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New Exploration Tools for European Pegmatite Green-Tech Resources

Project description

Buried pegmatite ores can increase European raw material resources

The manufacturing of devices for green energy production and storage in Europe is a fast-growing sector. However, 95 % of the main raw materials needed for green energy devices are imported. For industrial development to be sustainable, domestic deposits need to be secured. Lithium–caesium–tantalum and niobium–yttrium–fluorine pegmatites are quite common in Europe, but they are difficult to explore because most are buried, small and clustered. The EU-funded GREENPEG project aims to develop and test high-level exploration technologies and algorithms that will be integrated and converted into flexible, ready-to-use toolsets for the identification of buried pegmatite ores. The project's results will increase European raw material resources, enhance databases on raw materials and improve the competitiveness of EU companies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 317 902,50

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 686 927,50
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TERRATEC GEOPHYSICAL SERVICES GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 622 475
Address
Schillerstrasse 3
79423 Heitersheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOKOMPETENZZENTRUM FREIBERG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 719 593,75
Address
Burgstrasse 19
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Other
BLACKSTAIRS LITHIUM LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 198 712,50
Address
The Black Churc St. Mary's Place
D07P4AX Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOKELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 470 625
Address
Leiv Eirikssonsv Vei 39
7040 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
IFU GMBH PRIVATES INSTITUT FUR UMWELTANALYSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 483 437,50
Address
Gottfried Schenker Strasse 18
09244 Lichtenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 593 415
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 779 766,25
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECM LITHIUM AT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 235 375
Address
Schottenring 14
1010 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 603 250
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FELMICA - MINERAIS INDUSTRIAIS, S.A
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 264 687,50
Address
Quinta Do Ribeiro - Moimenta De Mac
3534-909 Mangualde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 349 125
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)