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Green Chemistry and Processes for the Environment Platform
The Green Chemistry and Processes for the Environment Platform develops materials and processes for environmental applications,
recycling, renewable energy components, hydrogen technologies, and carbon capture and recycling. The platform's philosophy is that the circular economy is an innovation driver. This means developing
processes that severely limit the use of critical materials, that have the recovery and recycling of materials built-in, and that include plans for reuse of materials in the original or related processes.
The platform is home to
experts in chemistry, chemical synthesis, chemical and physicochemical processes, and material forming processes. It is also staffed by people knowledgeable about
lifecycle analysis to ensure that the environmental impacts of the processes developed are limited.
Materials can be synthesized and eco-processed at the
pilot scale to facilitate scaling them up for industrial implementation.
Researchers at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, have developed a process for recycling permanent magnets to recover their rare-earth minerals. The new magnets can contain up to 25% recycled material.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.