The photovoltaic cells recovered by the pilot plant consist of silicon, aluminum, and silver. Silver is by far the material with the highest specific value within a photovoltaic panel, therefore, a chemical treatment using environmentally friendly reagents has been developed for its recovery.
A patent application for the process was filed in January 2023, and the experimental plant for chemical treatment of the cells is also under construction.
The development of this part of treatment was carried out as a result of winning the first Intesa SanPaolo InactionESG award received in 2022.
The other projects on PV recycling
An innovative plant for the recovery of the materials that compose the photovoltaic panels
RIS capacity building project to valorise the silicon of photovoltaic panels.
The project that aims to treat 3000 t/year of photovoltaic panels to recover 87% of materials with high purity
European research project to integrate the best recycling technologies together.