08 Apr 2021 / News

European projects for creating a greener mineral- and mining industry

Many European countries and researchers are trying to find new solutions for the sustainable production of minerals and metals and to make the industry more environmentally friendly. With the AlSiCal project, we are focusing on making the minerals and metal industry more sustainable, by further researching, developing and de-risking the patented Aranda-Mastin technology.

Projects with the same goal as AlSiCal

AlSiCal is just one of the many European projects that work towards a greener mining industry. Many other projects are focusing on this goal as well; each of them with their own focus on specific processes, technologies, minerals or other. To create more visibility among a general audience, we have started creating synergies between AlSiCal and other related projects.

Biorecover
Develops an innovative sustainable strategy for selective biorecover of critical raw materials from Primary and Secondary sources.

SIDERWIN
ΣIDERWIN project aims at developing an innovative electrochemical process to transform iron oxide into steel metal plates. This process, based on the ULCOWIN technology developed since 2004, produces steel by electrolysis without direct CO2 emissions.

Sea4value
Sea4Value will design and implement technologies for recovering minerals and metals from seawater desalination brines. The aim is to make desalination plants the third source of valuable raw materials in the European Union.

Coralis
The main objective of CORALIS is to create pathways for the decarbonisation of resource and energy intensive sector value chains through the implementation of viable industrial symbiosis approaches combining new business and management strategies with innovative technology-based enablers.

ION4RAW
The main objective of Ion4Raw project is to develop a novel and sustainable ionometallurgical process to resource- and cost-effectively recovery of mainly by-products from primary sources (and the main metal in the ore), i.e ores and concentrates following a complete value chain.

SEArcular Mine
SEArcularMINE will prototype an innovative integrated process aimed at recovering energy and critical raw materials such as magnesium, lithium, rubidium and other trace elements, from waste brines in Mediterranean basin saltworks.

TARANTULA
TARANTULA’s overarching objective is to develop a toolkit of novel, efficient and flexible metallurgical technologies with high selectivity and recovery rates with respect to W, Nb and Ta.

 

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