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Second trilateral EU-Japan-USA conference on critical materials

Second trilateral EU-Japan-USA conference on critical materialsIn the context of its work on E-Waste management, IETC participated in the second trilateral EU-Japan-USA conference on critical materials held in Tokyo on 28 March 2012, jointly organized by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the European Commission and the US Department of Energy, and supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan.

Critical materials, including rare earth elements, are essential for producing several key components in high technology devices that support our daily life. This conference brought together three economies that are the world leaders in science and technology to explore possibilities for technological solutions to current challenges in the critical materials market.