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Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Rare Earth Elements…..in olivine?

Rare Earth Elements…..in olivine?

The Rare Earth Elements, or REEs, are really important. This is a group of elements including neodymium (used to create strong magnets), cerium (used in catalytic converters), lanthanum (used in electric car batteries), lutetium (used in oil refinery), with the uses of REEs increasing continuously. At the moment, the majority of the world’s supply of REEs comes from a single deposit in Inner ...[Read More]

GMPV Campfires co-hosted with ERE Division: Sustainability Talks! Wednesday 16th June @ 11am CEST

GMPV Campfires co-hosted with ERE Division: Sustainability Talks! Wednesday 16th June @ 11am CEST

Together with the Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE) Division we organized a new special edition of Campfires focused on sustainability. The upcoming talks will be held on Wednesday 16th June @ 11am CEST over Zoom and will be divided into three main topics: 1) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS); 2) Sustainable Mining; 3) Urban aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES). Our speakers are: Kieran ...[Read More]

GMPV for Sustainable Development – Geothermal Energy

GMPV for Sustainable Development – Geothermal Energy

GMPV and The Sustainable Development Goals In 2015 all United Nations Member States adopted a set of Global Goals, as a universal call to protect our planet, end poverty and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are called the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 integrated goals aimed at addressing the challenges our society is currently facing considering social, economic, a ...[Read More]

Happy Birthday Mama Etna!

Happy Birthday Mama Etna!

18 May 1971. This date may not mean anything to you at the moment, but it represents a very special day for the evolution of Mount Etna, leaving a deep mark in the recent eruptive activity of the volcano. Exactly 50 years ago, Mount Etna saw the birth of what, only a short time later, was to become the most active crater of the last decades: “The South-East Crater”, the fourth child of ...[Read More]