Peittoo Recycling Park – a test environment for productizing industrial side streams

Peittoo Recycling Park
Peittoo Recycling Park in City of Pori. © Prizztech Oy

The City of Pori and Prizztech Oy, a business development company for the Satakunta region, are charting the unutilized side streams in industry and construction and identifying viable uses for them. The project places special emphasis on trials that can be conducted at the Peittoo Recycling Park in Pori.

The Peittoo Recycling Park will become a node for processing, storing and utilizing waste, where material streams from a wide area converge. It will also produce new raw materials and renewable energy. The aim is to use a variety of practical trials to reduce waste and create new business opportunities.

Magnet scrap drives new motors

The project will be carrying out an industrial trial related to recycling magnet scrap and finding methods to separate magnets from other scrap. The goal is for the Peittoo area is to be eventually used as an intermediate storage and processing area for magnet materials.

Magnets in scrap metal contain valuable rare-earth metals. Materials extracted from used magnets could be used to replace some of the virgin raw materials being imported to Europe. The raw materials from magnets removed from discontinued motors can be reused in the magnets of electric car motors and wind turbines, for example. This conserves natural resources.

Using foundry industry by-products for earthworks

Two test fields are being constructed in Peittoo for testing the viability of foundry industry by-products in earthwork operations. The project will determine whether or not virgin rock materials can be replaced with a mixture of foundry sand and other recycled materials. An additional aim is to find other corresponding uses for the mixture.

The project is being carried out by the City of Pori and Prizztech Oy.

Schedule

  • 11/2016–12/2020

More information

  • Project Manager Tuula Raukola, firstname.lastname@prizz.fi, Prizztech Oy

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Published 2019-07-19 at 10:22, updated 2020-01-24 at 16:07