Efficiently Recycling Economically Strategic Materials from Electronic Devices

Press Release / 24.5.2019

Since 2015, nine project partners from four countries have been researching how to disassemble electronics and reclaim economically strategic materials in the EU project "ADIR – Next Generation Urban Mining – Automated Disassembly, Separation and Recovery of Valuable Materials from Electronic Equipment". On May 17, 2019, the project partners presented important results in theory and practice at the ADIR Demo Day in Goslar. On the agenda stood an introduction lecture from the Federal Environment Agency and a series of presentations held by the project partners of the ADIR consortium. Recent developments in the project were presented by Prof. Reinhard Noll from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT. Processes and machines of the ADIR demonstrator were exhibited to the scientific-technical audience. Key concepts in the course of that are "Urban Mining" as well as the "Inverse Production".