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Recyclability and resource efficiency of Rare Earth based magnets (IA)


Actions should improve design of rare earth permanent magnets that facilitate the reuse, re-use, refurbishment and/or repurposing and recycling and/or reduce the use of the critical raw materials. Priority is neodymium magnets, but other highly performant magnets can also be targeted if duly justified. The actions should finish at the TRL levels 6-7. Developed improved magnets and their recyclability should be tested in the final application in relevant motors or generators.

Actions could additionally address disruptive technologies for highly performant magnets.

Actions should envisage clustering activities with other relevant selected projects for cross-projects co-operation, consultations and joint activities on cross-cutting issues and share of results as well as participating in joint meetings and communication events. To this end proposals should foresee a dedicated work package and/or task, and earmark the appropriate resources accordingly.

Actions should facilitate the market uptake of solutions developed through industrially- and user-driven multidisciplinary consortia covering the relevant value chain and should consider standardisation aspects when relevant. The action should also include the analysis of financial opportunities ensuring the market exploitation and replication of the circular business model behind the developed solutions as new processes, products and/or services.

Actions should clearly demonstrate how they contribute to a decreased level of resource and energy consumption, and thus lead to a lower CO2 footprint.

Proposals submitted under this topic should include a business case and exploitation strategy, as outlined in the introduction to this Destination. For TRLs 6-7, a credible strategy to achieve future full-scale deployment in the EU is expected, indicating the commitments of the industrial partners after the end of the project.

In this topic the integration of the gender dimension (sex and/or gender analysis) in research and innovation content is not a mandatory requirement, however, should you consider it to be of relevance for your specific proposal, you are strongly encouraged to do it.