News | March 10, 2021

Recover valuable substances with ReCoVR

As a result of the growing world population, raw materials are becoming increasingly scarce. That is why we want to have a circular economy in 2050 in which all raw materials are reusable.

However, this requires new separation technologies that can recover valuable substances from streams that would otherwise have ended up as waste.

In the new ReCoVR project, researchers develop new materials and coatings for electrically powered separation technologies that are more energy efficient, cleaner and more specific than current separation methods.

The focus lies on five application areas:

  • Water purification
  • Isolating flavorings
  • Recycling chemicals
  • Recovering foods such as sugar and salt
  • Purifying proteins that are used, among other things, in the production of meat substitutes and high-protein dairy.

Visit the project page for more information.


University of Twente (UT), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Technical University Delft, Technical University Eindhoven, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, TNO, Avebe, Corbion, Dow Benelux BV, ArcelorMittal, Firmenich, Proxcys, Aquabattery, Turtle Tree Labs, Inopor-Rauschert, FTRJ, Water Future, Recell, Greencovery, Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT),, Water Europe, Waterschap Aa en Maas, KWR Water Research Institute (KWR), TKI Agri-Food, NL GUTS, Sustainable Food Initiative, Plastic Soup Foundation, TenCate Outdoor Fabrics and HHNK (Water Board Hollands Noorderkwartier).

This work is part of the research programme NWO Perspective and is partly financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
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