Current publicly funded projects

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

AutoBatRec2020

Intelligent recycling of used batteries from electric vehicles


Duration: 01.01.2018 – 31.03.2021

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

CREMA

Chemically regenerable, superparamagnetic activated carbon for the removal of trace substances from waste waters


Duration: 01.10.2018 - 30.09.2021

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

DISPLAY

Upscale of material recovery from display applications and Printed Circuit Boards


Duration: 19.07.2017 – 18.07.2020

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

3DREMAG

3D printing of rare-earth permanent magnets

Duration: 01.01.2020 – 31.12.2021

EU-funded project in the »Horizon 2020 programme«

EMBRACED

From baby nappy to raw material


Duration: 01.06.2017 – 30.05.2022

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

HOMAG

High-performance magnetic materials based on SmCo and CoFe for highly efficient electric automotive engines and aircraft engines.
Duration: 01.11.2018 - 31.10.2021

Funded bei EIT RawMaterials

IDS-FunMat-Inno 2

International Doctoral School on Functional Materials and Innovation

 

Duration: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

MagNet

Magnetometry Network

Duration: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project

MaNiTU

Materials for sustainable tandem solar cells


Duration: 01.10.2019 - 30.09.2023

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

ReAK

Reduction of arsenic in copper concentrates


Duration: 01.09.2019 – 30.08.2022

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

REGINA

Paving the way for a process chain for the production of competitive rare-earth magnets from Brazilian resources


Duration: 01.08.2017 – 31.07.2020

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

RessStadtQuartier

Urban material flow management: Instruments for the resource-efficient development of urban districts


Duration: 01.03.2019 - 28.02.2022

EU-funded project in the »Horizon 2020 programme«

SCALE

Manufacture of scandium compounds and scandium-aluminium alloys from European metallurgy by product


Duration: 01.12.2016 – 30.11.2020

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy

SESAM

Fracture-resistant magnetic materials for highly efficient energy storage systems


Duration: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

SupplyPBM

Securing the supply chain for rare earth polymer-bonded magnets by recycling


Duration: 01.11.2019 – 31.10.2021

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

SusCritMat

Supporting Education on Sustainable Management of Critical Raw Materials for professionals, academics and students

Duration: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

SuscritMOOC

MOOC on Sustainable Management of Critical Raw Materials


Duration: 01.04.2020 - 31.03.2022

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

UPGRADE

UPGRADE aims at upscaling the Strip Casting process allowing to obtain alloys with refined microstructure for new permanent magnets.

Duration: 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021

Former projects

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project

Critical Rare Earths

Nothing in electromobility works without powerful permanent magnets. Their good magnetic properties are due to the chemical elements neodymium and dysprosium from the group of rare earths. However, the supply of these raw materials on the world market is scarce and prices have been rising continuously for years. They are also called critical raw materials because it is not certain whether there will be enough of them in the medium to long term. Fraunhofer researchers are therefore working in the lead project on technologies to process rare earths more efficiently, process them again or find substitute materials.


Duration: 15.11.2013 – 30.06.2018

EU-Funding Program CLC Central

ECO COM´BAT

Energy storage with high-voltage batteries


Duration: 01.04.2016 – 30.09.2018

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Electric whirl

Closing industrial material cycles through new electrochemical fluidized bed reactors


Duration: 01.09.2016 – 31.08.2019

Funding from the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU)

ElPhoDia

Electrochemical degradation of phosphonates in industrial process waste water using diamond electrodes


Duration: 01.04.2018 – 31.10.2019 

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

gagendta+

High-tech metals are again produced from old electronic equipment


Duration: 01.06.2015 – 28.02.2019

EU-funded project in the »Horizon 2020 programme«

HyperBioCoat

Development of bio-based and biodegradable coatings for bio-based packaging. Development of processing technology to apply this coating over a wide range of rigid and flexible packaging.


Duration: 01.09.2016 – 31.8.2019

Funded by EIT RawMaterials

IDS-FunMat-Inno 1

International Doctoral School on Functional Materials and Innovation


Duration: 01.03.2016 - 31.12.2017

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

IRETA

Development/evaluation of innovative recycling methods for the recovery of tantalum from electronic waste


Duration: 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2019

EU-Funding Program CLC Central

LightRight

Materials for lightweight design


Duration: 01.04.2017 – 30.12.2019

Funding by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

MechanoRest

Alternative recycling of environmentally critical metals from steel mill dusts through mechanochemical treatment


Duration: 26.04.2017 – 25.10.2018

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

MinSEM

Development of innovative processes for the recovery of rare earth elements and platinum group metals from mineral processing and production residues.


Duration: 01.06.2015 – 30.11.2018

Funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

NeW-Bat

New energy-efficient recycling of battery materials


Duration: 01.07.2016 – 30.06.2019

EU-Funding Program CLC West

NoI LightBody

Infrastructure and competence network for lightweight mobility: body and chassis

 

Duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018

EU-funded project in the »Horizon 2020 programme«

Novamag

Rare earths should not only be reduced but also preserved. The magnetic properties of the materials concerned are to be improved.
Duration: 01.04.2016 – 31.09.2019

Funding of the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Food

Pril

Phosphorus recycling from recyclate to intelligent long-term available fertilizer


Duration: 01.08.2016 – 30.09.2019

EU-Funding Program CLC Central

Raw Materials4E-Energy

Raw Materials Solutions for E-Energy Technologies in the European Mobility Industry


Duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018

EU-Funding Program CLC South

RAWMATS-4-POWERTRAIN

Raw Materials solution for the European Powertrain Industry


Duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018

EU-funded project in the »Horizon 2020 programme«

RESLAG

The European steel industry produces more than 20 million tons of slag annually. About 25% of slag is not recycled, which is a serious environmental problem. The "Reslag" project meets the challenge of recycling the steel slag through four eco-innovative, industrial alternative applications. The slag serves, among other things, as a starting material for the recovery of high-quality metals and heat energy storage systems.

 

Duration: 01.01.2016 – 28.02.2019