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Pilot Action for Securing a Sustainable European Next Generation of Efficient RE-free magnets

Objective

PASSENGER addresses to the topic CE-SC5-10-2020 on raw materials innovation under subtopic d) Pilots on substitution of critical and scarce raw materials (2020). PASSENGER aims to develop innovative pilots to address an aspect of high economical, technological, social and environmental relevance: a solution for the EU dependency on rare-earths (REs) for permanent magnets (PMs), avoiding bottlenecks in the material supply-chain and diminishing the environmental impact. Considering the importance of PMs in present and emerging technologies, PASSENGER will develop up scaled alternatives based on widely available resources and innovative technologies. PASSENGER has a clear industrial orientation involving key end users and SMEs/LEs (13 industrial partners) from 8 EU countries. PASSENGER will develop a sustainable substitution pilot in PMs subdivided in 8 innovative pilot activities covering the complete value chain to finish at TRL7 and to guarantee implementation across the EU after the project is finished. The choice of PMs is based on realistic (envisioned up-scaling, low cost and environmental impact) projects results and patents (proven at TRL 4-5) achieved by the partners in successful EU projects: Improved Strontium ferrite (Sr-ferrite), Manganese-Aluminum-Carbon (MnAlC) and related technologies. These RE-free PM alternatives will substitute bonded NdDyFeB-magnets, which are constituted by diverse critical raw materials: REs (Nd and Dy, and Pr in some compositions); Metal (Cobalt). Electromobility has been chosen as a main key-driving sector with three application areas: Class 1: e-scooter; Class 2: e-bikes and e-motorbikes; Class 3: e-cars. The project will be done under premises of sustainability and reduced environmental impact, including Standardisation activities, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis, recyclability and social-life cycle assessment of PASSENGER’s products and technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION IMDEA NANOCIENCIA
Address
Ciudad Universitaria De Cantoblanco - Calle Faraday 9
28049 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 949 495

Participants (19)

METALPINE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 634 812,50
Address
Kratkystrasse 2
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION ICAMCYL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 427 000
Address
Poligono Industrial El Bayo, 19
24412 Cubillos Del Sil Leon
Activity type
Research Organisations
INGENIERIA MAGNETICA APLICADA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 585 812,50
Address
Avenida Catalunya Numero 5-7 Poligono Industrial Els Penetons
08291 Ripollet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 442 053
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOLEKTOR GROUP VODENJE IN UPRAVLJANJE DRUZB DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 581 748,13
Address
Vojkova Ulica 10
5280 Idrija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 244 000
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIT RAW MATERIALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 74 812,50
Address
Tauentzienstrasse 11
10789 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 709 440
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
France
EU contribution
€ 311 675
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
Activity type
Other
INDUSTRIE ILPEA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 585 373,25
Address
Viale Industria 887
21020 Malgesso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OSLV ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 296 511,25
Address
Contrada Santa Lucia Snc
64026 Roseto Degli Abruzzi Te
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 650
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
BARLOG PLASTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 487 562,25
Address
Am Weidenbach 8 10
51491 Overath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MNLT INNOVATIONS IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 318 500
Address
Kifissias 125-127
11524 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TIZONA MOTORS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 214 990,13
Address
Calle Znc 1 Nave G P Ind La Mina
28770 Colmenar Viejo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 399 862,50
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
SMART WASTE ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 338 482,38
Address
Piazzale Pontieri 1
67100 L'aquila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WILO SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 680 379,88
Address
Wilopark 1
44263 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LESS COMMON METALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 524 925,63
Address
Unit 2 Hooton Park, North Road
CH65 1BL Ellesmere Port
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)