EIT Crisis Response Initiative Budget: EUR 200 000
Innovation: Purified Metal Company developed an innovative and patented process to recycle steel scrap contaminated with asbestos and other toxic substances (e.g. chromium 6, mercury, PCBs, lead and cadmium). The end product (Purified Metal Blocks™ or PMBs) will be sold to steel factories and foundries. The PMBs have unique properties, namely the product is clean, has a high density and has a known chemical specification which is of great value to the customers. The customers of PMC are steel factories and foundries in Europe.
Expected Results: COVID-19 has caused a delay of the start of operation of PMC from the middle of July to the middle of August 2020. PMC has resumed its activities in summer and is planning the opening of the facility by autumn 2020.