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Manufacturing and recycling strategies for electromobility for the material recycling of lightweight structures in fibre-plastic composite hybrid construction

The FOREL coordination projects form the organisational and management interface of the FOREL platform. Since 2013, they have been funded by the BMBF and supervised by PTKA.

GREENY - GRinding Energy EfficiencY - EIT Raw Materials

In this project, the comminution of materials that are difficult to process, such as slag, is being investigated experimentally and modelled with the help of innovative simulation tools. Factors that influence the comminution process are determined and analysed. The main idea of this project is to develop a recycling process for the metallurgical industry, which on the one hand enables the extraction of metallic components, such as manganese, from the slag and on the other hand allows the production of a clean mineral product that can be used as a building material, among other things. By converting waste into valuable products, landfilling is avoided. The GREENY project therefore directly addresses an environmental challenge facing the metallurgy and steel industries in particular.

OptimOre - Processing of critical raw materials

The Institute of Mineral Processing Machines at TU Bergakademie Freiberg has been working together with seven other research institutions from a total of four European countries in a research alliance to increase the yield in tungsten and tantalum ore processing since March 2015.

MICROMIN - the network for micro minerals is in the starting blocks for the second funding phase

The ZIM network "MICROMIN" met on 24 March 2015 at its partner, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg at the Institute for Mineral Processing Machines. One of the aims was to prepare for the start of the second funding phase and to drive forward the realisation of the individual development projects.

ELIZE research project

High-voltage processing of complex ores!

The ELIZE project aims to develop new machines based on electro-pulse technology for the processing of complex ores.

ESF junior research group InnoCrush

The junior research group will prepare innovations to strengthen the Saxon economy. The aim is to reduce energy and material consumption in ore processing by increasing selectivity in the extraction of economically strategic primary raw materials with a focus on small deposits - such as those found in Saxony, particularly in the Ore Mountains. A holistic approach is pursued from extraction to processing and automation to economic evaluation, flanked by mineralogy and modelling.

Since July 2020, the Free State of Saxony has been funding the LiFePo-Rec project for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries (LIB) with Li-iron-phosphate coating elements (LFP) for two years via the European Regional Development Fund. In addition to the IART of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, the two Saxon medium-sized companies AGRO Drisa GmbH Dresden and SRW metalfloat GmbH Espenhain are being funded in this joint project.