VŠCHT opens CirkTech research centre.

Published: 16.08.2021 Related countries:  Czech Republic Czech Republic

VŠCHT opens CirkTech research centre worth CZK 40m.

University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague (VŠCHT) opened CirkTech. This new research centre will focus on researching advanced mechanical and chemical processes for the circular economy. Its first task will be to verify its own patented technology to obtain lithium, which is in short supply. The centre is part of Technopark Kralupy and located at the Lafarge Cement site in Čížkovice. Its essential equipment includes an experimental rotating furnace that has been in trial operation since May 2021. The University set up CirkTech with its funding of CZK 40m, and its annual operating costs should be around CZK 20m.