Project duration: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021


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 that allows using end-of-life products for new products. Moreover, reusing critical raw materials present initially in the recycled LED allows Europe to develop a new source of secondary resources for the circular economy.


  • Université de Bordeaux, France (Lead Partner)
  • Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, BRGM (The French geological survey), France
  • Coolrec, Netherlands
  • Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
  • MTB Group, France
  • Wuppertal Institut fuer Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH (Wuppertal Institute), Germany