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SPIRE-7. SPIRE Brokerage event October 22 nd 2013. SPIRE 7 – 2015: Recovery technologies for metals and other minerals. Project Idea Presentation. Organizations (consortium). THIS PROPOSAL IS PRESENTED BY the estep community, specifically the organizations listed BELOW;.
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October 22nd 2013SPIRE 7 – 2015: Recovery technologies for metals and other minerals
Project Idea Presentation
THIS PROPOSAL IS PRESENTED BY the estep community, specifically the organizations listed BELOW;
Europe exports a lot of end-of-life (EoL) materials (metals, plastics, paper, cardboard,...) and imports virgin raw materials to produce new material. For example, in 2010 Europe exported more than 44 Mt of ferrous scrap while importing tens of millions of tons of iron ore and coal.
The objective of the project proposed is to find solutions to use currently exported EoL material, such as steel scrap, inside Europe and thus to reduce the need for virgin raw materials such as iron ore and coal.
Because the EoL material exported from Europe is generally of low quality, the solution to be investigated & developed to reach this aim is to design a complete full-loop recycling route based on technologies & tools to treat EoL material and turn it into a purer raw material than has been the case until now.
pre-dismantling of end of life goods
improved mechanical separation of the different materials (by enhanced shredding, shearing and separation technologies)
improved automatic sorting of the different materials based on detection tools using all physical and chemical properties available
… and thus set up an effective and ambitious co-recycling of the materials, most especially metals, assembled in consumption & investment goodsConcept
The objective is thus to narrow the gap between export of secondary and the import of primary resources.
Note that this is different from increasing the collection of material from the urban/industrial mine, but rather to turn an already high throughput into a high-quality output that can be used locally rather than exported.
The objective is thus to reduce the dependency of Europe on imports of resources and to increase the intensity of the close-loop economy at regional level, rather than close the loop at world level. This will also have positive consequences on the import and use of fossil fuels (coal & coke, in the case of the steel sector) and reduce the environmental burden, especially the carbon footprint but also air and water quality.
The development of more sophisticated EoL materials treatment technologies will raise the level of competency in the sector, create more jobs and higher level jobs.
LOcally Closing the LOOP on EoL materials by QUALity upgrade
Coordinator: Gaël Fick
Mobile: +33 (0)6 42 16 85 01
Address: IRT-M2P – office C124
4, rue Augustin Fresnel - 57050 Metz - France
IRT:Institute for Technological Research
M2P: Materials – Metallurgy – Process.
Focus on multi-materials especially metals
Research institute, in creation: