Launch of the Electrovalue Project website
Was launched by our partner
Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, ISQ, the Electrovalue Project
The project will develop and improve the recycling market for the
electrical and electronic (EE) products through the reuse and
recovery of EE components, providing support to the electrical and
electronic SMEs, in order to improve their competitiveness by
adopting sustainable waste management, materials and process
technologies by integrating Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and “valorisation”
of end-of-life in electric and electronic products.
Project funded by the European Commission as a part of the LIFE
ELECTROVALUE – MID TERM EVALUATION
- June 2010
In the ELECTROVALUE project Mid-Term Meeting,
held on June 16th, 2010 the current status of the project
was presented to the EC LIFE program Desk Officer and Financial
Officer. In this first half of the project, several components were
selected to be collected by the partner company, Interecycling, and
then sent to the partner company EMPLACE. This company will use
these components to build parts that will integrate the control
panel of the equipment selected as a case study.
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The Electrovalue Project was presented on the C3P and NASA Technical
“GLOBAL COLLABORATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY STRATEGIES", held
GE Global Research,
Garching, Germany, in November 10 - 12, 2009.
Three presentations were produced:
ELECTROVALUE Project: Towards E-Waste Recovery
Margarida Pinto, Director Assistant/Project Manager, ISQ – HQ
Assessment of WEEE Reuse in Electrovalue: An LCA Approach
Eduardo Silva, ISQ - HQ
E-waste Management: Market Impact from a Manager Perspective
Mónica Luízio, Amb3e -
The Electrovalue Project was introduced on the C3P and NASA
"Enhancing Mission through Proactive Environmental Risk Mitigation"
held at the University of California San Diego, November 18-20,
Eng. Margarida Pinto, from ISQ, made a presentation about the
Electrovalue Project under the title
SME Implementation of Lead-Free Soldering European Overview”.
and Electronic Eco-Assembly Alternatives for the valorisation of end-of life
products in the recycling market
submitted and approved by the European
develop and improve the recycling market for the electrical and electronic
(EE) products through the reuse and recovery of EE components, providing
support to the electrical and electronic SMEs, in order to improve their
competitiveness by adopting sustainable waste management, materials and
process technologies by integrating Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and
“valorisation” of end-of-life in electric and electronic products.
project will aim at the recovery and reuse of the more used or high value EE
components from a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly and less available
ones in the market and reusing them individually in other products.
Available and/or improved disassembly techniques will be used to
successfully remove the components and sort them in an appropriate way.
market for these recovered parts will need to be shown that final products
that use them will present the reliability expected. Therefore the project
addresses this by carrying out soldering trials, LCA and testing the
reliability of refurbishment boards against similar products that contain
only new parts (OEM-Original Equipment Manufacturers).
Parameters such as material costs, consumption, time, emissions, will be
very important for the final assessment of the implementation of such
project will also focus on the creation of specialised disassembly centres
at the recycling companies, leading to a new business opportunity for the
recycling market as well as new employment opportunities, and therefore to
the introduction of “valuable waste” in the market again.
development of a reused component database to support the recycling centres
in the evaluation of electric and electronic products, in terms of
eco-efficiency and reuse capability will be carried out in the project. This
tool will allow the SMEs to access all the information related to standards,
legislation, guidelines for compliance, waste management alternatives and to
compare the products in terms of ElectroValue particularly focused on
eco-efficiency, life time and reliability level. Waste management and costs
associated to each alternative, including a friendly user based photolibrary
to compare standard and reused EEE boards based the level of quality
required, will be approached.
management and EE components reuse assessment /Reliability issues
Project will start in January 2009 and will be finished in December 2011.
ISQ – Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade
- C3P – Centro Para Prevenção da Poluição
INTERECYCLING – Sociedade de Reciclagem S.A.
EMPLACE – Produção Electrónica S.A.
ANIMEE - Associação Portuguesa das Empresas do Sector Eléctrico
APEMETA – Associação Portuguesa de Empresas de
Last updated: 30/06/2010