WEIQIAO Germany GmbH as part of the advis­ory board meet­ing of AMAP

Düs­sel­dorf, 11.03.2022

Dur­ing the last weeks WEIQIAO Germany GmbH par­ti­cip­ated as a full mem­ber at the advis­ory board meet­ing of AMAP Research Cluster GmbH at the RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. Dur­ing the advis­ory board meet­ing top­ics included the future roadmap of AMAP, research dir­ec­tions and the start-up of col­lab­or­at­ive innov­a­tion projects.

Anoth­er high­light was the 63rd AMAP Col­loqui­um, where Prof. Dr. Kath­rin Gre­iff, Chair of Anthro­po­gen­ic Mater­i­al Cycles (ANTS) of RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity, presen­ted the poten­tials and chal­lenges of a Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy for Metals. The Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy (CE) approach brings new dynam­ics to the dis­cus­sion about the well-known concept of resource effi­ciency and is con­sidered crit­ic­al to achiev­ing cli­mate neut­ral­ity. The highly inter­est­ing present­a­tion intro­duced the chal­lenges of resource util­iz­a­tion in gen­er­al as well as the pos­sible strategies of the Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy and dis­cussed their applic­ab­il­ity to the field of metals.

AMAP GmbH is the Alu­mini­um Cluster at RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. Cur­rently, 14 indus­tri­al com­pan­ies and 7 insti­tutes of RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity are rep­res­en­ted in the AMAP Cluster. The con­sor­ti­um of indus­tri­al com­pan­ies and sci­entif­ic insti­tutes cov­ers the entire value chain of alu­mini­um mater­i­als. The mem­bers of the AMAP alu­min­um cluster agree on a pre-com­pet­it­ive object­ive as an essen­tial pre­requis­ite for sus­tain­able and suc­cess­ful pro­ject work. The pro­ject mem­bers from industry and uni­ver­sity col­lab­or­ate effect­ively, inter­dis­cip­lin­ary and across dis­cip­lines at one phys­ic­al loc­a­tion in Aachen.

About WEIQIAO Germany GmbH:

WEIQIAO Germany GmbH is a European sub­si­di­ary and European headquar­ters of the Chinese Shan­dong Weiqiao Pion­eer­ing Group. The group includes three lis­ted com­pan­ies, two of which are lis­ted in Hong Kong, 12 domest­ic and over­seas pro­duc­tion sites and over 100,000 employ­ees world­wide. The group cov­ers the com­plete value chain of the tex­tile and alu­min­um industry.