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Sonic Drilling coupled with Automated Mineralogy and chemistry On-Line-On-Mine-Real-Time

Objective

"SOLSA is the first automated expert system for on-site cores analysis. With access to data on-line, great savings are expected on the number of drill holes, the accuracy of geo-models and economic evaluation of ore reserves. SOLSA responds perfectly to the need for ""New sustainable exploration technologies and geo-models"" of SC5-11d-2015. The objective is to “develop new or improved highly efficient and cost-effective, sustainable exploration technologies”. It includes (1) integrated drilling optimized to operate in the difficult lateritic environment with the challenge of a mixture of hard and soft rocks, extensible also to other ore types, (2) fully automated scanner and phase identification analyser and software, usable as well in other sectors. SOLSA combines for the first time the non-destructive sensors X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, vibrational spectroscopies, 3D and hyperspectral imaging along the drill core. For that purpose, SOLSA will develop innovative, user-friendly and intelligent software, at the TRL 4-6 levels. To minimize the risk and capitalize on the newest technologies, the subsystems for the hardware, will be selected on the market of miniaturized sensors. To align SOLSA to the industrial needs and to guarantee market uptake at the end of the project, the SOLSA multidisciplinary consortium includes an end-user (ERAMET) with mining and commercial activities in laterite ores, the case study selected for the project. Industrially driven, the consortium is composed of LE, SMEs and academic experts (ERAMET (PI), F; SSD, NL; BRGM, F; INEL, F; Univ. Vilnius, Lt; CNRS-CRISMAT, F; Univ. Trento, I; Univ. Verona, I; TU Delft, NL) covering exploration, database management, instrumentation and software development, drilling rigs, analytical prototypes and marketing strategies. SOLSA is expected to revolutionize exploration and push Europe in front, by reducing the exploration time at ≈ 50%, the analysis time from 3 - 6 months to real-time and thus the environmental footprint."

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2015-one-stage

Coordinator

ERAMET SA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 221 250,00
Address
10 Boulevard De Grenelle
75015 Paris 15
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 221 250,00

Participants (11)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SOCIETE LE NICKEL SLN
New Caledonia
Net EU contribution
€ 128 851,94
Address
2 Rue Desjardins Pointe De Doniambo
98800 Noumea

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 128 851,94
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ERAMET IDEAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 527 500,00
Address
1 Avenue Albert Einstein
78190 Trappes

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 527 500,00
EIJKELKAMP SONICSAMPDRILL BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 887 500,00
Address
Uitmaat 8
6987 ER Giesbeek

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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
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 887 500,00
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 572 012,50
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans

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Region
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 572 012,50
INEL S.A.S
France
Net EU contribution
€ 934 900,00
Address
Za Cd 405
45410 Artenay

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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
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 934 900,00
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 601 107,50
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius

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Region
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 601 107,50
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 008 896,89
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 008 896,89
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE CAEN NORMANDIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 182 998,17
Address
Esplanade De La Paix
14032 Caen Cedex 5

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Region
Normandie Basse-Normandie Calvados
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 182 998,17
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 465 276,25
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 465 276,25
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 972 695,00
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 972 695,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 272 500,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 272 500,00