The success of the REEPRODUCE project is founded on the collaborative work between 15 partners covering the entire European REEs recycling value chain. The partners involved will work in partnership on different tasks, from the optimisation and development of technologies, to the communication, dissemination and exploitation of results.
SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation with international top-level expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. SINTEF is one of the largest contract research institutions in Europe (2100 employees), and conducts R&D contracts as a partner for the private and public sectors. Metal production and processing is one important area, comprising the whole value-chain: from the extraction of minerals from the crust of the earth, to the production of metals and materials, their application and behavior, all the way to the end products. Recycling of critical raw materials from end-of-life products and industrial by-products is also an key part of our activities.
Indumetal Recycling is a pioneer company and one of the main players in the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and complex scrap in Europe. In addition, Indumetal offers logistics and dismantling services for industrial facilities. At Indumetal Recycling, more than 30,000 tons of WEEE and complex scrap are recycled annually. Iron, aluminum, copper concentrates with precious metals, as well as different types of plastic and glass are obtained, as final products. The quality and competitiveness of the services, processes and products offered are guaranteed by the ongoing efforts to improve staff training, to update research and technological developments, as well as to ensure the quality and respect of the environment.
Revac is one of the Scandinavians biggest recyclers of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and has recycling plants in Norway and Sweden. The Norwegian plant is by far the biggest and recycles 70 % of the total post consumer waste electronics placed on the Norwegian market. The plant is top modern and is one of the most modern in Europe, and meets all BAT and BREF regulations for now and the close future.
Euregio Recycling Belgium BV
With over 60 years of experience, Euregio Recycling is a family-owned company that posseses a big Lindemann zerdirator (Shredder) from 5000PS, used to shred mainly electric motors, around 6.000MT per month.
Jean Goldschmidt International S.A. & Hydrometal S.A
The Jean Goldschmidt International – Hydrometal (JGI-HM) group is a leader in the circular economy with more than 60 years of expertise in the trading and recycling of non-ferrous metals. JGI (headquartered in Brussels, Belgium) is active in the worldwide trading of raw materials, products, and by-products bearing metals, whereas Hydrometal (a subsidiary of JGI located in Engis, Belgium) is focused on the hydrometallurgical recycling of non-ferrous metals from highly-complex materials, such as by-products and waste. The industrial recycling activities of Hydrometal are essential in the worldwide value chain of (critical) metals and significantly contribute to avoiding the economic, environmental, and societal consequences of landfilling. JGI-HM’s client portfolio includes chemical and metallurgical companies across the globe.
Magneti Ljubljana d.d.
Magneti Ljubljana is a European manufacturer of permanent metallic magnets, bonded magnets and magnetic systems with a long-lasting tradition, since 1951. We are a development and market oriented company characterised by financial stability and business success. Through innovation and business excellence we continue to fulfil our customers’ demands and aim to create a working environment that encourages the development of our employees and the company as a whole in a sustainable and responsible manner. Our vision is to become a global manufacturer in the global market for permanent metallic magnets and magnetic systems. Our aim is to fulfil our customers’ demands and expectations by focusing on the development of technologically advanced products and processes.
Elkem is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future. The company develops silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions by combining natural raw materials, renewable energy and human ingenuity. Elkem helps its customers create and improve essential innovations like electric mobility, digital communications, health and personal care as well as smarter and more sustainable cities. Elkem Technology, with its R&D center, contributes to research and development related to all parts of Elkem’s value chain. The research strategy is built on a close connection between the operational organization and researchers.
Bronneberg B.V. is a well-known player in the global recycling equipment market. Bronneberg’ s recycling machines stand out in terms of reliability, quality and innovative technology. The company develops, produces and markets machines for recycling scrap, metal, cars, cable etc. Their products range from small cable stripers, which strip insulation from electricity cables, to very large scrap balers and shears-balers, which process steel and metal scrap under the most severe conditions.
DISKUS Polska is a center for creating and implementing modern technologies and solutions in the IT industry. The company is the undisputed Polish leader in the field of professional, certified data deletion services and physical destruction of storage media. In a modern R&D center, DISKUS Polska focuses on research and scientific projects and implements a cooperation program with renowned academic centers. Thanks to this, it creates reliable, technologically advanced ProDevice devices for effective and irreversible data destruction: degaussers and media shredders / destroyers. The products meet strict standards related to data protection, defined by international guidelines and legal regulations, such as GDPR.
PNO INNOVATION BELGIUM
PNO Innovation Belgium is specialized in Innovation Management and funding, providing support services to private and public organizations in Innovation processes, Technology Transfer, IT solutions and funding for research, development and innovation.
Sense2sort is a family owned company dedicated to the Recycling business since more than 13 years and based in Barcelona, Spain. With our sensor based sorting machines we are able to distinguish metals and metal alloys as well as the recovery of all kind of metals from post shredder material streams. Using induction, RGB-Line scan cameras, IR, X-Ray and LIBS sensor technologies. We develop highly sophisticated sorting technology with the focus on the metal recycling markets worldwide.
From the idea to the plant, Inovertis-A3i provides technical studies, undertakes processes design/engineering and construction, as well as expert mission of consultancy. With an overview of the technical, economic and environmental challenges, we aim to support our customers from the first steps of the project to its.
Institute FAPS of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) today is a university with approximately 40,000 enrolled students that offers the entire spectrum of academic disciplines and opportunities across diverse research areas. FAU is one of the leading research universities in Germany (more than 200 million euros third-party funding) and consistently ranked highly in both national and international rankings.
Tecnalia Research & Innovation
TECNALIA is a private, independent, non-profit applied research centre of international excellence and member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA). Legally a Foundation, TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain (over 777 patents and promoted more than 30 spin-off companies, participates in 352 H2020 projects, coordinating 73 of them, and in 35 HORIZON EUROPE projects, coordinating 6 of them) and one of the largest in Europe, employing around 1,472 people (266 PhDs) and with income of 113,5 Million € in 2020.
TECNALIA collaborates with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness, people’s quality of life and achieve sustainable growth. TECNALIA’s main areas of action are fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): smart manufacturing, digital transformation, energy transition, sustainable mobility, personalised health and urban ecosystem.
Asociación Centro tecnológico Ceit
Created in 1982 on the initiative of the University of Navarra, Ceit is a non-profit Technology Centre that uses its high specialization in advanced manufacturing, mobility, sustainability and information technologies to develop industrial applied research projects in close collaboration with companies.