Adaptation of innovative particle production technology for environmental manufacturing
|Coordinator||Mat4green Tech AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 900 000|
|Project duration||December 2018 - April 2020|
|Call||Innovative Startups Step 2 autumn 2018|
Purpose and goal
The project goal is to develop a sustainable business model for an innovative powder production process with zero CO2 emissions. The process is intended to be used in the recycling of critical raw materials from screens and production waste, the focus is on indium, but with modifications other materials can be produced. The project has three main objective; Prove the technology, survey the market and analyze and prepare for future implementation. We successfully reached all our goals and as a result have been granted an up-scaling project.
Expected results and effects
Indium oxide and indium tin oxide powders used in the transparent semiconductor industry were successfully prepared. The capacity of the innovative powder production process and CO2-emission-free nature were validated for ITO and In2O3 powders. The process optimization studies gave us knowledge of critical factors for producing dense particles. The dense particles of the desired morphology and chemical composition can be prepared by controlling the critical process parameters.
Planned approach and implementation
At the beginning of the project, a gantt chart was created based on the planned work presented in the proposal. Through interviews with clients and experts, we verified our assumptions as well as the data we obtained with macro tools. On the technology side, calibration of the innovative powder production process was performed for a proof-of-concept. Product and exhaust gas analyzes were performed that show that we are in line with the customer´s product requirements and that the process has zero CO2 emissions.