The PCR Project Explained

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During the construction of the demonstration plant the project made a video on the construction and explaining the concept of zinc recycling. Watch the following video.

Update Demonstration Project

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The year 2021 has been a very bust year for the PCR project, and despite the challenges of the pandemic the project succeeded to realize the phase 2 demonstration. The construction of the demonstration plant has been accomplished and currently the plant is being commissioned.… Read More »Update Demonstration Project

Update June 2019

After performing successful prototype tests in 2017 and early 2018 the project had some delay in taking the next steps of scaling up to demonstration scale. Due to the the complexity of the technology and the project it was decided to scale up to the… Read More »Update June 2019

Notice board PCR project

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The beneficiaries implemented the following notice board for the PCR project. The Notice Board is placed at Petroleumweg 32-D, Vondelingenplaat, and is visible for public.

Succesful Prototype operation

Elemetal successfully operated her prototype plant over the months of April, May and June 2017. This prototype plant can process non-ferrous streams containing copper and zinc from all different recycling markets like bottom ash, electronics, car shredding, automotive car shredding residue, etc.. Elemetal is able… Read More »Succesful Prototype operation


The goal of the PCR demonstration project is to contribute to the application of community environmental policy and legislation by demonstrating a first full scale application. Both the technical and economic feasibility of operating the innovative Elemetal Copper Recovery (ECR) process will be assessed by… Read More »LIFE14 ENV/NL/000029 – LIFE PCR