GR-LUD's scientist, Dr Ajay Patil wins a Tech4Impact project

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CECO-MET, a project launched at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen, Switzerland, is one of six winners of the 2020 Switzerland Innovation Tech4Impact Initiative, a national startup competition that attracted 98 applications from Switzerland’s cutting-edge research and innovation ecosystem.

Dr. Ajay Patil, a PSI Founder Fellow and current scientific collaborator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne EPFL was awarded an 85,000 Swiss Francs for its groundbreaking recycling technology enabling the recovery of rare earth metals from electronic waste, CECO-MET (an abbreviation for Circular ECOnomy in practice by recycling critical METals) is a project led by chemist.

This project aims to use this monetary award to develop a complete pilot system for the recycling of rare earth metals such as neodymium and dysprosium, both of which are highly relevant raw material elements for the clean energy and e-mobility-industry.

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