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Purified Metal Company – worldwide recycling of contaminated steel scrap in a sustainable manner

Realising a patented and innovative idea for the recycling of (asbestos) contaminated steel scrap Purified Metal Company (PMC), a start-up supported by EIT RawMaterials, is the first company in the world to provide an environmentally-friendly and economically viable method to recycle contaminated steel scrap into a high quality raw material for the steel industry: Purified Metal BlocksTM (PMBs). Via a patented process, fully based on proven and patented technology validated by the University of Aachen and further engineered by Küttner and Royal HaskoningDHV, PMC offers a unique solution for e.g. the dismantling, building and oil and gas industry to dispose their contaminated steel scrap in a cost effective and sustainable manner instead of dumping it in landfills or cleaning it at high cost. […]

13 March, 2018|

Rockathon mining challenge

Onboard ore analysis for mining equipment - laser guidance helps miners ‘see’ through rock The Rockathon Mining Challenge, a co-creation and open innovation event, was organised by EIT RawMaterials partner, Sandvik and EIT RawMaterials Innovation Hub (CLC) Baltic Sea team. The Rockathon gathered technology and software development companies, as well as subject-matter experts, to collaborate intensively on an onboard analysis project. The challenge was to create and design a workable [...]

13 March, 2018|

ALINA – Substitution of critical and toxic materials for sustainable lifestyle

Eco-friendly organoclay for paints and coatings ALINA start-up uses innovative production technology to make state-of-the-art clay mineral materials that can replace the toxic chemicals and heavy metals normally used in building materials. Our products take responsibility for the health of people and the environment. Solvita Kostjukova, CEO and Co-founder of ALINA Given that toxic chemicals (biocides) are the start-up's main competitors, ALINA LIFE products have several major advantages: they are [...]

13 March, 2018|

Circularise start-up uses blockchain technology connecting the raw materials value chain, one product at a time

Circularise offers a web based product tracking system that can be applied in virtual and endless range of product value chains. In terms of raw materials and resources, using Blockchain will enable stakeholders in the value chain to get an oversight of the whereabouts of products and raw materials, to forecast the geographical buildup of deposits and to plan logistics and recycling activities for specific materials. This will result in [...]

29 January, 2018|

RM@Schools: Wider Society Learning project in raw materials

The Raw MatTERS Ambassadors at Schools (RM@Schools), an active learning project, has achieved success and recognition by involving experts from EIT RawMaterials to engage students in experiments, and efforts to disseminate the results of those experiments. RM@Schools is a KAVA project, lead by CNR, Italy, which sees 10-19-year-old students conduct experiments with Raw-Materials-related hands-on educational kits, produced by our consortium – and in communication activities. The project started in 2016 [...]

24 October, 2017|

INNOVATION BY ACCELERATION – Inauguration of ERAMET Sandouville plant

Acceleration of Industrial Innovation to Secure High-Quality Nickel Supply After successful testing of a pilot project by NewEco, a partnership supported by EIT RawMaterials, the ERAMET Sandouville plant in France is undergoing a €34.5 million upgrade that allows it to replace suppliers in the South Pacific with a new European source for nickel concentrate. Due to the highly competitive market on nickel, ERAMET launched in 2013 a strategic programme aiming [...]

30 August, 2017|