SCRREEN2 – Solutions for Critical Raw mateRials – a European Expert Network 2
Started November 1, 2020 SCRREEN2 wants to secure the sustainable access to primary and secondary raw materials and particularly Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) in the EU, providing expert advice to better understand the value chains of the raw materials screened in the CRMs assessment. Making this information freely available, through the SCRREEN knowledge database and the EC Raw Materials Information System, will support decision-making at the EU level on the CRM strategies.
In the continuation of SCRREEN, SCRREEN2 will develop and strengthen the SCRREEN expert network in order to cover all raw materials screened in the CRM 2020 assessment. The work was initiated in 2019 to support the EC (validation workshop and creation of an expert database). The SCRREEN network gathers today expertise on primary and secondary resources; production, including exploration, mining, processing, recycling and refining; substitution of CRM; raw materials markets; future demand and supply; materials flows; socio-economic analysis. It covers also strategic value chains and end-use sectors, including batteries, e-mobility, renewable energy, electronics, defence and aerospace.
Thanks to clustering and cooperation with other projects/initiatives, SCRREEN2 will develop this network to fill the existing gaps and to mobilize it on two axes through dedicated workshops. First, in order to improve data and knowledge on all screened raw materials, SCRREEN2 will update on a regular basis the raw materials factsheets. It will also publish sector-oriented outlook reports analysing the future supply and demand of raw materials, policy and technology gaps and innovation potential along the raw materials value chains.
- – Communication and Dissemination
ENCO is the leader of the Dissemination & Communication activities, assuring a widespread diffusion of SCRREEN2 among stakeholders and improving awareness of society across the EU about the importance of CRMs.