About SUSMAGPRO – Impacts
What are the wider impacts of the project for a sustainable and prosperous future?
SUSMAGPRO will demonstrate clean and sustainable recycling and recovering of secondary rare earth elements (REEs) from waste magnet materials as well as reprocessing of new magnetic products, thus establishing a circular economy.
Availability and Growth
SUSMAGPRO will increase the availability of raw materials for producing permanent magnets in the EU and initiate the adoption of recycled REEs into a range of new magnetic products.
Security and Stability
SUSMAGPRO will introduce an eco-friendly, sustainable source of REEs in the EU, establishing a stable supply and reducing dependence on imports.
Knowledge and Skills
SUSMAGPRO will extend current know-how of magnet recycling to scrap recovery from new sources using innovative pre-processing, upgrading and coating-removal techniques. After project end, the SUSMAGPRO consortium aims to expand business across the EU, creating added value and new skills and jobs in raw-materials producing, equipment manufacturing and downstream industries.
Innovation and Academic excellence
Key innovations like the Hydrogen-based Processing of Magnet Scrap (HMPS) are already protected. SUSMAGPRO expects new patents to emerge and spin-off companies specialising in various aspects of the recycling supply chain to be created. The SUSMAGPRO consortium will also publish in international journals and target new research opportunities.
Raising Awareness and Involvement
SUSMAGPRO will raise awareness of the importance of raw materials for society and the challenges related to their supply within Europe. It aims to increase acceptance of and trust in a sustainable circular economy of rare earth magnets among various stakeholder groups and the wider public.
Several measures aim at supporting the engagement of citizens, policy-makers, industries and academia, as well as the development of new skills. Find out more in the sections Cities roadshow and Get involved!
SDG No 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
SUSMAGPRO delivers an independent and affordable supply of rare earth magnets for renewable energy and mobility technologies.
SDG No 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
SUSMAGPRO creates jobs and economic growth developing novel technologies within the EU.
SDG No 9: Build a resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.
SUSMAGPRO strengthens industry and academia in the EU by introducing innovative technologies.
SDG No 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
SUSMAGPRO enables a circular economy for REE and REE products by supplying novel solutions for clean and sustainable recycling of permanent magnets.
SDG No 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
SUSMAGPRO reduces water pollution coming from mining and waste discharge through its circular economy approach.
SDG No 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
SUSMAGPRO reduces pollution and environmental damages linked to mining and landfills by reusing waste instead of looking for new primary sources.