CIRCE analyzes any product whose components are composed mainly of materials considered critical by the European Commission to look for alternative materials, reducing their dependence and improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the final product.
- Analyze the use of the necessary raw materials, from their manufacture to the processes of disassembly, fragmentation and recycling operations that take place during the end of life.
- Evaluate the amount of critical materials used
- To compare, using Exergy as an indicator, the impact of the raw materials demanded.
- Identify which components demand the most Exergy (critical materials) and evaluate their criticality in terms of geological availability, evolution of the estimated demand and the evolution of recyclability from the present to a time frame to be defined (commonly 25 years from now).