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The European Project ReSiELP “Recovery of Silicon and other materials from End-of-Life Photovoltaic started

The European Project ReSiELP “Recovery of Silicon and other materials from End-of-Life Photovoltaic Panels”, which has already started, is coordinated by CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and involves CETMA (DCE - Diagnostics and Civil Engineering Area) as partner.

The Project, funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), under the “Raw material” thematic area (eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-raw-materials), aims at realizing in Italy, by 2020, a pilot plant for recycling/recovering of materials coming from photovoltaic panels (glass and aluminum – 85% by weight, but also silicon, silver and copper – 15% by weight). The Project concept is in line with the European Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) that requires, by August 2018, the recovery of 85% by weight of end-of-life photovoltaic panels.

The DCE Area of CETMA, in partnership with ITO (a leading construction company in the South of Italy), will be involved in research activities related to glass scraps recycled from photovoltaic panels; the aim will be the development and technology transfer, on industrial scale, of sustainable solutions and components for the civil sector.

This is the starting point of a new and exciting challenge for DCE Area which, in the last years, transformed the materials recycling in one of its strength points for sustainable building!

For further information:
Agnese Attanasio, CETMA | Area DCE – Diagnostic and Civil Engineering; agnese.attanasio@cetma.it