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Real-time optimization of extraction and the logistic process in highly complex geological and selective mining settings

Objective

The overall aim of Real-Time-Mining is to develop a real-time framework to decrease environmental impact and increase resource efficiency in the European raw material extraction industry. The key concept of the proposed research promotes the change in paradigm from discontinuous intermittent process monitoring to a continuous process and quality management system in highly selective mining operations. Real-Time Mining will develop a real-time process-feedback control loop linking online data acquired during extraction at the mining face rapidly with an sequentially up-datable resource model associated with real-time optimization of long-term planning, short-term sequencing and production control decisions. The project will include research and demonstration activities integrating automated sensor based material characterization, online machine performance measurements, underground navigation and positioning, underground mining system simulation and optimization of planning decisions, state-of-the art updating techniques for resource/reserve models. The impact of the project is expected on the environment through a reduction in CO2-emissions, increased energy efficiency and production of zero waste by maximizing process efficiency and resource utilization. Currently economically marginal deposits or difficult to access deposits will be become industrial viable. This will result in a sustainable increase in the competitiveness of the European raw material extraction through a reduced dependency on raw materials from non-EU sources.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 031 412,50

Participants (12)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 023 062,50
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 458 985
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 375 583,75
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 486 546
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEOVARIANCES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 83 750
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 49 Bis
77210 Avon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DASSAULT SYSTEMES GEOVIA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 525 250
Address
Unit 6 Phoenix Business Park, Telford Way
LE673HB Coalville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LSA-LASER ANALYTICAL SYSTEMS & AUTOMATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 207 500
Address
Feldstrasse 40
52070 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
XGRAPHIC INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 267 500
Address
Aretzstraße 9
52070 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIJKELKAMP SONICSAMPDRILL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 223 750
Address
Uitmaat 8
6987 ER Giesbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 524 610
Address
Akademiestrasse 6
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SPECTRAL INDUSTRIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 243 750
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGENIEURPARTNERSCHAFT FUR BERGBAU WASSER UND DEPONIETECHNIK WILSNACK & PARTNER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 177 500
Address
Meissner Ring 10
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)