Wednesday June 20th, 2018

Launch of SUPERMET project on recovery of end-of-life products

Picture of the supermet project team during the launch on May, 23rd 2018

On Wednesday 23 May 2018 the SUPERMET R&D project was launched at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), coordinator of this European Project granted in the ERAMIN 2 call.

Companies and laboratories working together for the recovery of end-of-life products

The SUPERMET project is a laureate of the ERAMIN 2 call for proposal on the topic  of Recovery of raw materials from end-of-life products, co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Union. It brings together both companies and laboratories from France, Germany and Romania: Fraunhofer ICT, Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, INOE- ICIA, IFS, ICGM.

This 3-year project aims at exploring new and green techniques to recycle precious metals  from spent catalysts. Precious metals have a broad application range, for example in the petrochemistry industry, for automotive emission catalysts and in fine chemistry. The main technical challenge in this project will be to develop and test new copolymers as complexation additives for the extraction of the precious metals in supercritical CO2 on real spent catalysts. Supercritical fluid techniques are particularly of interest to reduce waste water, avoid use of toxic solvents and to preserve treated materials.

All partners joined the first kick-off meeting at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier around Dr Patrick Lacroix-Desmazes – SUPERMET project coordinator.


Learn more about the SUPERMET Project

To find out more about the SUPERMET project:

Check out the Supermet website

SUPERMET project coordinator:

I.F.S (Innovation Fluides Supercritiques):

For news about the first results of the project, read the article.

Financial support

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Project partners

Partenaires du projet supermet