For two days, June 23 and 24, the PLAST2bCLEANED consortium partners were reunited in an online meeting to discuss about the achievements to date and the next foreseen actions.
Gaiker, company responsible for the preprocess: sensing and sorting, presented, among other points, the equipment they are using in the laboratory, already set up and calibrated: the RAMAN spectrometers.
TNO, as leaders for the Process development: dissolution and recovery, explained that they have already defined the reference samples; they have established the experimental procedure and recovered products analysed and they also investigated the first filtration characteristics.
From their part, Fraunhofer ICT is just starting with the Process system integration and scaleup expected from this month 12.
Coolrec, as leaders of work package 4 related to performance testing of process and products, explained that they have established the procedure for X-ray fluorescence: sampling and testing, their chemical analysis was chosen for the assessment of different parameters as well, and the target for upgrade defined.
Regarding the environmental and economic assessment, also carried out by TNO, a first screening life cycle assessment was performed.
Sustainable Innovations was in charge of presenting the advancement in terms of the Key Performing Indicators established at the beginning of the project for dissemination and they also organized a workshop to explore the possible exploitation routes and target markets.
Finally, TNO presented the updates regarding the management and coordination of the project and the status of the ethics requirements.
Juchheim, ICL Group, Electrolux, and Elix Polymers also participated actively in the discussions as consortium partners.