What is ReMade@ARI?

ReMade@ARI (REcyclable MAterials DEvelopment at Analytical Research Infrastructures) is funded by the EU Commission’s Horizon Europe programme and co-funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.

The project commits to leverage the development of innovative, sustainable materials for key components in the most diverse sectors, such as electronics, batteries, vehicles, construction, packaging, plastics, textiles and food on an unprecedented level.

The overarching vision of the ReMade@ARI consortium is to make a substantial contribution towards breaking the vicious circle of shrinking resources and increasing amounts of waste, in an area in which only the consortium members possess the necessary advanced research infrastructures and the expertise to contribute.

A radical shift to the circular economy is urgently needed to cope with the challenge of finite resources decreasing at a frightening pace while the quantity of waste increases alarmingly. The European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) adopted in March 2020 has identified seven key product value chains that must rapidly become circular, given their environmental impacts and circularity potentials: electronics, batteries and vehicles, construction, textiles, food, water and nutrients, plastics and packaging. This requires substantial research on materials with a very high recycling capability while exhibiting competitive functionalities.

In ReMade@ARI, the most significant European analytical research infrastructures join forces to pioneer a support hub for materials research facilitating a step change to the Circular Economy. ReMade@ARI offers coordinated access to more than 50 European analytical research infrastructures representing a broad landscape of facilities constituting which constitutes an unprecedented offer for the user communities.

The project provides scientists who are working on the design of new recyclable materials with analytical tools that enable them to explore the properties and the structure of their material in smallest details up to atomic resolution.

At the core of the consortium are six initiatives from the ARIE network:

Together, the ARIEs represent the widest and most mature set of analytical research infrastructures in the world.

ARIE networks involved

In addition to ARIE facilities, ReMade@ARI brings in further non-ARIE Network partners to complete the service offering: the University of Bonn, the Danish Technology Institute, as well as CERIC-ERIC, NanoEnviCz and the mono-energetic positron source (MePS) at the ELBE Centre for High-power Radiation Sources.

Non-ARIE partners