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Excess Materials Exchange (EME)

Digital platform for unlocking the potential of secondary material exchange

November 2020
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Excess Materials Exchange (EME) by Excess Materials Exchange implemented by Enfield Council in Einfield (United Kingdom) in 2022

Potential to reduce co2eq emissions by 25% (compared to status quo) & the costs of redevelopment projects

Excess Materials Exchange (EME)

Digital platform for unlocking the potential of secondary material exchange

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labeled Solution
Label Date November 18, 2020
From Netherlands
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 2 - Commercial Trial Small Scale

Excess materials and products are currently not exchanged in a structured manner on a large scale. Mounting environmental pressure, consumer awareness and circular ambitions put pressure on companies for taking responsibility, they need to scale up their currently small scale initiatives. Excess Materials Exchange operates a B2B digital platform where companies buy and sell any type of excess materials, products and waste streams.The platform matches materials to their highest value reuse option. On the platform, the Resources Passport Module gives materials an identity and collects material data in a structured manner which allows to find high-value reuse options. The Tracking & Tracing Module allows users to follow physical resource streams by linking them to their digital twin through identifiers (i.e. bar-codes, QR-codes, RFID chips). This enables to communicate when and where products and materials will be released. The Valuation module quantifies the financial, environmental and societal impact of materials to understand which next use application is the most beneficial. Lastly, the Matchmaking Module facilitates the matchmaking of excess materials to new reuse options thanks to Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

The Environmental Benefits

  • On average, 60% reduction of the environmental impact associated with end-of-life of materials and products
  • On average, 110% increase in the end-of-life financial value of materials and product
  • A CO2 emissions reduction of 123 kilotonnes CO2, which equals the emission of all citizens of Amsterdam (862,987) driving from Amsterdam to Milan (Pilot Report Data for 18 studied materials stream)
  • Water savings equal to the content of 860 Olympic-size swimming pools (Pilot Report Data for 18 studied materials stream)
  • An energy saving of 2,883 TJ, equal to the energy consumption of the city lights in Paris for at least 5 years (Pilot Report Data for 18 studied materials stream)

The Financial Benefits

  • A potential creation of €64m in financial value and a reduction of €54m in environmental damage (eco-cost), resulting in a Total Value creation of €118m (Pilot Report -18 studied materials streams)
  • An average of 110% increase in the end-of-life financial value of materials and products (Pilot Report Data for 18 studied materials stream)

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Excess Materials Exchange

Excess Materials Exchange (EME) is a young and innovative technology company which has developed a digital matching platform to find new high-value reuse options for the materials and (waste) products.

Headquarters 1061 TL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Type Startup or self-employed
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