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Rare Earth recycling for Europe

Dec 01 2016

REE4EU project meeting in Trondheim, Norway

The REE4EU  project partners met in Trondheim on 19-20 October 2016, to discuss the results achieved so far and plan further steps to be taken. The progress meeting, hosted by SINTEF, the project coordinator, focused mainly on the engineering  strategies of the High Temperature Electrolysis (HTE) and Ionic Liquid Extraction (ILE) steps for the pilots to be build up at Elkem’s (Norway) and LCM’s (UK) premises.

REE4EU, funded in the frame of Horizon 2020 TOPIC SPIRE-07-2015, will realize a breakthrough innovation in the field of recovery technologies for metals and other minerals. It will make available rare earth alloys for magnet production by developing, for the first time at industrial scale, an efficient and cost effective method of extraction and a direct production route for rare earth alloys by using RE-containing secondary raw materials.