The Sustainability Department performs research projects and technical consultancy in the domain of sustainable development considering environmental, social and economic dimensions.
The activities focus on the following fields:
Wastes valorization processes targeting to the use of solid-wastes/by–products from industrial, commercial, domestic or other streams, as raw materials in the manufacturing of new high added value products and/or to the exploitation of their energy content
Implementation of circular economy concepts fostering industrial symbiosis, where the wastes/ by-products of an industrial process become the raw materials for another
Product design to meet the challenge of scrap content increase, while allowing unhindered production process and satisfying product quality and application requirements
Process development/optimization towards products of reduced environmental footprint.
Metals recovery from industrial wastes/by–products of mining & metallurgical industry
EU Green Deal impact on metals sector; products - manufacturing processes
Guidance on interpretation/ implementation of high impact complex legislations (i.e. REACH)
Hazardousness/risk assessments of liquid and solid wastes
Solidification/stabilization of hazardous wastes for safe and cost-efficient disposal
ELKEME, Hellenic Research Centre for Metals S.A.
ELKEME was founded in 1999 to support the Hellenic Metallurgical Industry. Through a variety of state-of-the-art laboratories ELKEME focuses on industrial research and technological development/analysis in four major metal sectors: Aluminum, Copper, Steel and Zinc, providing efficient solutions to our customers.