KuRT (concept phase): SyKuRA - Systemic Plastics Recycling from End-of-Life Vehicles

The overall objective of the planned joint project "Systemic plastics recycling from end-of-life vehicles (SyKuRA)" is to make a significant contribution to the optimized solution of a major challenge in the field of plastics recycling. challenge in the field of plastics recycling. This is an important step towards the intelligent handling of plastics from one of the most important post-consumer sectors. be achieved. This overall goal includes the following specific objectives:

  • Significant reduction of waste plastic streams to waste incinerators and landfills through optimized recycling,
  • Reduce the environmental impact of end-of-life vehicle recycling in Germany,
  • Contribution to the operationalization of the EU Commission's recently published strategy "Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment" recently published by the EU Commission and the objectives of the European Green Deal.
  • Improving the economic viability of recycling plastics from end-of-life vehicles,
  • Developing and implementing innovative technological processes for different sub-fractions of plastics from end-of-life vehicles.
  • To achieve a leading position in the field of plastics recycling from end-of-life vehicles with correspondingly high potential for sales and export opportunities for the German companies involved.

The project objectives are to be achieved by designing a systemic approach to solving the challenge of comprehensive recycling of the plastics fraction in end-of-life vehicles. This concept comprises the further development or new development of a combination of mechanical and chemical recycling as well as optimized feedstock recycling tailored to the different sub-fractions of the plastic streams from end-of-life vehicles.

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Status of project

End of project: 2022

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Funded by

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project partners

Clausthal University of Technology
Clausthal University of Technology, Institute of Mineral and Waste Processing, Waste Disposal and Geomechanics (IFAD)