Challenge Finland Project MINEWEEE - maximizing the value from metal recycling and End-of-Life electronics
The aim of MINEWEEE was to close the loop along metal-containing waste and WEEE recycling in order to increase added value from metal-containing waste streams and execute a proof-of-concept for the MINEWEEE process. The innovative and scalable MINEWEEE recycling concept integrates mechanical, thermal and hydrometallurgical unit processes in a unique way, thus increasing overall recovery of valuable materials from End-of-Life electronics and minimizing process rejects along the metal recycling value chain.
The consortium of MINEWEEE consisted of VTT and Aalto University as research partners and LHJ Oy, BMH Technology Oy, Syrmet Oy, Teknologiateollisuus ry and Kuusakoski Oy as industrial partners. We accomplished a business feasibility study on the MINEWEEE process.