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Multi-Stakeholder Platform for a Secure Supply of Refractory Metals in Europe

Multi-Stakeholder Platform for a Secure Supply of Refractory Metals in Europe

Objective

Refractory metals (tungsten, tantalum, rhenium, molybdenum and niobium) are highly strategic metals today mainly imported from a few countries. The European primary production remains below a few percentage. However, resources exist in Europe, as primary resources but mainly as secondary resources (industrial waste, urban mines). Valorizing these resources requires coordination and networking between researchers, entrepreneurs and public authorities to harmonise technologies, processes and services, develop standards, create new potential for export of eco-innovative solutions and for seizing new markets
MSP-REFRAM will address these challenges by creating of a common multi-stakeholder platform that will draw the current refractory metals value chains and identify its innovation potential in order to support the implementation of the EIP on Raw Materials. Coming from industry, research, public sectors and civil society, both Consortium Members and External Experts have joined forces with expertise covering the whole value chain including mining, processing, recycling, application.
The outputs of MSP-REFRAM will help Europe improve the supply value chain of refractory metals in the coming years, optimising the use of external resources as energy and water and at the same time reducing the amount and the toxicity of waste.
MSP-REFRAM will share its conclusions widely and efficiently, in a long lasting way thanks to the support of the PROMETIA association. To ensure the systemic change, the outcomes of the project will be made available to the stakeholders and to the public through different tools and reports.
In the medium term, MSP-REFRAM will contribute to better-informed decision-making at EU and national level as well as industry by proposing innovative value chains that will boost the refractory metals sector. In the longer term, this should improve the availability of these refractory metals, while creating greater added value to the economy and more jobs.
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Address

Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 130 250

Participants (20)

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AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 86 875

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 77 625

FUNDACION CARTIF

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 41 250

E-MINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 63 750

ERAMET IDEAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 625

GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 51 875

UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 75 375

OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 78 875

SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT METALI NIEZELAZNYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 57 875

INSTITUTO PARA LA COMPETITIVIDAD EMPRESARIAL DE CASTILLA Y LEON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 29 172,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 28 650

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 31 500

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE

France

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

Swerim AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 106 875

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 26 125

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 58 437,50

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 45 625

LGI CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 94 375

MINERAL PROCESSING AND EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY FOR MINING AND RECYCLINGINNOVATION ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 265 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688993

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 499 760

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 760

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France