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Sustainable Technologies for Calcined Industrial Minerals in Europe

Objective

Europe is a major global producer of industrial minerals. Around 180 million tonnes per year of products are extracted in the EU, with an estimated contribution of €10 billion to European GDP and offering direct employment to some 42,500 people. A secure supply of sustainable mineral products is essential to maintaining the European mining, mineral and manufacturing industries.

The main objective of STOCISM is to enhance the competitiveness of the European industrial minerals industry by developing cleaner, more energy efficient extraction and processing technologies. STOICISM is an industry-led project with a specific focus on calcined industrial minerals which are presently energy intensive to produce. Most calcining uses the direct combustion of fossil fuels, contributing to up to 85% of their carbon emissions.

To meet the overall aim, three key calcined industrial minerals have been identified: diatomaceous earth; perlite and kaolin. The processes implemented can also then be directly transferable to many other industrial minerals. In global terms, the EU produces one third of the world’s production of perlite, 20% of calcined kaolin and 20% of diatomite. Key markets for these minerals are beverage filtration, coatings, plastic, rubber, cosmetics, insulation and construction materials. STOICISM will research, develop and demonstrate a range of new innovative technologies along the industrial minerals value chain. This will include developments in extraction, beneficiation, drying, calcining and waste recycling.

STOICISM is expected to impact significantly on the sustainability of the EU’s industrial minerals industry by decreasing the use of natural resources (both mineral deposits and energy resources) leading to the sustainable production of better and purer products with less waste and lower environmental impact.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-LARGE-6
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Coordinator

IMERYS MINERALS LTD
Address
Par Moor Road Par Moor Centre
PL24 2SQ Cornwall
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Jouffret (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 954 624,41

Participants (16)

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ADVISORY SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 109 600
Address
Rue De Villiers 63
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Raes (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 612 747,50
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hill (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 596 838,57
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lev Filippov (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 444 686,73
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten De Groot (Mr.)
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 636 649,05
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Domenico Cupertino (Dr.)
OUTOTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 343 757,90
Address
Ludwig Erhard Strasse 21
61440 Oberursel

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edgar Gasafi (Dr.)
IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 869,83
Address
The Akzonobel Building Wexham Road
SL2 5DS Slough

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Taylor (Dr.)
GA DRILLING AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 496 540
Address
Piestanska 3
917 01 Trnava

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matus Gajdos (Mr.)
ECOLAND SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 363 120
Address
Piest Anska 3
917 01 Trnava

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michal Podlucky (Mr.)
TEMA PROCESS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 140 088
Address
Europaweg 5b
8181 BG Heerde

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henk Dijkman (Mr.)
INDUSTRIAL MINERALS ASSOCIATION EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 271 732,80
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 26
1000 Bruxelles

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michelle Wyart-Remy (Dr.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 528 586,25
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela (Prof.)
BIO ACEITES DEL SUR SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 282,50
Address
Camino De Torre Del Campo Parcela 58
23620 Mengibar Jean

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Fuentes (Mr.)
CENTRAX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 56 481,56
Address
Shaldon Road
TQ12 4SQ Newton Abbot

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Ward (Mr.)
FULLER SMITH & TURNER PLC

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United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 632,90
Address
Chiswick Lane South - Griffin Brewery
W4 2QB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Derek Prentice (Mr.)
PREDICT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 149 838
Address
Avenue De La Foret De Haye 19
54500 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Baptiste Leger (Mr.)