Periodic Reporting for period 2 - HYTECHCYCLING (New technologies and strategies for fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in the phase of recycling and dismantling)
Reporting period: 2017-11-01 to 2019-04-30
Although FCH are a reality, their market is far away to be completed. A lot of environmental and cost related issues can appear during the life of the FCH technology, regarding the materials that form it and the different end of life possibilities. Until these problems are not solved, the real introduction of the FCH technologies will not happen.
The main goal of the project is to deliver reference documentation and studies about existing and new recycling and dismantling technologies and strategies applied to FCH technologies, paving the way for future demonstration actions and advances in roadmaps and regulations.
These reference documentation created during the project development, linked with the dissemination of the results have set the first step towards a sustainable EoL of the FCH technologies, promoting the reuse and recycling, and in a final stage, promoting the circular economy in FCH technologies.
Additionally, to this work, a reference document containing recommendations and guidelines for each stakeholder involved in the life of a FCH technology has been developed. A complete LCA considered the strategies set in the project and a business model and an implementation roadmap has been set, considering that there is no need on reinventing the wheel in the FCH waste management.
All the publishable results will be available at the webpage of the project (www.hytechcycling.eu)
In addition, the results obtained in this project around the Life Cycle Assessment and the recycling of the FCH technologies and also the philosophy will provide a reference point for future developments in the field of LCAs.