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Recover and recycle materials and reduce energy consumption

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An NSF Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3) is committed to being the premier cooperative research center focused on sustainable stewardship of the earth’s resources.

Our focus is on helping industry address a pivotal societal need – the need to create a sustainable future. At CR3 you will advance technologies that recover, recycle and reuse materials throughout the manufacturing process. These advancements will help your business reduce energy costs and increase profitability, while protecting our natural resources.


Brajendra Mishra, director of CR3, discusses how the adoption of lean manufacturing – the concept of using less labor, energy, materials and water to keep waste out of landfills – might ultimately be less a choice than a need.
He discusses why and how recycling, along with the migration to new technologies, will be essential to metalworking in the coming years and will drive machine shops to adopt lean manufacturing practices that make sound economic sense.  Watch the video.

 CR3 Spring Meeting
May 14-15, 2019 at KU Leuven


Not a member, but interested?  Please contact Carol Garofoli at


What Members Say

Uwe Habich
Chief Technology Officer

“The benefits of membership are significant.  We network with existing and potentially new customers and suppliers in the field of metals recovery and recycling.  The partner universities provide valuable insight into current research activities, which gives us a broader, technical understanding.  We meet young, high potentials for future job opportunities and we can suggest research projects that benefit our organization.”