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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2014-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICAL EQUIPMENT FORUM AISBL
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 555 008,32

Participants (17)

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 359 997,50
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 59 787,50
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRAAL BUREAU VOOR DE STATISTIEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 84 668,75
Address
Henri Faasdreef 312
2492 JP Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 52 875
Address
Klarov 3/131
11821 Prague 1
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 164 656,25
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EuroGeoSurveys - EGS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 130 250
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 36-38
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN COMPLIANCE ORGANIZATIONS FOR BATTERIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 65 575
Address
Excelsiorlaan 91
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Other
GEOLOSKI ZAVOD SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 49 525
Address
Dimiceva 14
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 160 500
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
RECHARGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 3 140,25
Address
Avenue De Tervueren 168 3
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
SVERIGES GEOLOGISKA UNDERSOKNING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 91 593,75
Address
Villavaegen 18
S-75128 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 70 062,50
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 497 241,25
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 505 530
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE WASTE AND RESOURCES ACTION PROGRAMME
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 97 057,50
Address
2Nd Floor Blenheim Court 19 George Street
OX16 5BH Banbury Oxfordshire
Activity type
Other
EC CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 104 109
Address
7 Hent Kermao
29950 Gouesnach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)