bifa-aktuell | 18.03.2024

Start of Quasar PV recycling research project

Kick-off on 7 and 8 February 2024 at the coordinator Sintef in Trondheim, Norway

The “Quasar” project is a four-year project with 20 international partners from Europe and the USA which is funded by the European Commission within the scope of Horizon Europe (grant agreement No. 101122298). 

The objective of the project is to achieve a 70 % ecoefficiency improvement in the recovery of photovoltaic modules through closed-loop recycling with highly improved recycling rates, systematic collection of PV modules and the system management via digital twins. Achievement of the project objectives is demonstrated by the setting up and operation of two pilot PV recycling plants in Europe.

bifa will determine the improvements achieved by the new, sustainable processes compared to a benchmark, which represents the state-of-the-art at the start of the project, with two eco-efficiency analyses, one after around 2/3 of the project period and one at the end of the project. Furthermore, bifa provides support with the assessment of the PV array dismantling and the collection systems as well as the strategy for utilisation of the results.