Call for action is now
Behind the newly announced EU regulation is the urgent need for a more sustainable cycle of critical raw materials. By recovering dissolved raw materials with industry-leading technologies, we turn low-value, toxic streams into green, profitable and future-proof business.
of EU’s 2030 REE demand for clean energy technologies could be produced from mining wastewaters.
of EU’s magnesium demand could be produced from kraft pulp mills waste material currently disposed in landfills.
of EU’s borate consumption could be recovered from chemical industry wastewater.
Main factors to consider
Regulation and security
Boosting the EU's self-sufficiency, the newly announced regulation aims at reducing the significant risk of critical material shortages in metals and minerals. Currently, up to 100% of the supply of certain critical materials is in the hands of non-EU producers.
Daily missed value
Our unique technology not only makes the recovery of dissolved critical materials more efficient, but also helps companies to avoid losing value. When stricter regulations come into force, the lost value for companies that do not take action will be significant.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Raw materials production is a major source of Scope 3 emissions. Recovering materials from secondary sources is the most effective way to achieve a zero-emission future. Our winning technology cleverly enables lower operating costs while resulting in less waste produced.
Meet the 4D Scavenger®
Weefiner is the leader in the recovery of dissolved metals and nutrients. With our unique 4D Scavenger® water treatment technology, we are bringing everyday added value to our partners around the world.
Through selective recovery, side streams can be harnessed as resource to maximise the full potential of existing mining operations.
Industrial process streams and waste water contain huge amounts of unused raw materials. Our selective recovery technology will turn previously wasted valuable resources into true circular economy.
Maximise the financial value of your processes by recovering precious metals from batch processes and waste streams. Recovered metal concentrations can be easily recycled back into the original process or alternatively sold on.
Critical Raw Materials Resilience Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability
Description: This document describes the general problem setting, challenges for a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials and actions to increase EU resilience and open strategic autonomy.