Funding for 14 new European research projects approved

October 31, 2013

Funding Scheme: 2013-10-31

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Ispcrd: Yes


The European Commission has approved funding for 14 new research projects to shape a more resource-efficient economy in Europe.


The projects, which involve the collaboration of over 140 partners from research organisations and private companies, will tackle the challenges of recycling waste materials from manufactured products and the agricultural sector to improve the quality of the environment and save money. Each project addresses a key issue such reusing discarded automobile tyres, recovering key elements from batteries, producing green fertiliser from animal waste, and generating renewable clean energy from food and plant waste.
The 40 million euro funds are included in the 2013 Environment call of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) and will involve partners from 19 European countries.

The kick-off for these projects will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels (5-6 November), where the project coordinators will meet the European Commission to set the priorities and coordinate the work ahead.

The 14 resource-efficiency research projects that will receive a total 40 million euro funding are: 
ANAGENNISI Innovative Reuse of All Tyre Components in Concrete
APSE Use of eco-friendly materials for a new concept of Asphalt Pavements for a Sustainable Environment
COLABATS Cobalt and lanthanide recovery from batteries
ELICiT Environmentally Low Impact Cooling Technology
ILLUMINATE Automated Sorting and Recycling of Waste Lamps
ManureEcoMine Green fertilizer upcycling from manure: Technological, economic and environmental sustainability demonstration
PILOT-ABP Pilot plant for environmentally friendly animal by-products industries
PlasCarb Innovative plasma based transformation of food waste into high value graphitic carbon and renewable hydrogen
Recycal High Shear Processing of Recycled Aluminium Scrap for Manufacturing High Performance Aluminium Alloys
REEcover Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from magnetic waste in the WEEE recycling industry and tailings from the iron ore industry
ReFraSort Innovative Separation Technologies for High Grade Recycling of Refractory Waste using non-destructive technologies
ResCoM Resource Conservative Manufacturing- transforming waste into high value resource through closed-loop product systems
ShredderSort Selective recovery of non-ferrous metal automotive shredder by combined electromagnetic tensor spectroscopy and laser-induced plasma spectroscopy
SIKELOR Silicon kerf loss recycling

About European research and innovation funding
In 2014, the European Union will launch a new, seven year research and innovation funding programme called Horizon 2020. Since 2007 the EU has already invested nearly 50 billion euro in research and innovation projects to support Europe’s economic competitiveness and extend the frontiers of human knowledge. The EU research budget represents around 12% of total public spending on research by the EU’s 28 member states and is focused mainly in areas like health, the environment, transport, food and energy. Research partnerships with the pharmaceutical, aerospace, car and electronics industries have also been formed to encourage private sector investment in support of future growth and high skill job creation. Horizon 2020 will have an even greater focus on turning excellent ideas into marketable products, processes and services.

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