Our projects

These are the projects through which the GDEx technology has been and continues to be developed. We started in 2015 at TRL-0 with the Get-A-Met project and since then we have advanced to different TRL levels for different applications. For the recovery of platinum group metals (PGMs) from waste and end-of-life products we are currently at TRL-5 and we will reach TRL-7 in 2024 with the construction and demonstration of a pilot.

Current projects


FlexIble, predictive and Renewable Electricity powered electrochemical toolbox For a sustainable transition of the catalyst-based European chemicaL industrY.

This EU funded project started in January 2023. The PI of GDEx, Xochitl, is the Project Coordinator.

Project website coming soon.


Lithium recovery and battery-grade materials production from European resources.

This EU funded project started in October 2022.


Batteries reuse and direct production of high performances cathodic and anodic materials and other raw materials from batteries recycling using low cost and environmentally friendly technologies.

This EU funded project started in September 2022.

CRM Geothermal

CRM-geothermal: Raw materials from geothermal fluids: occurrence, enrichment, extraction.

This EU funded project started in June 2022.


Pre-commercial pilot for the efficient recovery of Precious Metals from European end of life resources with novel low cost technologies.

This EU funded project started in May 2021.

Finished projects


PLATInum group metals Recovery Using Secondary raw materials.

This EU funded project finished in April 2021.


Unmet MAGnetic properties in micro and nano-particles by synthesis through gas-diffusion electrocrystallisation (GDEx).

This EU project finished in March 2020.


Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction from ultra-deep ore bodies.

This EU project finished in June 2019.


Get-A-Met: Groundbreaking Extraction technology for critical Metals and Metalloids from industrial wastewaters.

This Flemish project funded by SIM-MaRes finished in January 2020.

The PI of GDEx, Xochitl, was the Project Coordinator.