The ambitious vision of EIT RawMaterials will be realised by the creation of a structured collaboration within the Knowledge Triangle, which is the basis of the KIC model. A structured dialogue between academia, research institutes and business will facilitate an exchange of needs, ideas, research results and best practices. New entre- and intrapreneurs, with innovative ideas, will be supported to turn their ideas into business opportunities through our innovation system. This approach will leverage impact through synergies and will provide a powerful way of maximising opportunities in the raw materials sector and securing raw materials supply for Europe. Operationally the projects are coordinated and managed through the Regional Innovation Hubs called Co-Location Centres, which also support the partners in their strive for new, innovative projects.

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RED_SCOPE: Recovery of Effluent Discharge for Sustainable Copper Processing in Europe

Project duration: 1 April 2017 – 31 December 2019  Objective The project will assess the technical and economic feasibility study of a new process aimed at maximizing the water recovery from the aqueous effluents of a Copper Smelter. The new process will enable an optimal use of Raw Materials within Europe and will contribute to […]

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REDLED: Recycling EnD-of-life LED

Project duration: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021 Objective The development of LED allows a significant reduction in energy consumption for lighting in buildings, towns or in transport, however, there is no technical solution for recycling LED as of today. The solution (technology) The aim of this project is to develop a technology to recycle LED […]

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REEBAUX: Prospects of REE recovery from bauxite and bauxite residue in the ESEE region

Project duration: 1 January 2018 – 31 March 2021 Objective Rare earth elements (REE) are critical raw materials imported in large numbers for modern industrial applications but almost exclusively extracted out of Europe, thus leaving the continent completely dependent on imports. Europe-based REE production shall cover a significant amount of the domestic need and reduce […]

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RELICARIO: Recycling of end-of-life carbon fiber reinforced plastics

Project duration: 1 January 2019 – 31 March 2022 Objective Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) are the main material used whenever rigidity and lightweight are required. Within these features, CFRPs can be used in a large range of applications. Nevertheless, this material has today very low recyclability, high cost, and high carbon footprint – drawbacks that […]

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ReLieVe: Recycling Li-ion batteries for electric Vehicles

Project duration: 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2021 ReLieVe project will up-scale an innovative closed-loop process to recycle Li-ion batteries from electric vehicles to supply Europe with critical raw materials required for batteries manufacturing. It will involve industrial leaders and academic experts all along the value chain, from the batteries collection to the manufacturing […]

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