On June 1st 2021, it was officially kicked-off the European Project SUNRISE, which aims to develop new solutions for the separation and recycling of PVB films from laminated glass. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº958243.
On June 2020, the European Project ICEBERG was officially launched. The project aims to develop and demonstrate novel cost-effective circular smart solutions for an upgraded recovery of secondary building raw materials along the entire circular value chain: from end-of-life building materials (EBM) to new building products prepared for circularity, resource-efficiency and containing 30wt% to 100wt% of high-purity (>92%) recycled content. This will be undertaken through 6 pilot circular case studies, covering building materials accounting for more than 85% by weight of the European built environment.
Within the framework of the European Research project In4CIS, Lenz Instruments has started its design tasks for the optical inspection system for third generation photovoltaic devices based on CIGS technology.
In September 2019, the Research European Project In4CIS was started under the frame of the SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 program.
Shreddersort: Control of a metal separation plant using LIBS spectroscopy for the recycling industry. The challenge: On a conveyor belt at 2m / s, it is intended to develop a system that controls a metallic waste separation line by detection and blowing, and that synchronizes: (1) detection by inductive sensors of the position of each fragment, (2) the firing of a pulsed laser; (2) the acquisition of the optical emission spectrum of the plasma generated by the pulses; and (3) the activation of the blow valves.
Lenz Instruments will attend the TECNO CARNICA room of the FoodTech Exhibition (Stand A-270), which will be organized at Barcelona on 08-11 May. FoodTech trade fair is focused on food technology, and is one of the most prestigious one within the sector. With over 37,000 professional visitors from 115 different countries, FoodTech is attended by 660 commercial brands from local and international companies. Tecno Carnica – the exhibition hall focused on machinery, technology, equipment and supplies for the meat processing sector plays a key role in the fair, representing over 50% of the activity of the Fair.
SHREDDERSORT consortium is almost completing the construction of three individual sorting systems for the recycling of End of Live Vehicles scrap. The three sorting systems are:
The recycling industry is increasingly interested in new technologies to recover individual metals from different sources, including end-of-life vehicles, industrial waste, or municipal waste.
The Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA) organized a technical workshop at their facilities on the past December 17th, 2015. In the event, IRTA presented the results of a research study aiming at modelling the salt uptake process, in the production of dry-cured ham. The study, carried out in the framework of an European Research Project (www.procured.eu), showed the importance of monitoring the fat content in raw hams, to control the salt content in the final product.