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Production of Scandium compounds and Scandium Aluminum alloys from European metallurgical by- products

Objective

Scandium (Sc) is one of the highest valued elements in the periodic table and an element which is usually grouped in REEs as it shares many characteristics with Yttrium. Scandium technological applications are unique, as it is a key component in producing Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (Scandia-Stabilized-Zirconia solid electrolyte layer) or high strength Aluminum alloys used in aerospace and 3D printing applications (SCALMALLOY®). Yet Scandium supply is limited due to its scarcity and the high cost of its production, which currently takes place in Asia and Russia.
Europe has no production of Scandium, but is home to many Sc industrial end-users (Airbus, II-VI, KBM Affilips and others). In fact end-users like Airbus, are not deploying their Sc applications due to the lack of a secure Sc supply. The SCALE project sets about to develop and secure a European Sc supply chain through the development of technological innovations which will allow the extraction of Sc from European industrial residues.
Bauxite Residues from alumina production (5 Million tons on dry basis per year in Europe) and acid wastes from TiO2 pigment production (1.4 Million tons on dry basis per year in Europe) have Sc concentrations which are considered exploitable, given a viable extraction technology. SCALE develops and demonstrates the value chain starting from residue and finishing to high tech end-product. In more detail:
• SCALE develops innovative technologies that can extract economically and sustainably Sc from dilute mediums (<100 mg/L) and upgrade them to pure oxides, metals and alloys at lower energy or material cost.
• SCALE extracts along with Sc all other REEs found in the by-products (AoG’s BR on an annual base contain 10% of the European REE raw material imports)
The industrially driven SCALE consortium covers the entire Sc value chain with 7 major European industries and further features 8 academic and research institutes and 4 engineering companies with track records in RTD.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB

Coordinator

MYTILINAIOS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 122 980,00
Address
Artemidos 8
15125 Marousi
Greece

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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (19)

II-VI GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 692 770,00
Address
Brunnenweg 19-21
64331 Weiterstadt

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Darmstadt Darmstadt-Dieburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 761 000,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 516 875,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 383 125,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest

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Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 303 125,00
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 706 625,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 301 250,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MEAB CHEMIE TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 721 500,00
Address
Dennewartstrasse 25
52068 Aachen

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 131 673,75
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

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Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IOLITEC IONIC LIQUIDS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 225 000,00
Address
Salzstrasse 184
74076 Heilbronn

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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
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Heilbronn, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KBM MASTER ALLOYS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 209 250,00
Address
Kloosterlaan 2
9936 TE Farmsum

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Noord-Nederland Groningen Delfzijl en omgeving
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LESS COMMON METALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 137 500,00
Address
Unit 2 Hooton Park, North Road
CH65 1BL Ellesmere Port

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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
North West (England) Cheshire Cheshire West and Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TRONOX PIGMENTS (HOLLAND) BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 70 000,00
Address
Professor Gerbrandyweg 2
3197 KK Rotterdam

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALUMINIUM OXID STADE, GESELLSCHAFTMIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 101 250,00
Address
Johann-rathje-koser-strasse
21683 Stade

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Niedersachsen Lüneburg Stade
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ITRB LTD
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 559 375,00
Address
Arch Makariou Iii 2-4 Capital
1505 Lefkosia

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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
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAVESTONE LUXEMBOURG SA

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Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 177 500,00
Address
10 Rue Du Chateau D'eau
3364 Leudelange

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Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
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.

WAVESTONE ADVISORS

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
100-101 Terrasse Boieldieu Tour Franklin
92042 Paris La Defense

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SINTEF AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 385 826,25
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

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Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00