European Commission has earmarked 9.37 million ($12.6
million) in funding for three major research projects to help
increase innovation in recycling nonferrous metals.
projectswhich will focus on auto shredding, aluminum
scrap and batterieswill be launched Nov. 6, the
The ventures will be
funded by the European Unions outgoing Seventh Framework
Program for Research and Technological Development (FP7), which
ends next month.
Llobregat, Spain-based Lenz Instruments SL will coordinate
"ShredderSort," a 3.38-million ($4.56-million) project to
develop a shredder to screen out nonferrous metals from
automobiles during scrapping.
TWI Ltd. will coordinate a 2.4-million ($3.2-million)
project called "Recycal" that will involve converting
post-consumer scrap aluminum into low-cost, low-carbon
feedstock for wrought product and high-quality castings.
C-Tech Innovation Ltd. will coordinate a 3.59-million
($4.84-million) project dubbed "Colabats," which looks to
develop industrial processes for recycling cobalt, lanthanides,
nickel and lithium from waste batteries.
version of this article was first published in AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.