Lead Partner: VITO

ElectroFlex will unite and unlock Europe’s infrastructure and expertise on (bio)electrochemical metal recovery.


ElectroFlex wants to boost innovation for valorizing complex, low-grade ores and residues by bringing together infrastructure on electrochemical metal recovery in Europe and offer it to potential customers on a comprehensive way.

The solution (technology)

The ElectroFlex network will provide easy access to equipment and expertise via a web-based tool and a central point-of-contact, matching demand and offer. The infrastructure of the network will include equipment at lab and pilot scale, production of electrochemical components, equipment for material and electrochemical characterisation and modelling software.


Active from April 2017 to March 2020.

Project coordination and management

Partner: VITO NV
Joost Helsen (Tel: +32 14 33 69 40)
Deepak Pant (Tel: +32 14 33 69 69)
Email: electroflex@vito.be
Website: electroflex.zerowastecluster.eu

ElectroFlex service platform  electroflex.zerowastecluster.eu



LogoPartner namePartner typeLocationWebsite
Aalto-KorkeakoulusaatioHigher educationFinlandwww.aalto.fi
Chalmers tekniska högskola ABHigher educationSwedenwww.chalmers.se
Ghent UniverstiyHigher educationBelgiumwww.ugent.be
Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenHigher educationBelgiumwww.kuleuven.be
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule AachenHigher educationGermanywww.rwth-aachen.de
Stichting WetsusResearch organisationNetherlandswww.wetsus.nl
Technische Universität Bergakademie FreibergHigher educationGermanytu-freiberg.de
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTTResearch organisationFinlandwww.vttresearch.com
Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NVResearch organisationBelgiumwww.vito.be