Aiming to build a resilient and more sustainable supply chain for magnetic rare earth materials and products in Europe


The project REEsilience is funded by the European Union’s research and innovation programme Horizon Europe (GA No. 101058598) and coordinated by the Institute for Precious Metals and Technology (STI) of Pforzheim University, Germany and will last until June 2026. The consortium comprises 16 project partners and two associated partners from ten European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom).

REEsilience aims to create new market opportunities for critical raw materials sustainably produced in Europe by developing digitised, resource-efficient and resilient Rare Earth supply chains to produce strong Permanent Magnets needed by the e-mobility, renewable energy and other strategic sectors. Its innovative and holistic approach establishes a direct link between raw materials producers and end users. It creates new circular business models with a convincing and quantified socio-economic impact by increasing Europe’s raw materials supply capability and providing high value-added and more sustainable products with enhanced functional properties.

HyProMag’s role in the project is to look at separation and recycling of end of life NdFeB magnets. Our patented process is able to provide the lowest energy and shortest loop recycling of sintered NdFeB currently in use. We aim to improve that process and become an integrated part of the developing holistic supply chain. Working together is crucial in order to realise the efficiency and quality required to supply this critical material into a rapidly expanding market.