News Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:00:25 +0000 en-gb Presentation of the project in the Word Environment Day event in Pamplona Presentation of the project in the Word Environment Day event in Pamplona
Last 3rd of June 2016 Lurederra attended to the World Environmental Day celebrated in Pamplona. The main objective of the activities is to shown different alternatives of green economy and how is possible to reach a more ecologic economy for Navarra in an individual way. Lurederra published the MAGNETRONIC project within wastes and recycling sector. With this idea, Lurederra exposed samples of material to explain the activities of the project and the typology of products obtained.
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Why second life NdFeB magnets such as the ones recycled in MAGNETRONIC-REC could be interesting on many levels? Recently, an article about the importance of recycling of NdFeB magnets in the wind industry has been published in the web of daily mail. The article explain the natural disaster caused, in the mining town of Baiyun Obo, south of Mongolia, by the accumulation of highly toxic and radioactive waste resulting from the extraction and production of rare earths. Such spills are directly accumulated in a lake that is already known today as the most polluting in the world, releasing a huge smell of sulfur and acidity over any parameter. These materials can be found in the magnets of the wind turbines, engines in electric cars, in tablets and flat-screen TVs, among others. The boom in technology that has increased the value of these lands justifies all those responsible for the business. In addition, the article mentions the importance of recycling magnets containing these elements, in order to reduce or even eradicate these spills in the near future.]]> (Super User) News Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:55:44 +0000 What are Rare Earths? What are Rare Earths?
Rare earths (REE) are a group of 17 chemical elements comprising Scandium (Sc-21), Yttrium (Y-39) and the lanthanides: Lanthanum (La-57), Cerium (Ce-58), Praseodymium (Pr-59), Neodymium (Nd-60), Promethium (Pm-61), Samarium (Sm-62), Europium (Eu-63), Gadolinium (Gd-64), Terbium (Tb-65), Dysprosium (Dy-66), Holmium (Ho-67), Erbium (Er-68), Thulium (Tm-69), Ytterbium (Yb-70) and Lutetium (Lu-71). These special metals began to be discovered in the late 18th century, and Promethium was the last one to be discovered, in 1945. Really, “rare earth elements are neither rare, nor earth”. The term "rare earth" does not refer to the quantity present in the earth's crust, but how complicated is, in some cases, to separate the element from the other minerals that accompany it, since it is very unusual to find rare earths in a pure form. They are grouped together as a family because of their incredible chemical similarities. Close analogy to the chemical behaviour of rare earth makes their extraction process, and subsequent separation and purification, tedious and complex (in some cases can involve over 1500 steps). Notwithstanding, they are the elements that have become irreplaceable to our world of technology owing to their unique magnetic, phosphorescent, electric and catalytic properties. The applications of rare earths are very…
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1st Follow up Meeting of the MAGNETRONIC project On Tuesday March 10, 2015 was held at the facilities of Lurederra Technological Center the first follow-up meeting of the MAGNETRONIC project.
During the meeting, which counted on the presence of members of the four project partners (Coolrec BV, Machinefabriek Otto Schouten, Magnet Sales & Service LTD and Centro Tecnológico LUREDERRA as project Coordinator), the most relevant aspects of the project were discussed, concerning the results derived from the activities developed so far, as well as other general aspects such as management, financial and economic matters.
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Kick off meeting of the project ECO MAGNETRONIC-REC in LUREDERRA On 9th September 2014 was celebrated the Kick-off meeting of the project DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A RECYCLING LINE FOR NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON (NIB) MAGNETS FROM ELECTRONIC WASTES “MAGNETRONIC-REC” (ECO/13/630354) at Lurederra facilities. The project with a total budget of 1.197.713 €, was launched in July of this year and it is at 50% co-financed by the European Union through the ECO-INNOVATION Programme.
The aim of the project is to construct at a competitive scale a recycling line for neodymium-iron-boron (NIB) magnets from different electronic wastes, with a capacity of 80 tonnes of NIB powder/year, which will enable the recovery of those magnets for their further use in the same or other applications, and consequently, the recycling of rare earths (RE) materials, which are widely consumed in Europe but not extracted or produced Total consortium partners of the project MAGNETRONIC-REC: Coolrec BV (Netherlands), Machinefabriek Otto Schouten (Netherlands), Magnet Sales & Service LTD (UK) and Technological Centre Lurederra (Spain) – host and coordinator- attended the Kick off meeting.
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