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).
  • Analyze the processes carried out in the product decontamination and fragmentation centers to identify options that improve the recyclability and recovery of materials.

Information is provided on each of the components and materials of the product analyzed, identifying those that are most critical from the point of view of their materials and providing solutions to improve their eco-design and recyclability.


  • Identifying

    Critical product components with high environmental, economic and raw material supply risks

  • Defining

    Eco-design measures to reduce criticality and improve recyclability of identified components.

  • Reducing

    Product costs and improve competitiveness by facilitating the circular economy

  • Avoids

    Dependence on materials with a high degree of supply risks


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