Cirplacar, a collaborative project of the URJC and IMDEA Energía has won the second prize of the 4th edition of the SIGRAUTO Awards for Innovation in Recovery, in the framework of the X National Meeting on Management and Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles held at IFEMA Madrid.

The recognition achieved highlights the important contribution of this project to the recycling of plastic waste from end-of-life vehicles.

Cirplacar aims to develop new routes, combining mechanical and chemical processes, to increase the recycling rates of automotive plastic waste, in accordance with Spanish and European circular economy strategies.

This project, coordinated by Professor Rafael García Muñoz, professor of Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, is funded by the State Research Agency within the European Union’s Next Generation programme.