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PLATInum group metals Recovery Using Secondary raw materials

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.
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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

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Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 149 625

Participants (12)

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MONOLITHOS KATALITES KE ANAKIKLOSI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 320 000

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 602 137,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 355 820

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 861 445

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 169 560

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 499 625

FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 245 875

BOLIDEN HARJAVALTA OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 363 218,75

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 133 910

Env-Aqua Solutions Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 505 772,50

PNO INNOVATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 282 500

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 504 721,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730224

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 994 210

  • EU contribution

    € 6 994 210

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain