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Demonstrator to create a disruptive innovation of the recycling industry´s circular flows

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Coordinator Stena Recycling AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 5 000 000
Project duration September 2020 - September 2023
Status Ongoing
Venture Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA
Call PiiA: Digitalization of industrial value chains, spring 2020

Purpose and goal

** Denna text är maskinöversatt ** The project will evaluate how new innovative measurement methods and pioneering applications in automation and digitalisation can optimize and digitize the refining processes in the production of recycled metal. The project´s goal is to show how the recycling actors (suppliers, producers and customers) can increase the recycling rate by sharing data (production volumes, material quality, etc.) throughout the value chain, which enables increased automation / digitalisation.

Expected results and effects

A demonstrator environment will be set up at the Stena Nordic Recycling Center, in the production environment for the so-called NF process (Non Ferrous). The NF-processen recycles non-magnetic metals such as Al, Zn, Mg, etc. The project´s objective is specifically linked to production of aluminum, where we will, among other things, investigate the possibility of increasing the recycling rate by 2.5%, which corresponds to 60% of the aluminum that is currently lost.There will also be a generic model for digitalisation, automation and data sharing in recycling processing processes.

Planned approach and implementation

** Denna text är maskinöversatt ** The project will be run by an overall steering group and project group with participants from all parties involved. The work packages that belong to the project will be conducted with the responsible work package leader and their own project meeting and report to the overall project group. The overall project group is responsible for keeping the project together and ensuring the dissemination of information and knowledge between the work packages and through project meetings, as well as reporting regularly to the steering group.

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Last updated 14 October 2021

Reference number 2020-02820

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