Recycling and Recovery
New sensing and robotic sorting lines to identify, sort and extract more efficiently materials containing the rare earth elements neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) from various waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), such as hard disk drives (HDDs) of computers. The resulting magnetic scrap is ready for processing into powders.
Pilot scale production of reusable powders with the patented Hydrogen Processing of Magnetic Scrap (HPMS). This new technology enables to break down magnets and further materials containing NdFeB into powder. Once separated from other elements and purified, the resulting NdFeB powders are ready for reprocessing into magnetic components.
The four plants are located at SUSMAGPRO partners STENA Recycling (SRI – Sweden), University of Birmingham (UoB – United Kingdom), Magneti Ljubljana (MGI – Slovenia) and MIMplus Technologies (MPT – Germany). Learn more about the plants in the section Where to find us!
Both solutions build upon technologies developed in the EU FP7 project REMANENCE.