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3rd GEOTECHNOLOGIEN Keynote lecture

The Research and Development programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN invites to its 3rd Keynote Lecture at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna. Dr. Volker Steinbach, Head of The German Mineral Resources Agency, will talk about "Developments and Trends in the Availability of Non-Ferrous Mineral Raw Materials; with a Special Focus on High-Tech Metals".

The worldwide demand for raw materials is continuously increasing. Apart from fossil fuels, a number of non-ferrous minerals are becoming more and more important for different industrial sectors, particularly for the high-tech industry. Caused by the shortage of specific minerals and their increasing prices the mining industry has been reactivated in various countries. Furthermore, agreements on raw material supply are of major interest, especially for developed countries.

Dr. Volker Steinbach, Head of The German Mineral Resources Agency, will talk about "Developments and Trends in the Availability of Non-Ferrous Mineral Raw Materials; with a Special Focus on High-Tech Metals" during the EGU conference in Vienna.

The talk takes place on April 24, 7 pm, room 13, Austria Center Vienna.

The key note lecture is an initiative of the research and development programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN, a geoscientific programme funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

To learn more about the R&D programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN please visit us at our booth "Research in Germany" in the entrance hall (Booth No 25).

idw :: 30.03.2012