Interview with Zhangqi Wang, Junior Assistant Research & Development at Accurec


What is the role of Acccurec (ACC) within RECYCALYSE? What are the main challenges for the company?

ACC is responsible for investigating the recyclability of the proton exchange membrane electrolyser system within RECYCALYSE.

The main challenge for ACC is to carry out a recycling process which could recover the main metal -Titanium (Ti) and the non-waste Platinum-Group-Metals (PGMs) such as Platinum or Ruthenium.

To overcome this challenge, ACC is going to develop an automated separating process, which divides the Ti and the electrode parts. The bipolar parts will be recycled by focusing mainly on Ti recovery, while the electrodes will be further focused on PGMs recovery.