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Sustainable Low Impact Mining solution for exploitation of small mineral deposits based on advanced rock blasting and environmental technologies

Objective

The main economic, technological and environmental challenges of small mining include reducing high investment costs, reducing generation of waste and large tailings, identifying and addressing environmental impacts, and improving flexibility, automation and safety of operations. However, at the moment, there is no quick-fix available to reduce the environmental impact from mines, and it is neither realistic to expect production solutions very distant from today’s technologies. Considering that the present mining technology is based on rock blasting and mobile mining equipment for loading and transportation, the major challenge is to generate a new sustainable systemic solution that affects positively the relevant mining value chain.

SLIM aims to develop a cost-effective and sustainable selective low impact mining solution based on non-linear rock mass fragmentation by blasting models, airborne particulate matter, vibration affections and nitrate leaching mitigation actions for exploitation of small mineral deposits (including those with chemically complex ore-forming phases) through a new generation of explosives and an advanced automatic blast design software based on improved rock mass characterisation and fragmentation models for optimum fragmentation and minimum rock damage and far-field vibrations.

SLIM consortium is led by UPM (es), with LTU (se), MUL (at) and TUG (at) as Research Insitutions, 3GSM (at - Rock fragmentation and blasting software), MAXAM (es - Explosives), ORGIVA (es - Fluorite mine) and ERZBERG (at - Iron mine) and ARNO (es - Quarry) as validators in relevant environment. BRGM (fr), INVESTORNET (dk), MINPOL (at), and ZABALA (es) complement the Environmental and Economic assessments, the Communication and Dissemination activities and Social Awareness actions.

SLIM addresses the following issue: a) Sustainable selective low impact mining (2016), it has a planned duration of 48 months and a budget of €6,979,200 requesting €6,979,200 of EU funding.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Net EU contribution
€ 798 212,50
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

3GSM GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 424 050,00
Address
Pluddemanngasse 77
8010 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BENITO ARNO E HIJOS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 373 250,00
Address
Ensenyanca 1
25002 Lleida

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Region
Este Cataluña Lleida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 241 180,00
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans

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Region
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VA ERZBERG GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 518 002,50
Address
Erzberg 1
8790 Eisenerz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 276 875,00
Address
Diplomvej 381 St
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 800 362,50
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAXAMCORP INTERNATIONAL SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 665 000,00
Address
Avenida Del Partenon Numero 16 5 Planta
28042 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

MAXAMCORP HOLDING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 286 250,00
Address
Av Partenon 16 5
28042 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MINPOL GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 424 392,50
Address
Hauptstrasse 1
2721 Bad Fischau-brunn

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niederösterreich Niederösterreich-Süd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 1 173 812,50
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MINERA DE ORGIVA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 307 000,00
Address
Polig 13, Parcela 1 - Minas Carriles
18400 Orgiva Granada

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Region
Andalucía Granada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 199 500,00
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 491 312,50
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00