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Secure European Critical Rare Earth Elements

Ziel

Rare Earth Elements (REEs) are critical and non-substitutable raw materials with high economic importance for European industry, as they are crucial components for a broad range of advanced products. The main goal of the SecREEts project is to establish a stable and secure supply of critical REEs based on sustainable extraction from European apatite sources used in fertiliser production. Pilot processes will be developed for the innovative extraction, separation and transformation of REEs. Rare Earth (RE) metals will be supplied to application areas like electric vehicles, industrial motors and wind turbines. Replication potential will be demonstrated in medical diagnostics, Fluid Catalytic Cracking and consumer products. The main objective of the project is to demonstrate a new integrated value chain for the optimal extraction, refining and production of REEs in Europe. This will be achieved through the development and demonstration of a number of innovative technologies:
• Utilise efficiently a novel industrial sidestream process in fertiliser production to extract the REEs
• Separate REEs by a novel chromatographic process into distinct nitrate salts
• Realise electrochemical production of metals and alloys from the above targeted RE oxides
• Demonstrate the market value and relevance of the produced RE metals in permanent magnets and its downstream products
• Validate market acceptance of the RE oxides not processed to metals
• Create an industrial symbiosis between two value chains
• Demonstrate the economic, environmental and societal sustainability as well as safety of the pilot units
SecREEts pilots will focus on Pr, Nd and Dy metals used in permanent magnets as these are extremely critical for the European economy. Industrial implementation of the pilots developed in SecREEts will lead to a supply of at least 3000 tonnes annually of REEs to European industries in 2023, with 75 M€ in estimated value.

Wissenschaftliches Gebiet

  • /Technik und Technologie/Chemieingenieurwesen/Trenntechnik
  • /Naturwissenschaften/Chemiewissenschaften/anorganische Chemie/anorganischen Verbindungen

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

H2020-SC5-2017-TwoStage
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Finanzierungsplan

IA - Innovation action

Koordinator

SINTEF AS
Adresse
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norwegen
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
EU-Beitrag
€ 1 629 457,50

Beteiligte (7)

Yara International ASA
Norwegen
EU-Beitrag
€ 3 522 050
Adresse
Drammensveien 131
0277 Oslo
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LESS COMMON METALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 3 206 843,87
Adresse
Unit 2 Hooton Park, North Road
CH65 1BL Ellesmere Port
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REETEC AS
Norwegen
EU-Beitrag
€ 3 000 000
Adresse
Karenslyst Alle 9C
0278 Oslo
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTIS
Schweiz
EU-Beitrag
€ 297 500
Adresse
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VACUUMSCHMELZE GMBH & CO KG
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 109 840,50
Adresse
Gruner Weg 37
63450 Hanau
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROSPEX INSTITUTE
Belgien
EU-Beitrag
€ 824 750
Adresse
Victor Oudartstraat 7
1030 Brussel
Aktivitätstyp
Other
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
Frankreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 289 590
Adresse
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations