The demand for critical raw materials (rare metals, rare earths) is skyrocketing as we decarbonise our economies and societies. However, these metals cause new economic and strategic dependencies, and the processes used in extracting and refining them are far from being environmentally friendly.
Alternative materials, new technologies and processes are needed. Fast.
WHAT IS AT
>WHAT IS THE GRANDCHALLENGE ABOUT
The Joint European Disruptive Initiative, the European ARPA,
will launch scientific & technology Challenges around:
RECYCLE 90% OF BATTERIES
WIND FARMS WITHOUT RARE EARTHS
ELECTROLYZERS WITH NEW MEMBRANES
FUEL CELLS WITHOUT CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS
ENVIRONMENTAL-FRIENDLY RARE EARTH MINING
ELECTRIC MOTORS WITHOUT RARE EARTHS
RECYCLE LITHIUM IN BATTERIES
Starting soon, we will be welcoming all proposals from the best teams globally that can provide solutions to one of the 5 Challenges listed above.
We will then finetune specific JEDI Challenges with highly-ambitious metrics for success, that will be launched in the coming months.