EU Eco Innovation Funding Programme
EU Eco Innovation Funding Programme

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REWARD: Recovery of Electronic Waste through Advanced Recycling and Demonstration

The REWARD project was successful in receiving a grant in 2009 from the European Commission under the Eco Innovation Funding Program.

The focus of REWARD is threefold:

  1. To improve size reduction methods for WEEE
  2. To create an optimal degree of liberation
  3. To apply innovative separation technologies with better efficiencies and revenues

With these conditions the enhanced re-use, recycling and recovery of metals, polymers, precious metals and rare earth metals is demonstrated with a variety of equipment at manufacturers, research institutions and partners companies.

The innovative new sorting process will be modelled to design a final WEEE separation train with modern life cycle calculation software.

The project consists of the following work packages:

  • To give an overview of supply materials and to select relevant WEEE categories
  • To develop a sampling strategy for different categories
  • To perform demonstration tests with characteristic material mixtures
  • To evaluate the results of the demonstrations
  • To disseminate and exploit the new WEEE processing design

REWARD officially started on August 3rd, 2009 and will run for 36 months.

For more information about the project, please contact us.