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Second Meeting on Rare Metals was held at Ames in Iowa state under Bilateral relationship between US and Japan

September 17, 2014

Second Meeting on Rare Metals was held at Ames city in IA, US on Sep/10 in 2014.

Director Adam Schwartz and deputy director Thomas Lograsso in Ames Lab1), and Director Alexander King in CMI2) attended this meeting with ad hoc Japanese members including Professor Takashi Nakamura (Tohoku university) and members of Electronics, Materials Tech. and Nanotech. Department and Environment Department in NEDO in order to actively exchange the information such as possibility of more concrete collaboration about recycling and theoretical studies of magnet as cooperation areas between the bilateral relationship. It was confirmed that the next meeting is going to be held in Japan next year based on MOU.

1) The Ames Laboratory:
One of national laboratories under US DOE, in Iowa. The laboratory is top class research center on materials science included critical materials in US. The laboratory has created a lot of technological innovations on substitution, effective use, recycling, and ore mining. NEDO concluded the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ames Laboratory last year in 2013.
2) CMI (Critical Material Institute):
One of Energy Innovation Hubs under US DOE for stable supply of critical materials. This institute comprises three national laboratories of DOE, seven universities and seven industrial companies participate, and they will be funded 120 million dollars for five years, performing total researches from mining to recycling.

  • photo.1
    Ames lab, Vice Director, Dr Lograsso
  • photo.2
    NEDO, Director, Dr Nakamura (Opening)