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PLATInum group metals Recovery Using Secondary raw materials

Objective

The PLATIRUS project aims at reducing the European deficit of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), by upscaling to industrial relevant levels a novel cost-efficient and miniaturised PGMs recovery and raw material production process. The targeted secondary raw materials will be autocatalysts, electronic waste (WEEE) and tailings and slags from nickel and copper smelters, opening-up an important range of alternative sources of these critical raw materials, with the potential to substitute a large amount of primary raw materials which are becoming more and more scarce in Europe.

For the first time five of the major research centres in Europe will collaborate in developing and fine tuning the most advanced recovery processes for PGMs. This joint effort will lead to a unique exchange of know-how and best practices between researchers all over Europe, aiming at the selection of the recycling process and the preparation of the Blueprint Process Design that will set the basis for a new PGM supply chain in the EU.
Two primary and secondary material producers with a consolidated business model will carry out validation of the innovative recovery processes in an industrially relevant environment by installing and testing them in an industrially relevant environment and benchmarking with the currently adopted recovery processes. A recycling company will provide a link to market introduction by manufacturing autocatalysts with second-life PGMs obtained via the PLATIRUS technology. Two large automotive companies will validate the material produced through the new recovery process, and ensure end-user industry driven value chains for recovered PGM materials. LCA, economic and environment assessment of the whole process will be led by a specialized consultancy company. Finally, the PLATIRUS project will be linked to European and extra-European relevant stakeholders, research activities and industries, with a solid dissemination, communication and exploitation plan.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 508 508,02

Participants (12)

MONOLITHOS KATALITES KE ANAKIKLOSI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 370 000
Address
Vrilissou 83
11476 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 746 362,50
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 355 820
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 310 633,75
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 169 560
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 499 625
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 245 875
Address
Akpinar Mah Hasan Basri Cad No 2 Sancaktepe
34885 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOLIDEN HARJAVALTA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 363 218,75
Address
Teollisuuskatu 1
29200 Harjavalta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 442 793,75
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENV-AQUA SOLUTIONS LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 091,98
Address
Myton Road 304
CV34 6PU Warwick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PNO INNOVATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Excelsiorlaan 51
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 504 721,25
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations