Just Launched: RecAL Project Website – Circular Economy for Aluminium

RecAL, our latest Horizon Europe project, launches its website: discover how the project aims to bring the aluminium economy in Europe full circle. 

Learn about our newest project – RecAL (short for Recycling technologies for circularAluminium) – by visiting the project’s brand new website. The platform offers insights into RecAL’s innovative research and new technologies, the challenges it’s going to face along the way, and solutions it’s planning to bring to Europe’s precious metal market. Join in and explore!

The RecAL project adopts a comprehensive and holistic approach to harnessing this valuable secondary resource. By strategically addressing every stage of circular production, the project ensures that no aspect is overlooked. From the initial collection and processing of recyclable materials to their reintegration into the production cycle, RecAL tackles challenges across the entire value chain. This includes optimizing material recovery processes, improving the quality of recycled products, and developing innovative technologies to support sustainable practices. Through its multifaceted strategy, the RecAL project aims to create a seamless and efficient circular economy, maximizing resource utilization and minimizing waste. By involving stakeholders from various sectors, the project fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing, driving forward the transformation towards a more sustainable and resilient industry in the European Union.

Driven by a strong dedication to innovation, RecAL is set to advance 14 Circular Amplification Technologies, commonly referred to as CATs, to Technology Readiness Level 6 (TRL6). These advancements will be integrated into a comprehensive digital and socio-technical ecosystem named the aluminium hub for circularity. This interactive and dynamic platform is designed to facilitate direct collaboration among various stakeholders across the entire value chain.

By promoting such collaboration, the platform aims to achieve full-scale industrial and technological symbiosis. Furthermore, it will focus on closing energy, resource, and data loops, ensuring efficiency and sustainability at both regional and European levels. The aluminium hub for circularity will serve as a nexus for innovation, enabling seamless interaction and cooperation among industries, researchers, policymakers, and other key players, ultimately fostering a more sustainable and circular economy.

Additionally, learn about the RecAL Hub, serving as a vital link, providing recyclers with the information needed to transparently assess input materials and connect with scrap providers. An anonymized data-sharing architecture will secure the marketplace, while upcycling strategy feedback will be integrated into alloy design formulae and made available to buyers and manufacturers.

Acting as the digital cockpit, the RecAL Hub will connect the 14 CATs developed in the project. It will enable partners to track and simulate the movement of aluminum recyclate in terms of volume, weight, quality, and other characteristics to be defined.

Finally, stay informed by visiting our website regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in sustainable and innovative construction. Our platform offers insights into cutting-edge technologies, best practices, and ongoing projects that are shaping the future of the industry. By engaging with our content, you can join a community of forward-thinking professionals and stakeholders who are actively participating in discussions and initiatives that drive the circular economy in the EU. Be a part of the conversation and contribute to the transformation towards a more sustainable and resilient construction sector.


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For more information about RecAL, visit the newly launched website at www.recal-project.eu

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or HADEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Grant agreement ID: 101138747

Author: Tristan Bath, EU Project & Communication Manager, RTDS

Date: 21st May 2024

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