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Integrated cross-sectorial approach for environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient alumina production

Objective

Global alumina production capacity is forecast to grow by 30% over the next ten years. Unfortunately, Europe cannot keep the competition and is highly dependent on imported alumina and bauxite. ENSUREAL project’s main objective is to decrease this dependence and characterise all the streams of the alumina industry in order to valorise them and make the European aluminium industry more competitive at a global scale.

In order to do so, ENSUREAL addresses the production of alumina of the aluminium production sector, through the introduction of a new technology (Pedersen process) that improves the process’ yield and its energy and environmental performance. Moreover, ENSUREAL’s consortium proposes a new value chain that takes into account all the streams as valorisable products across the aluminium supply chain and introduces the foundry and the agricultural sector. A call for transparency (no-more-black-boxes) and thus a deeply cross-sectorial initiative.

More specifically, ENSUREAL brings together the aluminium sector (Aluminium of Greece), the foundry sector (Odlewnie Polskie S.A. Poland), the agricultural sector (Luvena S.A. Poland) and lime producers (CaO Hellas, Belgium), in order to demonstrate the new technologies and approaches proposed. The innovative character of the project is brought by major players in R&D, such as SINTEF, NTUA and NTNU. Outotec and SMS group bring outstanding engineering and process expertise. Furthermore, 3 SMEs will help define and optimise the bauxite scenario in Europe (AdMiRIS), develop ENSUREAL's business case (ITRB) and study the upscaling of the process for future commercial prospects (KON Chem). Last but not least, clustering with other EU initiatives, including other SPIRE projects, will be paid special attention in order to promote a transparent approach of development that show the aluminium producers in Europe all the benefits of implementing the ENSUREAL process once it is demonstrated.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2017

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 866 358,67
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 218 002,48

Participants (15)

MYTILINAIOS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 1 549 712,50
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
€ 664 162,50
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 1 010 458,75
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 790 000,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KONLECHNER DAVID
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 162 657,25
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 69 710,25
ITRB LTD
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 419 125,00
Address
Arch Makariou Iii 2-4 Capital
1505 Lefkosia

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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
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 179 625,00
ADVANCED MINERALS AND RECYCLING INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS IKE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 385 000,00
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
€ 165 000,00
CAO HELLAS MAKEDONIKI ASVESTOPOIIA ANONIMI ETAIRIA PARAGOGIS KAI EMPORIAS ASVESTOY KAI LOIPON DOMIKOICHIMIKON ILON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 90 562,50
Address
6th Km Thessaloniki-lagada Rd
57013 Thessaloniki

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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
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 38 812,50
OUTOTEC GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 409 507,88
Address
Ludwig Erhard Strasse 21
61440 Oberursel

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Region
Darmstadt Hochtaunuskreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 175 503,37
SMS GROUP GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 23 643,38
Address
Eduard-schloemann-strasse 4
40237 Dusseldorf

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 10 132,87
LUVENA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 78 353,63
Address
Ul. Romana Maya Nr. 1
62 030 Lubon

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Poznański
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 33 580,12
SPOLKA AKCYJNA ODLEWNIE POLSKIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 90 923,88
Address
Ul. Wladyslawa Rogowskiego 22
27-200 Starachowice

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Region
Makroregion centralny Świętokrzyskie Kielecki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 38 967,37
WAVESTONE LUXEMBOURG SA

Participation ended

Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 86 107,95
Address
10 Rue Du Chateau D'eau
3364 Leudelange

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 903,40
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.

WAVESTONE ADVISORS

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
100-101 Terrasse Boieldieu Tour Franklin
92042 Paris La Defense

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 34 015,00
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BLUEMETALS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 255 062,50
Address
Klotzdelle 15d
45472 Muelheim An Der Ruhr

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Mülheim an der Ruhr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 109 312,50