BRGM will participate in the symposium on “Chemistry and Strategic Materials” that will be held on Wednesday, 9 November 2022 in Paris and is being organised by the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie.
Colloque Chimie et Matériaux Stratégiques 2022. Colloque Chimie et Matériaux Stratégiques 2022.

2022 Chemistry and Strategic Materials symposium.

© Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie

Strategic metals and materials are usually relatively scarce or difficult to access and are unevenly distributed across the planet. However, they are necessary worldwide for strategic industrial and environmental applications, in particular involving the decarbonisation of energy.

Current geopolitical conflicts are merely amplifying the importance of this topic, as these materials are essential for the life of a State. Therefore, any shortage thereof, due to difficulties in their supply or operation, has major negative impacts at the industrial and economic levels.

This symposium will provide objective scientific insight into the various facets of this cross-disciplinary topic at the heart of current concerns, in which chemistry plays and will continue to play an important role. The speakers will include leading experts in the fields of research, industry, politics and the economy.

Christophe Poinssot, Deputy Managing Director of BRGM, and Patrick d’Hugues, director of the scientific programme on “Mineral resources and the circular economy”, will participate as speakers.

Practical information

  • Free symposium
  • Registration required before 3 November 2022 (limited number of places)