Polymer recycling for solar panelsGreen innovations: recycling PVDF, PET, and EVA from end-of-life solar panelsPolymer recycling for solar panels

July 4th, 2024

Presentation by Ylias Sabri (RMIT University)
Abstract

Dr Sabri will present his latest patented technology (AU2023901149A0) on end of life (EOL) solar panel dismantling and upcycling that is being implemented in Elecsome Pty Ltd, a spin-off company at Kilmany, Victoria. This process has made $2.6M income to Elecsome and is projected to make over $32.55M by EOFY 2028. His innovative work in this area have led to groundbreaking products such as

  • 100% recovery of pure silver
  • Safe recovery of polyvinyl fluoride (PVF).
  • Added value to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) component through conversion to its basic molecular building blocks (monomers)
  • glass recovery and utilization as sand recovery in concrete (SolarCrete).