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Thinking rough towards sustainability

Objective

To tackle its critical raw material (CRM) dependency, Europe needs comprehensive strategies based on sustainable primary mining, recovery from secondary resources and recycling. The EC classified 20 CRMs due to their high economic importance and high risk of supply interruption. e.THROUGH has the ambitious vision of turning the challenge of CRMs dependence into a strategic strength for Europe, contributing towards declassifying some CRMs, as tungsten, indium, gallium and chromium, by: 1) Promoting new trends in the characterization and exploration of mineral deposits; 2) Mapping CRMs between EU mining regions; 3) Gaining knowledge on innovative processes for recovery secondary CRMs; 4) Redesign construction materials using secondary materials, closing loops, strongly supporting waste minimization; 5) Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for the evaluation of global environmental impacts; 6) Transferring newly generated knowledge to stakeholders, both for policy development and standardization, and for shaping responsible behaviours. e.THROUGH is an intersectoral and interdisciplinary consortium of EU & Third Country partners of leading institutions that see waste as a resource to recover CRMs, influencing the whole value chain. By training human resources in CRMs´value chain, their recovery, recycling, further reuse and LCA, they become the much needed young and senior scientists and engineers for the growing EU CRM industry. The consortium comprises 40% industry and 60% research partners. This should help push Europe to the forefront in CRM sectors, providing eco-friendly alternatives in supply. The generated scientific relevant knowledge will be transferred to shape industries, communities and individual citizens’ behaviour, fostering corporate sustainability performance, important to influence economic agents’ choices. e.THROUGH will generate a win-win situation for both the environment and the economy, promoting the required transition towards a sustainable society.

Coordinator

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Net EU contribution
€ 377 550,00
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Portugal

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 000,00

Participants (6)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 162 000,00
Address
Avda Cervantes, Num. 2
29016 Malaga

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Region
Andalucía Málaga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECO RECYCLING SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 49 500,00
Address
Via Francesco Siacci 4
00197 Roma

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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
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 13 950,00
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 500,00
E-MINES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
Address
10 Allee De L Ecole
09600 Dun

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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
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Ariège
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LOMARTOV SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Parroco Miguel Tarin 16 Planta
46035 Valencia

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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
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Huntington Avenue 360 960 Rp
02115 Boston Ma

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Memorial Drive West 27
18015 Bethlehem Pa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 500,00