Cluster workshop: Efficient recovery processes of Precious Metals from European end-of-life resources with novel technologies

  • 9 May 2023
  • 16:30
  • Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria

EU-funded projects FIRFELY and PEACOC are organising the Cluster session “Efficient recovery processes of Precious Metals from European and-of-life resources with novel technologies”.

Hosted within the Going Green Care Innovation 2023 (in Vienna, Austria from 9th to 11th of May), the workshop will feature four EU-funded projects which will present their approaches for recycling precious metals (PGMs, Au, Ag) from different streams using economically and environmentally friendly technological solutions.


Moderator: Nader AKIL (Operations Manager, PNO Innovation– Welcome and Introduction (5 min)

1PEACOC: “Pre-commercial pilot for the efficient recovery of Precious Metals from European end-of-life resources with novel low-cost technologies” (1h presentations- 10min Q&A)

Nader AKIL (PNO Innovation): “Objectives and concept of the PEACOC project”
Paul ANDRÉ (University of Liège): “Unlocking value in low-grade PCBAs”
Francesco Di MAIO (TU Delft): “Innovative separation technologies for WEEE valorisation”
Frantisek KUKURUGYA (Vito): “Microwave-assisted leaching of PGMs from EoL autocatalysts”
Luis F. LEÓN (Vito) : “Gas-Diffusion Electrocrystallisation
Maria IBAÑEZ (Tecnalia): “Selective recovery of PGMs from spent autocatalyst using deep eutectic solvents”

2. FIREFLY: “Flexible, predictive and renewable electricity powered electrochemical toolbox for a sustainable transition of the catalyst-based European chemical industry”

Savitha THAYUMANASUNDARAM (Vito) (15 min)

3. The PHEIDIAS and LYDIA EIT Raw Materials Upscaling projects: “Recovering Platinum Group Metals from Automotive Catalysts and Fuel Cells/Electrolysers using a Universal Hydrometallurgical Process”

Iakovos YAKOUMIS (CEO and Founder, MONOLITHOS Catalysts & Recycling Ltd.) (20 min)

Q&A (10 min)

The registration form is available on the Going Green Care Innovation website.

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