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Multi-Stakeholder Platform for a Secure Supply of Refractory Metals in Europe

Objective

Refractory metals (tungsten, tantalum, rhenium, molybdenum and niobium) are highly strategic metals today mainly imported from a few countries. The European primary production remains below a few percentage. However, resources exist in Europe, as primary resources but mainly as secondary resources (industrial waste, urban mines). Valorizing these resources requires coordination and networking between researchers, entrepreneurs and public authorities to harmonise technologies, processes and services, develop standards, create new potential for export of eco-innovative solutions and for seizing new markets
MSP-REFRAM will address these challenges by creating of a common multi-stakeholder platform that will draw the current refractory metals value chains and identify its innovation potential in order to support the implementation of the EIP on Raw Materials. Coming from industry, research, public sectors and civil society, both Consortium Members and External Experts have joined forces with expertise covering the whole value chain including mining, processing, recycling, application.
The outputs of MSP-REFRAM will help Europe improve the supply value chain of refractory metals in the coming years, optimising the use of external resources as energy and water and at the same time reducing the amount and the toxicity of waste.
MSP-REFRAM will share its conclusions widely and efficiently, in a long lasting way thanks to the support of the PROMETIA association. To ensure the systemic change, the outcomes of the project will be made available to the stakeholders and to the public through different tools and reports.
In the medium term, MSP-REFRAM will contribute to better-informed decision-making at EU and national level as well as industry by proposing innovative value chains that will boost the refractory metals sector. In the longer term, this should improve the availability of these refractory metals, while creating greater added value to the economy and more jobs.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2015-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 130 250

Participants (20)

AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 86 875
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 77 625
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 41 250
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
E-MINES
France
EU contribution
€ 63 750
Address
10 Allee De L Ecole
09600 Dun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERAMET IDEAS
France
EU contribution
€ 50 625
Address
1 Avenue Albert Einstein
78190 Trappes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 51 875
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02151 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 375
Address
Hospital Del Rey
09001 Burgos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 78 875
Address
Avenida Leonardo Da Vinci 18 Piso 2
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT METALI NIEZELAZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 57 875
Address
Sowinskiego 5
44 100 Gliwice
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO PARA LA COMPETITIVIDAD EMPRESARIAL DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 29 172,50
Address
Calle Jacinto Benavente 2
47195 Arroyo De La Encomienda
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 28 650
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SWERIM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 106 875
Address
Arontorpsvagen 1
971 25 Lulea
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 26 125
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 58 437,50
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 45 625
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 94 375
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINERAL PROCESSING AND EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY FOR MINING AND RECYCLINGINNOVATION ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 265 625
Address
Square De Meeus, 38/40
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other