Eco Recycling is a company created in 2008 by University researchers, and two SMEs involved in recycling and treatment of industrial wastes. The initial aim of this spin-off addressed the technology transfer of a new patent developed to recycle alkaline spent batteries. This activity was then extended to the valorization of other wastes such as spent catalysts, WEEE and other spent batteries. Th project manager of the LiBat Project is Prof. Francesca Pagnanelli.
MISSION AND ACTIVITIES:
Development of innovative processes, process and plant design, assistance for start up, management and personnel training, chemical analysis for environmental control and process optimization.
PROJECTS AND FINANCING
“Green Batteries” Project financed by MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education): hydrometallurgical process to separate zinc and manganese from spent alkaline batteries (EP 1684369 A1 20060726).
“HydroWEEE” and “HydroWEEE Demo” Projects financed by the FP7: innovative HYDROmetallurgical processes and demonstration project to recover metals from WEEE including lamps and batteries (EP 2450991A1).
“Photorec” financed by “Regione Lazio”: development of a recycling process for photovoltaic panels.
“NANOHYDRO” national project financed by Filas: process to produce metals nanoparticles using leaching solution from WEEE hydrometallurgical treatments.
"PHOTOLIFE" cofinanced by EU LIFE Programme: Process and automated pilot plant for simultaneous and integral recycling of different kinds of photovoltaic panels.
"MEMBER" cofinanced by H2020: Advanced membranes and membrane assisted processes for pre- and post- combustion CO2 capture.
"ORIFO" national project cofinanced by "Ministero dell'Ambiente": Optimization of a zero-waste treatment for the recycling of photovoltaic modules at the end of their life.