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FORESi

FOstering a Recycled European Silicon supply

€9M (90M NOK)

EU Funding

The FORESi project aims at FOstering a Recycled European Silicon supply through the first worldwide industrial demonstration of a cradle-to-cradle Silicon value chain. To contribute to a sustainable energy sovereignty for Europe, FORESi will demonstrate a circular recycling process from end-of-life photovoltaic (PV) panels towards new PV and EV batteries applications. The project will demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental viability of the entire recycling process, and deliver the design of an optimised recycling turnkey factory of end-of-life PV panels, paving the way for a European industrial mass production of recycled Silicon. FORESi will also develop an online integrated platform for recovery of PV panels and deliver a PV Testing Methodology to Reuse and Repair EoL PV modules.

Coordinator: SiPOW AS

Consortium Partners:

  • RECMA
  • LATVIJAS TEHNOLOGISKAIS CENTRS NODIBINAJUMS - LTC
  • BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT. - BZN
  • BORALEX
  • APPLIED MATERIALS ITALIA SRL
  • MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY SA - MASSO
  • COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES - CEA
  • HESPUL ASSOCIATION - HESPUL ASSOCIATION
  • CARBON
  • SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE - STUBA

  • Develop and demonstrate new processes for PV logistics collection, reuse and repair at EU level.
  • Demonstrate a fully automatised dismantling machine and a novel sustainable chemical process to recycle end-of-life PV modules, targeting at least a 95% recovery rate.
  • Demonstrate at industrial level a new purification process of silicon from different waste scraps in order to produce High Pure Monocrystalline Silicon.
  • Demonstrate the circularity potential of the PV value chain by producing new solar cells with up to 15% upcycled Silicon from end-of-life PV modules.
  • Assess and define the optimal parameters to reach the highest economic, technical, social and environmental positive impact along the recycling value chain.
  • Provide a design of a PV recycling turnkey factory together with EU policy recommendations to increase the sustainability and future resilience of the European Silicon PV value chain.
  • Ensure the scale-up of FORESi innovations on the long run through realistic exploitation strategies, inter-cluster cooperation and stakeholder’s engagement
Engine
Layout / number of cylinders 6
Displacement 3.4 l
Engine Layout Mid-engine
Horespower 315 hp
@ rpm 6,700 rpm
Torque 266 lb.-ft.
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Performance
Top Track Speed 173 mph
0 - 60 mph 4.8 s
Transmission
Manual Gearbox 6-speed with dual-mass flywheel and self-adjusting clutch
Fuel consumption
City (estimate) 20
Highway (estimate) 28
Body
Length 172.2 in.
Width 70.9 in.
Height 50.4 in.
Wheelbase 97.4 in.
Maximum payload 739 lbs
Curb weight 2910 lbs
Capacities
Luggage compartment volume 5.3 cu. ft. (front) / 4.6 cu. ft. (rear)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.9 gal.

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Project Name FORESi
COORDINATOR: SiPOW AS
Call HORIZON-CL4-2023
SPec. RESILIENCE-01
Type of Action: HORIZON-IA
Duration: 36 months
Budget 90M NOK (9M Eur)
Partners: 11

FORESi

  • Start 2024
  • End 2026

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon programme under grant agreement No. 101138503.

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