REMADE Institute Announces Awardees
of First Project Funding Round

The REMADE Institute is proud to announce the selection of its first public-private partnership projects focused on driving down the cost of technologies needed to reuse, recycle and remanufacture materials such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste. 

the seventeen selected projects have a total value of $10M, comprised of cost-share contribution and $4M in federal funding. The project teams represent partnerships from 30 organizations across industry, academia, national labs, and trade associations.


Recycling & Recovery

Pushing the State of the Art in Steel Recycling through Innovation in Scrap Sorting and Impurity Removal - Colorado School of Mines 

Development of New Cost-Effective Methods for Removing Trace Contaminants in Recycled Metals - Ohio State University, Alcoa, CompuTherm

Determining Material, Environmental, and Economic Efficiency of Sorting and Recycling Mixed Flexible Packaging and Plastic Wrap - American Chemistry Council, Resource Recycling Systems, Idaho National Lab

Evaluation of logistics Systems for Collection, Reprocessing, and Production of Secondary Feedstocks from e-Waste - Idaho National Lab, SunnKing 

Demineralization of Carbon Black Derived from End-of-Life Tires - University of Utah, OTR Wheel Engineering, Green Carbon, Inc., Idaho National Lab 

Scalable High Shear Catalyzed Depolymerization of Multilayer Plastic Packaging - University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Michigan State, Unilever, American Chemistry Council, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Remanufacturing & End-of Life Reuse

Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation of Fatigue Damage Based on Multi-Sensor Fusion - University of Illinois, Penn State

Non-Destructive In-Process Assessment of Thermal Spray Repairs - Caterpillar, Inc., Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, ITAMCO

Epoxy/Silicon Potting Material Removal for Greater Recovery of Circuit Boards - Rochester Institute of Technology, Caterpillar, Inc., CoreCentric

Remaining Life Determination - Rochester Institute of Technology,
Caterpillar, Inc., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Non-Destructive Evaluation of In-Flight Particle Dynamics and Intrinsic Properties for Thermal Spray Repairs - John Deere,  Iowa State University

Condition Assessment of Used Electronics - Caterpillar, Inc., Rochester Institute of Technology, CoreCentric

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Manufacturing Materials Optimization

Increasing Melt Efficiency and Secondary Alloy Usage In Aluminum Die Casting - Ohio State University, North America Die Casting Association, Alcoa Technical Center



Design for Recovery, Reuse, Remanufacturing & Recycling (Re-X)

Development of an Industrially Relevant RE-SOLAR Design Framework - University of Pittsburgh, University of California, Irvine, First Solar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Photo credit: Daria Nepriakhina

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Systems Analysis

Systems Analysis for PET and Olefin Polymers in a Global Circular Economy - Michigan Technological University, Idaho National Lab, American Chemistry Council

Mapping the Materials Base for REMADE - Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Assessment of Opportunities and Technologies for Reducing Energy Consumption Through Resource Recovery - Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology National Renewable Energy Laboratory