TREASURE was presented in the International Conference on Sustainable Minerals 2022

This was the 7th International Symposium on Sustainable Minerals (Sustainable Minerals ’22). It was organised by MEI in consultation with Prof Markus Reuter, researcher from TREASURE and it was sponsored by ZEISS, Metso Outotec, Hudbay Minerals, Weir Minerals, Capstone Copper and Promet101.

The rapid growth of the world economy is straining the sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources due to modern society’s extensive use of metals, materials and products. An astute and conscious application and use of metals, materials and products supported by the reuse and recycling of these materials and end-of-life products is imperative to the preservation of the Earth’s resources. The realisation of the ambitions of sustainable use of metals, materials and resources demands that the different disciplines of the material and consumer product system are connected and harmonised. This conference discussed all aspects of material and metal usage.

Abel Ortego Bielsa, researcher from Instituto CIRCE presented the work “Disassemblability assessment of car parts to improve their recyclability”. This work was developed with Alicia Valero Delgado, Ricardo Magdalena Zarzuela and Marta Iglesias Émbil from Instituto CIRCE and SEAT, S.A. The research carried out is part of the work developed in deliverable 3.2