BRGM will be participating in this seminar on the subject of eco-design and electronics, to be held on the afternoon of 18 October 2022 at LAB'O Village in Orléans and online in video.
Eco-design and electronics seminar (2022)

Eco-design and electronics seminar (2022)

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Seminar: Eco-design and electronics

Electronic designers have a major role to play in reducing the environmental impact of products, through the choices they make beforehand. The seminar will look at the various ways in which electronics can integrate eco-design technologies and processes.

Stakeholders in the electronics sector are aware of the eco-design approach due to regulatory constraints such as the directive on the recycling of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), or the European directive on the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) which regulates the presence of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Two main themes will be addressed:

  • Design: economy and optimisation technologies (demonstrations by CRESITT Industrie), consideration of life cycle analysis in electronics, feedback on RF design, etc.
  • The manufacturing process: integration of recycled materials, board repair, recycling of materials used in electronics, etc.

Practical information

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022, 2 pm to 6 pm

Venue: in person at LAB'O Village by CA Orléans - 1 Av. du Champ de Mars, 45100 Orléans or online by video

Entrance free but registration required


  • 2 pm: Introduction

Part 1: Design, Cost-reduction and Optimisation Technologies

  • 2:10 pm: Components that optimise energy consumption
  • 2:30 pm: Analysis and optimisation of product consumption, by CRESITT Industrie
  • 3 pm: Designing electronics with the least impact, by G. Zakka El Nashef, PhD in Electronics, Antennas, Propagation and RF Circuits for CISTEME
  • 3.30 pm to 4 pm: BREAK

Part 2: Recycling & reuse

  • 4 pm: Eco-design for the circular economy: a broader approach to life cycle analysis, by L. Bellière, Director of SOFRASER
  • 4.30 pm: Integration of recycled materials
  • 5 pm: Repair of industrial boards: troubleshooting strategies, by Nicolas Pericouche, director of E-NERGIE
  • 5.30 pm: Limits and opportunities for recycling metals contained in WEEE given the complexity of waste flows, by Y. Menard, Head of the BRGM Waste and Raw Materials Unit