New Research project "ReVise-UP" startedCopyright: © ANTS
Kick-off meeting of the ReVise-UP research project
Research project "ReVise-UP" started to improve the process efficiency of mechanical plastics recycling using sensor technology
In September 2023, the BMBF-funded research project ReVise-UP ("Improving the process efficiency of mechanical recycling of post-consumer plastic packaging waste through intelligent material flow management - implementation phase") started. In the four-year implementation phase, the transparency and efficiency of mechanical plastics recycling is to be increased by developing and demonstrating sensor-based material flow characterization methods on an industrial scale.
Based on the data transparency generated by sensor data, the current plastics recycling shall be improved by three effects: First, data transparency is intended to create positive incentives for improved collection and product qualities and thus increased recyclate quantities and qualities. Second, sensor-based material flow characteristics are to be used to adapt sorting, treatment and plastics processing processes to fluctuating material flow properties. Third, the improved data situation should enable a holistic ecological and economic evaluation of the value chain.
A total of 17 research institutes, associations and industrial partners are participating in ReVise-UP. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding ReVise-UP with €3.92 million as part of the funding guideline "Resource-efficient recycling management - plastics recycling technologies (KuRT)".
Project partners in ReVise-UP are:
Institut für Anthropogene Stoffkreisläufe der RWTH Aachen University (Konsortialleiter)
Associated partners in ReVise-UP are: