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Title: Substitution of rare-earths for advanced novel magnets in energy and transport applications.

ICCOM Principal Investigator: Claudio Sangregorio.

Project type: International – Horizon Europe.

Duration: 01/05/2024 – 30/04/2028.


Abstract: Modern technologies required for the transition to a climate-resilient sustainable green and digital future (wind generators, electric motors) heavily rely on rare-earth (REE) permanent magnets. However, with China covering 98% of the supply to Europe in 2022, the continent is left in an extremely vulnerable position with respect to these critical raw materials. In this framework, BEETHOVEN seeks to address the challenge brought forward in the Topic description to reduce the amount of REE employed in the new energy sector. The main goal of the project is to develop innovative and sustainable advanced magnetic materials that substitute REE in the energy and transportation sectors. We will work on developing and upscaling 3 types of magnetic phases: high-entropy alloys, ferrite-based composites and W-type ferrites, that could be deployed at large scale in the permanent magnets market.

Coordinator: Dr. Adrian Quesada, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain.

Partnership: CNR-ICCOM; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy; L’Urederra, Fundacion para el Desarrollo Tecnologico y Social. Spain; General Numerics Research Lab Ev, Germany; Institut Jozef Stefan, Slovenia; Kolektor Kfh Pogonski Sistemi in Komponente Doo, Slovenia; Universidad Complutense De Madrid, Spain; Wattsup Power As, Denmark; Uppsala Universitet, Sweden; Aarhus Universitet, Denmark; Stratagem Energy Ltd, Cyprus; Amen New Technologies Ike, Greece; A.B. Nalbandyan Institute of Chemical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Armenia.

ICCOM participants: Claudio Sangregorio, Mariella Liberti.

Financed by: European Commission, HORIZON-RIA – HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions,Call HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-TWO-STAGE, project code n. 101129912.

Project overall budget: 6.759.523,75 €

ICCOM overall budget: 325.625 €

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