The recycling of critical raw materials such as PGMs from waste is recognised by the European Innovation Partnership on raw materials as an essential pillar to mitigate the supply risk. It is therefore of uttermost importance for Europe’s competitiveness, as well as resource efficiency, to secure the supply of PGM materials and to reduce dependency from global supply chains.
The novel PLATIRUS process, obtained via the joint action of the major research centres in EU, will represent a step forward in terms of sustainability and environmental footprint, awhile offering significantly enhanced flexibility and selectivity.
The PLATIRUS project’s final target is to fill the supply-demand gap of PGMs, estimated to currently be around 40 tonnes/year for an equivalent current value of 1200 MEUR/year.