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European Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Network

Ziel

"Because China dominates the rare-earth market and is reducing its export quota, there is a very high supply risk for rare earths in Europe. To tackle this rare-earth crisis, Europe needs to invest in primary mining, substitution and, in particular, urban mining/recycling. To date, less than 1% of the rare earths are being recycled, due to, amongst others, a lack of efficient recycling technologies. The creation of a rare-earth recycling industry in Europe urgently requires an “army” of skilled chemists and engineers, who can tackle the barriers to develop fully closed-loop environmentally-friendly recycling flow sheets. EREAN will train 15 young researchers (12 ESR + 3 ER) in the S/T of rare earths, with emphasis on the recycling of these elements from permanent magnets. An intensive intersectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration has been established in the EREAN consortium, which covers the full materials loop, from urban mine to magnet. EREAN will bundle European expertise in a cluster of excellence. Research challenges include the development of efficient extraction of rare-earth-containing materials from electronic waste scrap, removal of exogen elements (Fe, Ni, B) by pyro/hydrometallurgical methods to produce a concentrate of rare earths, new separation methods, direct electrochemical reduction of rare-earth oxides into metals, and the preparation of new magnets. By training the researchers in basic and applied rare-earth sciences, with emphasis on extraction and separation methods and rare-earth metallurgy, sustainable materials management, recycling methods, life cycle assessment (LCA), and the principles of urban mining, they will become the much needed “rare earthers” for employment in the growing European rare-earth industry. Concurrently, they will receive training in a multitude of soft skills, increasing their employability in the materials recycling and metallurgical industries."

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Finanzierungsplan

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Koordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Adresse
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgien
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU-Beitrag
€ 978 227,80
Kontakt Verwaltung
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)

Beteiligte (8)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finnland
EU-Beitrag
€ 272 197,62
Adresse
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Katariina Vainio-Mattila (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Schweden
EU-Beitrag
€ 536 350,30
Adresse
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41296 Goeteborg
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Catrine Andersson (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Niederlande
EU-Beitrag
€ 490 222,90
Adresse
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Lily Tunggal (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 586 613,25
Adresse
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
May Chung (Ms.)
OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 233 068,88
Adresse
Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Thomas Manz (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 460 637,75
Adresse
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Walter Krause (Mr.)
UMICORE
Belgien
EU-Beitrag
€ 110 330
Adresse
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Liesbeth Heylen (Ms.)
RHODIA OPERATIONS
Frankreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 233 993,55
Adresse
25 Rue De Clichy
75009 Paris
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Sylvain Le Roulley (Mr.)