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New Recovery Processes to produce Rare Earth -Magnesium Alloys of High Performance and Low Cost

Objective

REMAGHIC is focused on contributing to Europe’s rare earth recovery and magnesium recycling technologies, improving the efficiencies of these processes and advancing the technology readiness levels for a new generation of industrial processes that will produce new low cost competitive alloys for a wide variety of sectors across Europe’s manufacturing value chain.

The project motivation lies on the fact that magnesium alloys can offer a significant weight reduction when compared to aluminium alloys. weight reduction is a cross sectorial key design driver, if a superior energy absorption and vibratory behaviour is added, magnesium is promising candidate for future application if some of its drawbacks are overcome, such as its cost, manufacturability problems, corrosion and creep behaviour and low allowable service temperature. Addition of Rare Earth Elements (REE) improves the performance of Mg alloys significantly, though a price increase has to be taken into account. REMAGHIC believes that by investing in recovery and recycling technologies, a new alloying process can be developed to yield low cost Mg+REE alloys. In order to do this, REE that are usually stockpiled (Ce, La) in favour of the most demanded ones (Nd, Dy) will be considered as attractive candidates to lower the price. This list of REE will be completed by other promising candidates found in the literature (Y, Gd, Sa). The project will contribute to reducing the dependency of the supply of critical elements (REE and Mg) on sources exterior to the EU and to solving the REE Balance Problem.

REMAGHIC will contribute to the penetration of magnesium alloys in important sectors for the European industry (Transport, Energy, Biomedicine); it will foster the work done by Tier1s, and promote the interest of different OEMs on future generations of light structural components of competitive performance (that of primary Mg+REE alloys), low cost (that of primary Mg) and weight reduction (30%).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDAUT
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 898 137,50

Participants (9)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 434 375
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 373 700
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 483 750
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GRUPO ANTOLIN-INGENIERIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 419 128,50
Address
Carretera Madrid Irun Km 244 8
09007 Burgos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RELIGHT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 750
Address
Via Lainate 98/100
20017 Rho
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITRB LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 200 375
Address
Arch Makariou Iii 2-4 Capital
1505 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 56 000
Address
Largo Angelo Fochetti 29
00185 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PININFARINA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 74 725
Address
Via Bruno Buozzi 6
10100 Turin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEOTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 500
Address
Philipsstrasse 8
52068 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)