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effiCient mineral processing and Hydrometallurgical RecOvery of by-product Metals from low-grade metal contaIning seCondary raw materials

Objective

Europe is faced with the challenge of sustaining a secure supply of by-product metals, which play a fundamental role in the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and innovations in high-tech sectors. To loosen the growth restrictions imposed by the inflexible supply from primary mining, alternative sources for these metals must be explored. At the same time a wealth of metals is entrapped within the vast amounts of secondary resources still being landfilled or used in applications where their intrinsic value is not fully utilized. To unlock the potential of these resources, a radically new approach to metal recovery must be deployed. Crucial factor within this new value chain is the zero-waste approach, which captures not only the contained metals but also valorises the residual matrix (often >95% of the bulk material). Such an approach requires the development of innovative, highly selective metal recovery technologies that fully capture the metal-value without impairing the properties of the residual matrix material for valorisation.
CHROMIC aims to develop such new recovery processes for critical (Cr, Nb) and economically valuable (Mo, V) by-product metals from secondary resources, based on the smart integration of enhanced pre-treatment, selective alkaline leaching and highly selective metal recovery across the value chain. An overarching assessment of the related economic, environmental and health and safety aspects will be carried out in an iterative way to ensure that the developed technologies meet the requirements of the circular economy whilst being in line with current market demand. The technology will be developed for two models streams (stainless steel slags and ferrochrome slags) with the potential of replication to numerous industrial residues across Europe. Involvement of society from early on will smooth the path towards implementation, so that the CHROMIC processes can contribute to securing Europe’s supply of critical raw materials.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Net EU contribution
€ 1 170 877,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (11)

MICROWAVE ENERGY APPLICATIONS MANAGEMENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 497 625,00
Address
Dorenstraat 28
3020 Herent

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELEKTROWERK WEISWEILER GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 65 125,00
Address
Durener Strasse 487
52249 Eschweiler

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ORBIX PRODUCTIONS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 8 451,25
Address
Henry Fordlaan 84
3600 Genk

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Limburg (BE) Arr. Hasselt
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.

ORBIX SOLUTIONS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 86 248,75
Address
Rue De Dria 46
6240 Farciennes

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

Yes
Region
Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Charleroi
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORMICABLU SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 308 781,25
Address
Via Nazario Sauro 2
40121 Bologna Bo

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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
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ARCHE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 156 875,00
Address
Liefkensstraat 35d
9032 Gent

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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
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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
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€ 430 625,00
Address
Letna 9
042 00 Kosice

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Slovensko Východné Slovensko Košický kraj
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
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€ 571 625,00
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden

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Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VDEH-BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 557 018,75
Address
Sohnstrasse 69
40237 Dusseldorf

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
INSTITUT FUR BAUSTOFF-FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 537 672,50
Address
Bliersheimer Strasse 62
47229 Duisburg

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 478 762,50
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