Second Edition, 01/07/2016

ProSUM project

The ProSUM Project aims to provide an inventory of secondary raw materials, particularly critical raw materials, arising in WEEE, end-of-life vehicles, waste batteries and mining wastes. This inventory will support industry, researchers and policy makers in their decision making processes. Through our Information Network we aim to engage with these stakeholders in the project. The project is contributing to the Strategic Implementation Plan, developed by the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, by building an EU raw materials knowledge base.

ProSUM Information Network Event - the registration is open!

Event Description

We cordially invite you to the second ProSUM Information Network event to hear about and share your views on the project’s outputs so far:

  • See the services which are under development to share the inventory held in the new Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform
  • Learn more about the steps taken to harmonise data gathering and the development of a new classification system
  • Share ideas to collaborate going forward
  • Tell us what data and intelligence is important to you
  • Help shape the future development of the Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform


Tuesday, 18 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 


Radisson BLU Hotel, Wolvengracht 47 rue du Fossé aux Loups, 1000 Brussels

Book your bedroom here with a special rate.

ProSUM Partners Discuss Circular Materials

Members of the ProSUM Consortium participated in the Circular Materials Conference held in Gothenburg in May.  They gave presentations about how the project and their own work can contribute to the knowledge base on materials.  The overarching message was we need better intelligence on secondary raw materials if we want to understand the opportunity to really close the loop.  Sarah Downes, on behalf of the WEEE Forum, gave an update on the work we doing in the project to produce standardised data.  Maria Ljunggren Söderman, from Chalmers University, spoke about realising resource efficient recycling of vehicles.  Rolf Widmer, from Empa, talked about recovering scarce technology metals from end-of life equipment in Switzerland.  See here copies of the presentations


Watch out for us at Electronics Goes Green

Our partners are contributing to an in-depth session Understanding Stocks and Flows of Critical Metals. Hear from:

Jaco Huisman, UNU, on our work to collate and present standardised data on WEEE

Perrine Chancerel, Fraunhofer IZM, on the challenges on collating data on flows and stocks CRMs in batteries

Colleagues at Empa present their work on determining critical raw materials in embedded electronics in vehicles.

Upcoming events:

E-waste Academy, 13-20 August 2016, Limerick

Electronics Goes Green, 6-9 September 2016, Berlin

International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR, 16 September 2016, Antwerp

ProSUM Information Network, 18 October 2016, Brussels

14th International Aluminium Recycling Congress, 7 - 8 February 2017, Manchester