4.4 Recovery of raw materials from End-of-life products
University of Zaragoza announces its cooperation interest to ERA-MIN 3 by submitting its project proposal as partner for eligible funding
University of Zaragoza was founded in 1542 and presently consists of 11 faculties, 1 school of engineering, 6 technical schools, 55 departments and 5 research institutes. More than 30.000 students (40% in science and technology) are attending the 48 graduate level programs and 51 post‐graduate academic programmes that cover a wide range of fields such as: Humanities and arts, social sciences, health sciences, experimental sciences and technological sciences.
University of Zaragoza carries out educational, research and development activities in its different campuses and centers, which makes it the strongest driving force for the social and economic development of Aragon and the Ebro Valley. It is a university that is changing and evolving in a multidisciplinary way in three interrelated spheres, defined as research, education and transfer of knowledge.
In the European context, Unizar has been participating in European Projects since the FP4. The institution has participated in several projects, as coordinator and partner.
Unizar will incorporate into the project proposal its knowledge regarding simulation of recycling processes and will carry out a thermoeconomic assessment of the recovery of critical raw materials in WEEE. To that end, it will use software HSC Chemistry and Gabi for Life Cycle Assessments.
The main researcher of this proposal has recently coordinated or participated in the following projects related to the call:
1) AWARE: Automobile waste reduction of critical raw materials through recycling. Private contract with SEAT, S.A. Year 2018-2019
2) CIRC4Life: Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776503. “A circular economy approach for lifecycles of products and services”
3) ENE2017-85224-R: Analysis of the thermodynamic impact of the scarcity of materials in clean and efficient technologies / R&D Project. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2017-2020)