry
Derk Bol, Materials Innovation Institute M2i (Netherlands) M2i, Material Scarcity Report and Industrial Perspectives
Bob Jaffe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Insights from the Energy Critical Elements Policy Study by the American Physical Society and Material Research Society
Renzo Tomellini, EC Directorate General for Research and innovation, Preliminary Findings on the Role of Rare Metals as Supply Chain Bottlenecks for Priority Energy Technologies
Kazuhiro Hono, Magnetic Materials Center Managing Director, NIMS, Research Trends on Rare Earth Materials in Japan
Edward Jones, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Outcomes of U.S.-Japan Roundtable
on Rare Earth Elements R&D for Clean Energy Technologies (18-19 November 2010)

Session B: Strategies and Research for Finding Critical Material Substitutes
George Hadjipanayis, Chairman, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of
Delaware, Moving Beyond Neodymium-Iron Permanent Magnets for EV Motors
Bertrand Fillon, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Challenges for
the Future Sustainable Energy Generation, Distribution and Use
John Hsu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Flux Coupling Machines and Switched Reluctance
Motors to Replace Permanent Magnets in Electric Vehicles
Spomenka Kobe, Jozef Stefan Institut, Rare Earth Magnets in Europe
Madhav Manjrekar and Elena Arvanitis, Siemens Corporate Research, Research Priorities for
Critical Material Substitutes from a European Corporate Perspective
Anne de Guibert, SAFT, Critical Materials and Alternatives for Storage Batteries

Session C: Strategies and Research for Using Critical Materials More Effectively
Iver Anderson, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, The Ames Laboratory, Current
and Future Direction in Processing Rare Earth Alloys for Clean Energy Applications
Michael Heine, SGL Group - The Carbon Company, Carbon Fibers in Lightweight Systems for
Wind Energy and Automotive Applications: Availability and Challenges for the Future
Steve Duclos, Chief Scientist, GE Global Research, Research Priorities for More Efficient Use of
Critical Materials from a U.S. Corporate Perspective
Mark Caffarey, UMICORE, "Opportunities and Limits to Recycling of Critical Materials for Clean
Peter Dent, Electron Energy Corporation, Strategies for More Effective Critical Materials Use
Daniel Beat Müller, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Material Flow Analysis

Session D: Opportunities for EU-US Cooperation on Critical Energy Materials
Ideas for Transatlantic Cooperation on Critical Materials
Chairs/Animateurs: Jeff Skeer, DOE Office of Policy and International Affairs and Renzo
Tomellini, EC Directorate General for Research and Innovation
Rapporteurs Report: Tom Lograsso, Ames Laboratory and Nick Morley, Oakdene Hollins