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REEPRODUCE – prestigious EU project

Did you know that Europe’s energy and climate targets rely heavily on critical raw materials such as Rare Earths (REE)? Today, Europe is almost 100% dependent on REE imports and has no market-ready substitutes.

In May 2022, a prestigious European project was launched to develop an industrial-scale REE recovery system at a competitive cost compared to the original REE production in China. The project consortium consists of 15 partners from 8 EU countries. These entities represent both industry and science.

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐——๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ž๐—จ๐—ฆ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ฎ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ .

The main tasks of the company within this project include the supplying a batch of ferrous fraction of shredded HDDs and co-development of the process to separate Nd-based material from shredded components. The developed technology will be used in the production of our devices for destroying hard drives (ProDevice HDDs shredders), which we sell all over the world.

This project received funding from the European Union, through its research and innovation program – Horizon Europe, under grant agreement No 101057733.

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