Research & Development
As the name suggests, JPM Silicon is all about silicon. To be more precise, silicon for solar cells and thus green solar power. Based on a new process for obtaining silicon, we now cover the entire recycling cycle of silicon-based solar modules. From second-life solutions for disused solar modules, the subsequent recycling of the solar modules, to the recycling of the silicon. Research and development are therefore part of our DNA, so that we are active in various research projects together with partners.
Our research projects
along the value chain
Quartz & Carbon
Quartz (SiO2) and carbon are the raw materials for silicon production. Together with partners, we are developing a unique raw material test in order to increase resource and energy efficiency.
Today, silicon is extracted from quartz and coal in electric arc furnaces. We are researching new, energy-efficient production processes and the use renewable raw materials.
Currently our focus is on the recycling of the sawing waste, whereby we continuously develop our technologies.
In addition to silicon, solar modules contain a large number of valuable raw materials such as glass, plastics, metals and precious metals. With our spin off SOLAR MATERIALS and together with the IWF of the TU Braunschweig we are developing a unique recycling process.
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