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Rare Earth recycling for Europe

Oct 23 2019

REE4EU Final meeting

On September 11th 2019, the REE4EU consortium gathered to present to the EU-Commission’s project monitor the latest results and overall achievements after 4 intense years of hard work. Since 1st October 2015, when the project started, all partners have worked hand-in-hand in order to demonstrate the REE4EU technology at pilot scale. For the first time, a closed-loop permanent recycling process has been demonstrated at this level, being able to treat almost 2 tonnes of RE-containing waste from the permanent magnet value chain, producing new rare earth strip casted master alloy from the recycled material, and manufacturing new magnets. The project has demonstrated that the magnets manufactured with the material recycled by the REE4EU technology, possess the same magnetic properties as those obtained using virgin materials. The high quality in the magnetic properties made them suitable for highly efficient electric motors.