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Green Electronics – Sustainable Product Manufacturing

Objective

The main goal of GreenElec is to achieve more efficient use of resources by designing and manufacturing electronics that enable more effective recycling. A large fraction of critical materials is used in electronics. Recovery is at present limited: most of the materials are downgraded or completely lost. Effective recovery of materials implies that end-of-life separation and treatment must already be taken into account at the design stage of electronics. To deal with the associated challenges close cooperation of and alignment between players at different stages of the life cycle and over the entire value chain is a necessity.

Key technology drivers are materials choices, PCBA design, identification tools, and sorting into well-defined waste streams. Identification of electronics will increase collection and sorting efficiency, thus increasing material recovery and end-of-life value of electronics. The impact is strengthened by exploring new business models that better share the incentives over the value chain are explored and by contributions to standards and regulations.

Carriers are LED lamps, consumer televisions and professional display systems. Innovations in the design and electronic component selection are closely linked to identification and separation technology.
The project will result in an efficient and sustainable use of electronic materials by delivering:
- suitable combinations of materials for recycling
- design rules for electronics taking into account recycling processes
- identification of devices and components
- equipment for separation of devices and components into well-defined waste streams
- optimum waste stream separation for maximal recovery
- business models and regulatory policy support that give an incentive to the recycling/reuse of electronics.

The results will have a direct impact on the availability of scarce and critical raw materials to Europe and enforce Europe’s leading position on materials recycling.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

ENIAC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-ENIAC - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (ENIAC)

Coordinator

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 384 742
Administrative Contact

Participants (14)

SIGNIFY NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 287 624
Address
High Tech Campus 45
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 166
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 83 505
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
MACHINEFABRIEK OTTO SCHOUTEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 8 915
Address
Bedrijvenstraat 6
4283 JH Giessen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Material Recycling and Sustainability (MARAS) Dr.ir. Van Schaik
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 33 630
Address
Rijsbes 46
2498 AS Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
MAT-TECH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 67 593
Address
Ekkersrijt 4508
5692 DM Son En Breugel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philips Innovative Applications NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 124 542
Address
Tweestationsstraat 80
1070 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
BARCO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 189 536
Address
President Kennedypark 35
8500 Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 92 189
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
CONNECT GROUP NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 48 354
Address
Industriestraat 4
B-1910 Kampenhout
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
CIT Recycling Development AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 30 060
Address
Chalmers Teknikpark
41288 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
OPTISORT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 135 270
Address
Bessemergatan 2
417 07 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stena Technoworld AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 15 364
Address
Fiskhamnsgatan 8
400 40 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 20 524
Address
Mikron-weg 1
8101 Gratkorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact