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Heavy and Extractive industry wastes PHAsing out through ESG Tailings Upcycling Synergy

Objective

The HEPHAESTUS project is built around one key, overarching objective:
To develop a set of scalable and tuneable unit operations, to be built as integrated processing plant, featuring the capacity to treat multiple process wastes deriving from primary mineral and metallurgical (primary and secondary) streams. The unit operations are:
- Clean-Tech electric furnace, to transform the EAF and AOD dust into metal alloy to be immediately remelted, process supported with streams of fines by-products from the mineral primary extractions (construction, aggregates and dimensional stone)
- EZINEX process, to extract the zinc present in the dust of the furnace
- Fibre drawing, for mineral wool manufacturing out of the process slag in molten state
- Catalytic conversion of CO2 gas into methanol or formic acid
- Ammonia-ammonium carbonate (AAC) and methanesulfonic acid (MSA) based hydrometallurgical processes, to produce a recyclable Fe-rich residue and to recover metals (e.g.e.g. ZnS) from EAF dust
The project is targeting primarily small-scale applications (order of magnitude 10 k tons waste dust per year), to cope with the typically fragmented European process size. Such scale is matching the waste volumes and differentiation and granting positive environmental AND economic sustainability through the valorisation of different streams of by-products at low operational and capital expenditure, ensuring vast replicability and short ROI
Project will be demonstrated in two pilot applications, in Greece and Italy, with the purpose of creating awareness on the business potential and to generate the conditions for a long-term exploitation, leading to meaningful reduction of wastes for the extractive and steel industries.

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 439 425,00
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 188 325,00

Participants (9)

RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 624 968,12
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 267 844,38
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 1 623 125,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GENIKI METALLEUTIKI KAI METALLOURGIKI ANONIMI ETAIRIA - (GENERAL MINING AND METALLURGICAL COMPANY S.A. )
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 235 900,00
Address
Fragkokklisias Str 27
15125 Marousi Athina

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 101 100,00
ADVANCED MINERALS AND RECYCLING INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS IKE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 328 650,00
Address
Salaminos 1
141 22 Irakleio Attikis

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 140 850,00
MYTILINAIOS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 438 004,88
Address
Artemidos 8
15125 Marousi

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 187 716,37
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 822 125,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AIT EUROPA ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 5 640 250,00
Address
Via Pastrengo 12/1
16122 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 417 250,00
ENGITEC TECHNOLOGIES SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 665 125,00
Address
Via Borsellino E Falcone 31
20026 Novate Milanese

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 713 625,00
ACCIAI SPECIALI TERNI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 148 750,00
Address
Viale Benedetto Brin 218
05100 Terni

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Region
Centro (IT) Umbria Terni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 63 750,00