ANTS successful in BMBF call “KuRT”


ANTS was successful in the BMBF call for proposals "Resource-efficient circular economy - plastics recycling technologies (KuRT)", two projects with ANTS participation were recommended for funding for the concept phase implementation.

The aim of the ReVise project is to increase the mechanical recycling process efficiency of post-consumer plastic lightweight packaging (LWP) waste by minimising the loss of recyclables to energy recovery and improving the pre-concentrate and recyclate qualities. Sensor-based material flow information is to be used in the future to improve process control in the sorting plant through automated plant feeding and targeted material flow control. In the approved nine-month concept phase, the technical feasibility of sensor-based material flow characterisation and the dosing and balancing of LWP waste will be demonstrated firstly. Project results are discussed at a workshop with stakeholders and lead to a plant concept for the subsequent implementation phase. ANTS is the consortium leader of the project; partners come from mechanical and plant engineering, the recycling industry and the chemical industry.

In the second cooperation project, plastic-rich waste streams are to be made usable through chemical processes. ANTS provides support both in mechanical pre-treatment and in questions of sustainability assessment.

The target start date for both projects is 1 September 2021.