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Flexible and Mobile Economic Processing Technologies

Objective

FAME aims to increase the competitiveness of the mining of European mineral resources and to stimulate more private engagement and investment and thus business development with the potential to maintain and create high quality jobs within the EU28. The focus and a principal aim is to enhance mineral processing and mining skills within Europe. A medium to long term aim is to reduce the reliance of European Industry and consumers on raw materials that currently have to be imported from outside EU28.

FAME will contribute to the more efficient exploitation of European domestic mineral resources including previously undeveloped resources that have the potential to contribute to the securing of raw material supply by optimising the extraction and processing of ores that include raw materials critical to the economic development of the EU (“critical raw materials”, CRM) and which occur in widespread deposits across the EU. This project specifically addresses primary ore deposits with skarn, pegmatite and greisen ores as they offer the most promising potential for this purpose. This proposal will consider the flexibility (and to an extent the mobility) of the processing concept, in particular, by ensuring the modularity of individual project components.

FAME will consider flexible and modular processing technology demonstrated in relevant operational environments (industrially relevant environments in the case of key enabling technologies (TRL). TRL6 is envisaged feasible for processing of pegmatites, whereas TRL5 is considered more realistic for other types of ore body. The consortium has 17 partners from 7 European countries and includes industry, academia and governmental institutions. The consortium has a strong industrial background and involves strategically important reference deposits operated or/and accessible to the project partners and, additionally, associated partners within the EU28 nations and Greenland.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/mining and mineral processing

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

WARDELL ARMSTRONG LLP
Address
Sir Henry Doulton House, Forge Lane
ST1 5BD Stoke On Trent
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 061 222,55

Participants (18)

GEOKOMPETENZZENTRUM FREIBERG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 562 550
Address
Burgstrasse 19
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Other
G.E.O.S.INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 767 750
Address
Gewerbepark Schwarze Kiefern
09633 Halsbrucke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NICKELHUTTE AUE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 811,50
Address
Rudolf-breitscheid-strasse 65-75
08280 Aue
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROCOLT RESOURCES UNIPESSOAL LDA

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 79 826,04
Address
Rua Do Centro Empresarial Ed 13 Esc 2 13 Beloura Office Park
2710 693 Sintra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOMET SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 93 500
Address
Jaselska 193/10
692 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Keliber Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 130 125
Address
Toholammintie 496
69600 Kaustinen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GBM MINERALS ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 500
Address
London Road 70 Regal House 4Th Floor
TW1 3QS Twickenham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 294 265
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 409 625
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02151 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 500
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 565 437,50
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 609 500
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 937 750
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 360 125
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 493 625
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Industrial de los Recursos Naturales

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 25 637,44
Address
Calle Margarita Salas 14 Parcela Ce 1 12
28918 Leganes
Activity type
Research Organisations
SAXORE BERGBAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 13 113,97
Address
Burgstrasse 19
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UVR-FIA VERFAHRENSENTWICKLUNG UMWELTSCHUTZECHNIK - RECYCLING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 200
Address
Chemnitzer Strasse 40
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)