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Collection of raw materials, Removal of flAme reTardants and Reuse of secondary raw materials

Collection of raw materials, Removal of flAme reTardants and Reuse of secondary raw materials

Objective

CREAToR focusses on process development and demonstration (to TRL 5) to remove hazardous, already banned bromine-containing flame-retardants from waste streams using continuous purification technologies (supercritical CO2 and cost-effective solvent-based processes using natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES)) in twin-screw extruders. CREAToR will cover the whole value chain, starting from collecting thermoplastic waste streams from building and construction (B&C) and from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Respective recyclers and sorters of both industries are part of the CREAToR consortium. The project will implement ways to collect secondary raw materials, identify the presence of hazardous flame retardants, remove these contaminants from the materials and finally reuse the materials. As case studies they will be reused as valuable secondary raw materials for new B&C insulation panels, closing the circle of economy, for automotive interior application, and for producing 3 D printed parts for aerospace applications. The respective end user partners are also part of the CREAToR consortium. For further increasing the economic feasibility of the approach an optimised logistic concept and a harmonized material quality classification scheme will be developed and applied. CREAToR will create a circular economy solution, transforming waste streams that are currently incinerated at costs of >180 €/t (especially from the B&C and WEEE sector) into value-bringing secondary raw materials. The economic viability of CREAToR will be validated through material benchmarking and LCA/LCC assessment for the whole value chain resulting in next generation products. The strong industrial/recycler presence in the consortium (12 industrial partners, among them three recyclers, six SMEs, and six large enterprises) will ensure the market relevance of the developments and the rapid commercialisation of the results within 1-2 years after the end of the project.
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 934 056,45

Participants (16)

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VOLBAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 101 500

MACHINEFABRIEK OTTO SCHOUTEN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 65 433,75

COOLREC BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 191 562,50

RELIGHT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 117 500

FUNDACION GAIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 482 075

TRANSFERCENTER FUR KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 322 343,75

EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 106 250

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 520 525

MAIER SCOOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 375 923,75

DAW SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 185 625

CYCLEFIBER SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 158 411,25

FUNDACION CIDAUT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 143 812,50

KUHNE LOGISTICS UNIVERSITY GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 315 000

OPENBARE VLAAMSE AFVALSTOFFENMAATSCHAPPIJ

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 298 797,50

WUDARCZYK ROBERT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 185 183,55

ITRB LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 481 853,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820477

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 985 853,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 985 853,75

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany