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Global material flows and demand-supply forecasting for mineral strategies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730330

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 162 835

  • EU contribution

    € 999 710

Coordinated by:

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

Objective

Global demand for minerals is growing rapidly, driven by rapid population growth, urbanisation and an increasingly diverse range of technical applications. Global material supply chains linking the extraction, transport and processing stages of raw materials have become increasingly complex and today involve multiple players and product components. An interactive platform that provides transparency about existing approaches and information gaps concerning global material flows is needed to understand these global supply chains; developing this capability is critical for maintaining competitiveness in the European economy.

Against this backdrop, the proposed MinFuture project aims to identify, integrate, and develop expertise for global material flow analysis and scenario modelling.
Specific activities include:
• the analysis of barriers and gateways for delivering more transparent and interoperable materials information
• the assessment of existing model approaches for global material flow analysis, including the demand- supply forecasting methods
• the delivery of a ‘common methodology’ which integrates mineral data, information and knowledge across national boundaries and between governmental and non-governmental organisations;
• the development of recommendations for a roadmap to implement the ‘common methodology’ at international level;
• the creation of a web-portal to provide a central access point for material flow information, including links to existing data sources, models, tools and analysis;

MinFuture brings together 16 international partners from across universities, public organisations and companies, to deliver new insight, strategic intelligence and a clear roadmap for enabling effective access to global material information.
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Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Address

Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 267 973,75

Participants (17)

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 147 187,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 86 345

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 104 375

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 104 375

DELOITTE CONSEIL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 29 250

BIO INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

France

NORGES GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOKELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 31 352,50

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 52 500

INSTYTUT GOSPODARKI SUROWCAMI MINERALNYMI I ENERGIA PAN

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 16 562,50

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 21 312,50

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 29 101,25

IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 40 000

MINPOL GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 69 375

THE RITSUMEIKAN TRUST ACADEMIC JURIDICAL PERSON

Japan

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

United States

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Australia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730330

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 162 835

  • EU contribution

    € 999 710

Coordinated by:

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway