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Implementation of a CirculAr economy Based on Recycled, reused and recovered Indium, Silicon and Silver materials for photovoltaic and other applications

Implementation of a CirculAr economy Based on Recycled, reused and recovered Indium, Silicon and Silver materials for photovoltaic and other applications

Objective

The main vision of CABRISS project is to develop a circular economy mainly for the photovoltaic, but also for electronic and glass industry. It will consist in the implementation of: (i) recycling technologies to recover In, Ag and Si for the sustainable PV technology and other applications; (ii) a solar cell processing roadmap, which will use Si waste for the high throughput, cost-effective manufacturing of hybrid Si based solar cells and will demonstrate the possibility for the re-usability and recyclability at the end of life of key PV materials. The developed Si solar cells will have the specificity to have a low environmental impact by the implementation of low carbon footprint technologies and as a consequence, the technology will present a low energy payback (about 1 year).
The originality of the project relates to the cross-sectorial approach associating together different sectors like the Powder Metallurgy (fabrication of Si powder based low cost substrate), the PV industry (innovative PV Cells) and the industry of recycling (hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy) with a common aim : make use of recycled waste materials (Si, In and Ag). CABRISS focuses mainly on a photovoltaic production value chain, thus demonstrating the cross-sectorial industrial symbiosis with closed-loop processes.
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

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Rue Leblanc 25
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France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 525 743,90

Participants (16)

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STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 889 005

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 828 058,75

LOSER CHEMIE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 321 026,33

FERROATLANTICA I & D SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 515 375

UAB SOLI TEK R&D

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 392 350

PYROGENESIS SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 336 087,50

RHP TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 227 500

RESITEC AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 384 383,80

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 806 457,50

SUNPLUGGED - SOLARE ENERGIESYSTEME GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 395 199,88

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 415 660

PROJEKTKOMPETENZ.EU - GESELLSCHAFT FUR PROJEKTENTWICKLUNG UND -MANAGEMENT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 217 000

PV CYCLE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 83 562,50

INKRON OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 330 093,75

ECM GREENTECH

France

EU Contribution

€ 115 696,88

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 61 363,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641972

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 266 682,65

  • EU contribution

    € 7 844 564,54

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France