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Flexible and Mobile Economic Processing Technologies

Flexible and Mobile Economic Processing Technologies

Objective

FAME aims to increase the competitiveness of the mining of European mineral resources and to stimulate more private engagement and investment and thus business development with the potential to maintain and create high quality jobs within the EU28. The focus and a principal aim is to enhance mineral processing and mining skills within Europe. A medium to long term aim is to reduce the reliance of European Industry and consumers on raw materials that currently have to be imported from outside EU28.

FAME will contribute to the more efficient exploitation of European domestic mineral resources including previously undeveloped resources that have the potential to contribute to the securing of raw material supply by optimising the extraction and processing of ores that include raw materials critical to the economic development of the EU (“critical raw materials”, CRM) and which occur in widespread deposits across the EU. This project specifically addresses primary ore deposits with skarn, pegmatite and greisen ores as they offer the most promising potential for this purpose. This proposal will consider the flexibility (and to an extent the mobility) of the processing concept, in particular, by ensuring the modularity of individual project components.

FAME will consider flexible and modular processing technology demonstrated in relevant operational environments (industrially relevant environments in the case of key enabling technologies (TRL). TRL6 is envisaged feasible for processing of pegmatites, whereas TRL5 is considered more realistic for other types of ore body. The consortium has 17 partners from 7 European countries and includes industry, academia and governmental institutions. The consortium has a strong industrial background and involves strategically important reference deposits operated or/and accessible to the project partners and, additionally, associated partners within the EU28 nations and Greenland.

Coordinator

WARDELL ARMSTRONG LLP

Address

Sir Henry Doulton House, Forge Lane
St1 5bd Stoke On Trent

United Kingdom

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 061 222,55

Participants (18)

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GEOKOMPETENZZENTRUM FREIBERG EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 562 550

G.E.O.S.INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 767 750

NICKELHUTTE AUE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 205 811,50

EUROCOLT RESOURCES UNIPESSOAL LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 79 826,04

GEOMET SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 93 500

Keliber Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 130 125

GBM MINERALS ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 187 500

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 294 265

GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 409 625

Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 476 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 565 437,50

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 609 500

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE

France

EU Contribution

€ 937 750

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 360 125

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 493 625

Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Industrial de los Recursos Naturales

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 25 637,44

SAXORE BERGBAU GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 13 113,97

UVR-FIA VERFAHRENSENTWICKLUNG UMWELTSCHUTZECHNIK - RECYCLING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 184 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641650

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 458 064

  • EU contribution

    € 7 458 064

Coordinated by:

WARDELL ARMSTRONG LLP

United Kingdom