ProjectREMANENCE - recycling rare earth materials

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REMANENCE - recycling rare earth materials

REMANENCE, financed by the Seventh Framework Programme, is designed to dramatically increase the amount of rare earth materials recovered and remanufactured from existing waste streams. Currently there is no existing process for the recovery of NdFeB magnets from waste streams and this highly valuable material is lost to land fill with no prospect of commercial recovery. The short/medium term supply security is of severe concern due to both resource restriction and political concerns. If fully implemented REMANENCE will provide a secondary source of materials for the EU, large enough to supply a significant proportion of the EU’s high value magnet production.

Acreo’s department Sensor Systems contributes with a magnetic sensor system for detection and localization of permanent magnets in the waste stream.

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