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Prospecting Secondary raw materials in the Urban mine and Mining waste

Prospecting Secondary raw materials in the Urban mine and Mining waste

Objective

The ProSUM project will establish a European network of expertise on secondary sources of critical raw materials (CRMs), vital to today’s high-tech society. ProSUM directly supports the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials and its Strategic Implementation Plan calling for the creation of a European raw materials knowledge base.

Data on primary and secondary raw materials are available in Europe, but scattered amongst a variety of institutions including government agencies, universities, NGOs and industry. By establishing a EU Information Network (EUIN), the project will coordinate efforts to collect secondary CRM data and collate maps of stocks and flows for materials and products of the “urban mine”. The scope is the particularly relevant sources for secondary CRMs: Electrical and electronic equipment, vehicles, batteries and mining tailings. The project will construct a comprehensive inventory identifying, quantifying and mapping CRM stocks and flows at national and regional levels across Europe. Via a user-friendly, open-access Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform (EU-UMKDP), it will communicate the results online and combine them with primary raw materials data from the on-going Minerals4EU project. To maintain and expand the EU-UMKDP in the future, it will provide update protocols, standards and recommendations for additional statistics and improved reporting on CRM’s in waste flows required.

ProSUM – “prosum” is Latin for “I am useful” – provides a factual basis for policy makers to design appropriate legislation, academia to define research priorities and to identify innovation opportunities in recovering CRMs for the recycling industry. The EUIN enables interdisciplinary collaboration, improves dissemination of knowledge and supports policy dialogues. A consortium of 17 partners, representing research institutes, geological surveys and industry, with excellence in all above domains will deliver this ambitious project.
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Coordinator

WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICAL EQUIPMENT FORUM AISBL

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Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 555 008,32

Participants (17)

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BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 359 997,50

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 59 787,50

CENTRAAL BUREAU VOOR DE STATISTIEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 84 668,75

CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 52 875

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 164 656,25

EuroGeoSurveys - EGS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 130 250

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EUROPEAN COMPLIANCE ORGANIZATIONS FOR BATTERIES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 65 575

GEOLOSKI ZAVOD SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 49 525

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 160 500

RECHARGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 3 140,25

SVERIGES GEOLOGISKA UNDERSOKNING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 91 593,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 70 062,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 497 241,25

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 505 530

THE WASTE AND RESOURCES ACTION PROGRAMME

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 97 057,50

EC CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 104 109

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641999

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 704 327,57

  • EU contribution

    € 3 051 577,57

Coordinated by:

WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICAL EQUIPMENT FORUM AISBL

Belgium