Projects

ADIR
Full Title: Next generation urban mining - Automated disassembly, separation and recovery of valuable materials from electronic equipment
Aim:

The goal of ADIR is to demonstrate the feasibility of a key technology for next generation urban mining. An automated disassembly of electronic equipment will be worked out to separate and recover...

Concept:
A demonstrator will be developed and evaluated in field tests at a recycling company. The obtained sorting fractions will be studied with respect to their further processing and recovery potential...
Start date:
1 September, 2015
ADREM
Full Title: Adaptable Reactors for Resource- and Energy-Efficient Methane Valorisation
Aim:

In ADREM, leading industries and university groups in process intensification, catalytic reactor engineering and process control team up to address the domain of resource- and energy-efficient...

Concept:
In order to converge to the optimal design, the project will utilize the unique integral, four-domain process intensification (PI) methodology, pioneered by the consortium. This is the only approach...
Start date:
1 October, 2015
BAMB
Full Title: Buildings as Material Banks: Integrating Materials Passports with Reversible Building Design to Optimise Circular Industrial Value Chains
Aim:

The aims of BAMB (Buildings as Material Banks) are the prevention of construction and demolition waste, the reduction of virgin resource consumption and the development towards a circular economy...

Concept:
The BAMB-project implements the principles of the waste hierarchy: the prevention of waste, its reuse and recycling. Key is to improve the value of materials used in buildings for recovery. This is...
Start date:
1 September, 2015
Bio4Products
Full Title: 4x4, demonstrating a flexible value chain to utilize biomass functionalities in the processing industry
Aim:

The innovative approach of BIO4PRODUCTS is to apply a short thermal treatment at elevated temperature enabling the fractionation of the bio-resource, but keeping the key chemical functionalities...

Concept:
BIO4PRODUCTS will demonstrate the use of the resulting intermediate processing streams for the production of wood preservation products, furanic resins, phenolic resins and roofing material as cost-...
Start date:
1 September, 2016
CABRISS
Full Title: Implementation of a CirculAr economy Based on Recycled, reused and recovered Indium, Silicon and Silver materials for photovoltaic and other applications
Aim:

The main vision of CABRISS project is to develop a circular economy mainly for the photovoltaic, but also for electronic and glass industry. It will consist in the implementation of: (i) recycling...

Concept:
The originality of the project relates to the cross-sectorial approach associating together different sectors like the Powder Metallurgy (fabrication of Si powder based low cost substrate), the PV...
Start date:
1 June, 2015
Carbon4PUR
Full Title: Turning industrial waste gases (mixed CO/CO2 streams) into intermediates for polyurethane plastics for rigid foams/building insulation and coatings
Aim:
Start date:
3 August, 2017
CarbonNext
Full Title: The Next Generation of Carbon for the Process Industry
Aim:

The process industries and other crude oil consuming sectors are heavily dependent on fossil inputs for both carbon feedstock and energy, with the consequential CO2 emission problems and import...

Concept:
The work will examine the existing and expected sources of CO2 and CO as well as non-conventional fossil natural resources such as shale gas, tar sands, coal bed methane, gas to liquid, and coal to...
Start date:
1 September, 2016
CIRC-PACK
Full Title: Towards circular economy in the plastic packaging value chain
Aim:

CIRC-PACK project aims at more sustainable, efficient, competitive, less fossil fuel dependence, integrated and interconnected plastic packaging value chain. To this end, three case studies will...

Start date:
1 June, 2017