PLATIRUS is a new EU Horizon 2020 project (SC5-13-2016, GA 730224), which aims at reducing the EU deficit of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). PLATIRUS aims to develop a miniaturised PGMs recovery process. Targeted secondary raw materials are autocatalysts, electronic waste (WEEE) and tailings and slags from nickel and copper smelters. KU Leuven and VITO are core partners in this project, which is coordinated by Tecnalia.
Read PLATIRUS press release here: 20161108-platirus-project-press-release-kick-off-partner