RemaNet research project – the future of sustainable reprocessing in Europe
In the current complex economic situation, European manufacturers are facing challenges such as raw material shortages, fluctuating costs and unpredictable delivery times. In line with the EU agenda, they need to help reduce environmental impact and achieve a zero-emission future. The most sustainable option is to rethink the life cycle of goods and find new approaches for a second life of products.
The RemaNet project aims to promote the dissemination of remanufacturing, recycling and material saving concepts. This is to be achieved through a digital platform that extends the remanufacturing value chain. The main objective is to establish a new remanufacturing business model by creating a community in which different players can contribute their expertise.
Digital tools on the platform are intended to harmonise supply and demand, enable the secure exchange of data and ensure the traceability of material and information flows. The platform will set a standard for production and remanufacturing and will be validated in five use cases, from automotive manufacturing to decarbonisation in the energy sector.
The research project is funded as part of the HORIZON project CORDIS.
The funding started in June 2022 and will last 4 years.