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Metal Recovery from Low Grade Ores and Wastes Plus

Objective

METGROW+ will address and solve bottlenecks in the European raw materials supply by developing innovative metallurgical technologies for unlocking the use of potential domestic raw materials. The METGROW+ consortium has received an EIP RM Commitment status. The consortium is supported by internationally respected research institutes and universities. Many of the partners (9) are members of EIT KIC Raw Materials consortium as well.
The value chain and business models for metal recovery from low grade ores and wastes are carefully looked after. Within this project, both primary and secondary materials are studied as potential metal resources. Economically important nickel-cobalt deposits and low grade polymetallic wastes, iron containing sludges (goethite, jarosite etc.) which are currently not yet being exploited due to technical bottlenecks, are in focus.
Concurrently, METGROW+ targets innovative hydrometallurgical processes to extract important metals including Ni, Cu, Zn, Co, In, Ga, Ge from low grade ores in a cost-effective way. In addition a toolbox for metallurgical system is created in the project using new methods and combinations.
The unused potential of metal containing fine grained industrial residues are evaluated, while hybrid and flexible hydrometallurgical processes and treatment methods of fines are developed for both materials. Training and education of new professionals are facilitated within the METGROW+ project. The knowledge of raw materials and sustainable technologies will attract new talents in the field who can flexibly change fields from treatment of secondary to primary resources, which also smoothens the economic ups and downs in the primary sector.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-one-stage
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 062 030

Participants (18)

ARCHE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 182 500
Address
Liefkensstraat 35d
9032 Gent

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDENER TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 444 625
Address
Calle Early Ovington 4 Nave 8
41300 La Rinconada (Sevilla)

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDP INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA IBERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 251 593,75
Address
Avenida Francesc Macia 60 3 Planta
08208 Sabadell Barcelona

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT METALI NIEZELAZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 657 000
Address
Sowinskiego 5
44 100 Gliwice

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Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 681 651,25
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JM RECYCLING NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Ekkelgaarden 16
3500 Hasselt

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Outotec (Finland) Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 676 100
Address
Rauhalanpuisto 9
02230 Espoo

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 399 862,50
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 598 500
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Research Organisations
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 481 375
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 490 306,25
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 981 393,75
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Research Organisations
HELLENIC COPPER MINES LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 151 250
Address
Kyriakos Matsi Avenue 1a
1510 Nicosia

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
URBASER SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 125
Address
Cmno Hormigueras 171
28031 Madrid

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROFIMA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 97 500
Address
Ul Bielawska 6/40
02 511 Warszawa

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UMICORE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 264 000
Address
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 256 250
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMERYS ALUMINATES
France
EU contribution
€ 122 400
Address
43 Quai De Grenelle
75015 Paris

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)