System innovation


Today, 20 percent of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) consumption comes from green technologies and estimates for 2030 predict a doubling of requirements from 2010 levels. Rising demand for CRMs and limited supply undermine the resilience of EU businesses, threatening the levers of the Green New Deal for an equitable, zero-emissions economy.

In this context, HORIZON EUROPE has funded the CE-RISE project, whose consortium, led by NILU, consists of 22 partners including ERION. CE-RISE aims to develop an integrated framework and subsequent resource information system to identify optimal solutions for effective reuse, recovery and/or recycling of critical raw materials.

In the project, a set of criteria (RE criteria) will be developed to assess the extent to which products and components incorporated into them can be reused, repaired, refurbished, and/or recycled. Information on RE criteria and material composition of products will be integrated into the Digital Product Passport (DPP) along with information on the product’s environmental footprint (PEF) and socio-economic and environmental (SEE) impacts of RE processes to enable traceability of materials through the supply chain. In addition, project partners will develop an open-access software application to disseminate the information contained in the PLR and share it with all stakeholders, including consumers and policy makers. The results will be tested on four case studies.

ERION will have the role of testing the digital product passport database, and software applications developed in CE-RISE to support WEEE pre-processing facilities, operators in charge of preparing for reuse activities, and producers in the eco-design phase.


Duration: 2023-2026

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon programme under grant agreement N° 101092281