SustainaBlE SoluTions FOR recycling of end of life Hydrogen technologies

BEST4Hy
Framework Programme: 
H2020
Call for proposals: 
2020
Application area: 
Cross-cutting issues
Project Pillar: 
Cross-Cutting

BEST4Hy “ SutainaBlE SoluTions FOR recycling of EoL Hydrogen Technologies has the main objective of bringing to TRL5 recycling technologies adapted or developed specifically for PEMFC and SOFC which would ensure the maximisation of recycling of critical raw materials including PGMs, rare earth elements, cobalt and nickel. The technologies are evaluated for cost efficiency and environmental impact to ensure the materials bring value to the European economy without harmful emissions or high energy costs. The output of the recycling technologies maximise opportunities for both closed loop and open loop recycling. More specifically, Pt and membrane materials are delivered back for manufacturing MEAS to be tested in full stacks, while both anode and catode materials from EoL SOFCs are treated for direct recycling into cells. The whole EoL device is considered, with technologies validated for open loop recycling and opportunities for recovery of other components of the cells/stacks explored. BEST4Hy involves a strong consortium inclusive of FCH devices manufacturers, a leading recycling centre already aware of the market opportunities for PEM recycling, leading research organisations and innovation support specialists to deliver a recycling strategy with wide buy in, accompanied by LCA and LCC full assessments, consideration on regulatory issues and a training program to support its take up.

Project reference: 
101007216
Topic: 
FCH-04-4-2020: Development and validation of existing and novel recycling technologies for key FCH products
Project type: 
Research and technological development
Contract type: 
Research & Innovation Action
Start date: 
Friday, January 1, 2021
End date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Duration: 
36
Project cost: 
1,586,015.00 €
Project funding: 
1,586,015.00 €
Coordinator: 

PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA

Other participating organisations: 


IDO-LAB GMBH DE
HENSEL RECYCLING GMBH DE
ELRINGKLINGER AG DE
AKTSIASELTS ELCOGEN EE
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI SI
RINA CONSULTING SPA IT
POLITECNICO DI TORINO IT
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES FR
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