European international research project Circular Economy in the Data Centre Industry (CEDaCI) was granted an additional 1.245m Euros to extend its work into three more European countries in March. The project added Ireland, Belgium and Luxembourg to its geographical scope, in addition to the original countries France, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.
Scope of project
CEDaCI has a particular focus on the recovery of Critical Raw Materials, 30 elements identified by the EU as in short or politically unstable supply. With some predicted to run out in decades, the environmental risk associated with them is high. So too is the human risk, as some are mined in conflict zones, and this is something the project is keen to explore and quantify. However, the project also looks at water usage, toxicity waste and carbon emissions as part of the lifecycle analysis.
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