Aluminum in circle economy

2021 - 2024

From waste through hydrogen energy to alumina.

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Aluminum is a high-demand material in Europe and although much of it can be recycled, large quantities of it still end up as polluting waste in landfills. Therefore, the goal of this project is to investigate innovative ways to produce hydrogen using aluminum-water reactions. In addition, the project will investigate ways to recycle the by-products from these reactions to reclaim the aluminum using a carbon-free electrolysis process.

Role in project

Investigate ways to recycle the by-products from the aluminum-water reactions to reclaim the aluminum using a carbon-free electrolysis process.

Partners

ICELAND

- University of Iceland
- IceTec

LATVIA

- The Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP) at the University of Latvia

LITHUANIA

- Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI)

Dedicated website

Contact

Guðmundur Gunnarsson

gudmundur [at] taeknisetur.is

Acknowledgements

Project is financially supported from the Baltic Research Programme project No. EEA-RESEARCH-92 “Aluminum in circle economy - from waste through hydrogen energy to alumina (AliCE-Why)” under the EEA Grant of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (project contract EEZ/BPP/VIAA/2021/5.

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