SUPERMET project

Launch of the SUPERMET project website

Press release / December 17, 2018

The website has been designed to present and give news about SUPERMET research and development project, launched on 23rd May 2018. This website was finalized during the second regular project meeting held this time at Heraeus Company, Hanau (Germany) on October 17-18 2018.

About SUPERMET: the aim of SUPERMET project is to explore new and green techniques to recycle precious metals coming from spent catalysts. Precious metals have a broad application range e.g. in the petrochemistry, for automotive emission catalysts and in the fine chemistry. The main technical challenge in this project will be to develop and test new copolymers as extracting additives for the extraction of the precious metals in supercritical CO2 from spent catalysts.

This project has been laureate of ERA-MIN 2 call for proposal, co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Program of European Union. It is coordinated by Dr. Patrick Lacroix-Desmazes from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), ICGM group. The project gathers both companies and laboratories from France, Germany and Romania: IFS, Fraunhofer ICT, Heraeus , INOE-ICIA.


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