Three ways, one mission


The regeneration of waste oils represents a circular excellence, and offers a performing, sustainable and certified product


Beyond the production of pure solvents, the circular partnership with the pharmaceutical industry makes it possible to produce and trade solvents coming from the valorization of chemical waste


Traceability and transparency in environmental and administrative management are the factors that favor recycling options, compared to other forms of disposal.

Circular Economy Champions

Itelyum talks about its experience and the results of a constant orientation towards innovation.

With over fifty years of history, the company today consolidates its leadership in the regeneration of used mineral oils, the production of pure solvents and the purification of chemical waste, and strengthens its branch of environmental services for industry by building strong synergies throughout the country.

Through the transformation of waste into resources, Itelyum offers a circular model to support the realisation of the Green Deal and the sustainability of the supply chains in which it operates.

Technology and expertise to create circular value for companies, the environment and the society.

LIFE programme

INSPIREE is a project funded by CINEA (the European Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Executive Agency) under the LIFE Programme.

The 42-months project (October 2023 – March 2027) aims to build Europe’s first industrial-scale plant for the recovery of Rare Earths from the NdFeB permanent magnets extracted from end-of-life hard disk drives and electric motors, thanks to the experience gained within the New-RE project (funded by EIT RawMaterials).

The consortium formed by Itelyum (the project coordinator), EIT RawMaterials, Erion, Glob Eco, and Università degli Studi dell’Aquila will develop a two-level process for the disassembly of permanent magnets (Level I) and the recovery of REEs oxalates by hydrometallurgy (Level II).

GlobEco’s Level I plant will have a capacity of 1,000 tons/year in terms of disassembling of electric rotors, while Itelyum’s Level II plant will have a capacity of 2,000 tons/year in terms of incoming permanent magnets, resulting in the recovery of about 700 tons/year of REEs oxalates.

The output materials, REEs oxides and carbonates, could be commercialized even before the end of the project.

Compared to the state of the art, INSPIREE will bring significant technical and environmental improvements, demonstrated by a specific LCA-LCC study.