Realization of horizontal recycling that to apply recovered rare metals in high-tech industries.
Realization of a recycling-oriented society for sustainable use of urban mines of rare metals.
To help achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through rare metal recycling.
Rare metals are essential elements for high-tech industries. However, the supply becomes increasingly unstable with higher reliance on imported inputs and a scarcity of rare metals may hinder green technologies significantly. Due to the recent trend toward carbon neutrality, in particular, there could be a shortage of rare metals due to the widespread use of electric vehicles, and securing stable rare metal resources has become a challenge. We help solve these rare metal issues with our innovative solvent extraction technology Emulsion Flow.
Emulsion Flow Technologies Co., Ltd. (EFT) is a start-up company from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency established in April 2021 based on the philosophy of “Lead Our Limited RARE METAL to the FUTURE”. With the new solvent extraction technology Emulsion Flow as our driving force, we are passionate about using this one-and-only technology developed from research on nuclear energy, as a way to solve social issues.
Rare metals are important metal elements that will support future society where everything will be electrified. However, rare metals are facing a supply shortage. For example, as stated in the major articles or media coverage, supply shortages of rare metals such as cobalt, nickel, and lithium, which are found in lithium-ion batteries, will become apparent from around 2025. In addition, rare metals face many geopolitical issues such as environmental destruction, human rights violations, and resource conflicts. As a result, the risk of supply instability is increasing around the world. Under such circumstances, we believe that rare metal recycling is what we should do to solve social issues surrounding rare metals. Emulsion Flow is a solution to implement rare metal recycling for social use. As we, EFT, contribute to the shift from linear to circular economy ensuring the sustainable use of urban mine resources, we are accelerating our actions to realize the transformation of society with this Emulsion Flow Technology.
We at EFT pledge and commit ourselves to achieving both economic development by expanding the supply of rare metals for continuous innovation, as well as preserving nature by reducing negative impacts on the environment through the production of rare metals from urban mines. This is our promise to contribute the simultaneous pursuit of economic growth and environmental protection for every person around the world.
|Campany Name||Emulsion Flow Technologies Ltd.|
|Established||April 5, 2021|
|Capital||535 million yen (including the capital reserve)|
|Head Office||2-5 Oaza Shirakata, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture|