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Anisometric permanent hybrid magnets based on inexpensive and non-critical materials

Objective

Permanent magnets are crucial in modern technology as they allow storing, delivering and converting energy. They are able to transform electrical energy into mechanical and vice versa, which means that improving their performance entails transforming energy in a more efficient and sustainable way.
The best magnets are based on rare-earths (RE), however, their status as a Critical Raw Material (CRM) has brought forward the realization that it is of great strategic, geographic, environmental and socio-economic importance to consider alternative magnets that present a reduced amount (or absence) of RE. One of the most sought approaches towards this goal consists on constructing composite magnetic materials magnetically coupled at the interface.
In the framework of the success of a previous European Project (FP7-SMALL-NANOPYME-310516), focused on improving ferrite-based magnets, we developed a low-cost novel approach (Patent P201600092) that exploits the magnetostatic interactions within these composites and that yielded extremely promising results in the form of an experimental proof-of-concept.
The goal of this project is to implement up-scalable and cost-efficient methods for fabrication of ferrite-based dense anisotropic magnets with a 40% enhanced magnetic performance (energy products above 55 kJ/m3) with respect to commercial ferrites. We aim at producing improved magnets that retain the advantages of ferrites –availability, sustainability, cost, recyclability, eco-friendliness- and which have the potential to substitute currently used RE magnets (CRM) in the electric power system.
Our targeted application is an electric energy storage device: we will substitute RE magnets by AMPHIBIAN ones in a demonstrator of a flywheel and evaluate its performance against cost, eco-friendliness and resource efficiency criteria.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-two-stage
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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
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28006 Madrid
Spain
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 865 247,50

Participants (10)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 496 375
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 462 246,25
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
PETROCERAMICS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 386 500
Address
Viale Europa 2
24040 Stezzano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 540 342,50
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 332 240
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GENERAL NUMERICS RESEARCH LAB E V
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 550
Address
An Der Leite 3B
07749 Jena
Activity type
Research Organisations
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 459 143,75
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Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX BAERMANN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 483 750
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Wulfshof 1
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVANCED DISPERSED PARTICLES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 242 812,50
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Calle Oro, Num. 45, Nave 14, Navarrosillos-poligon
28770 Colmenar Viejo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WATTSUP POWER AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 345 500
Address
Sydholmen 8
2650 Hvidovre
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)