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Process engineering for sustainable recovery of valuable metals by ELECTRO-IONometallugy

Project description

Environmentally benign solvents enhance the sustainability of mineral and metal recovery

Mining and metallurgy are integral to delivering raw materials for products ranging from cell phones and laptops to photovoltaics and electric vehicles. The demand for minerals and metals is set to increase significantly over the next decades to support the world’s transition away from fossil fuels. Mining is generally an energy-intensive industry that currently relies primarily on fossil fuels to power it. One way to reduce the climate-changing emissions associated with mining is to reduce its energy requirement. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the ELECTROION project is investigating novel solvents that promise to help us recover valuable minerals and metals in more sustainable ways.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
United Kingdom

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00