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first of a kind commercial Compact system for the efficient Recovery Of CObalt Designed with novel Integrated LEading technologies

first of a kind commercial Compact system for the efficient Recovery Of CObalt Designed with novel Integrated LEading technologies

Objective

The CROCODILE project will showcase innovative metallurgical systems based on advanced pyro-, hydro-, bio-, iono- and electrometallurgy technologies for the recovery of cobalt and the production of cobalt metal and upstream products from a wide variety of secondary and primary European resources. CROCODILE will demonstrate the synergetic approaches and the integration of the innovative metallurgical systems within existing recovery processes of cobalt from primary and secondary sources at different locations in Europe, to enhance their efficiency, improve their economic and environmental values, and will provide a zero-waste strategy for important waste streams rich in cobalt such as batteries. Additionally, CROCODILE will produce a first of a kind economically and environmentally viable mobile commercial metallurgical system based on advanced hydrometallurgical and electrochemical technologies able to produce cobalt metal from black mass containing cobalt from different sources of waste streams such as spent batteries and catalysts. The new established value chain in this project will bring together for the first time major players who have the potential of supplying 10,000 ton of cobalt annually in the mid-term range from European resources, corresponding to about 65% of the current overall EU industrial demand. Therefore, the project will reduce drastically the very high supply risk of cobalt for Europe, provide SMEs with novel business opportunities, and consolidate the business of large refineries with economically and environmentally friendly technologies and decouple their business from currently unstable supply of feedstocks.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 064 900

Participants (23)

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FREEPORT COBALT OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 186 812,50

GLENCORE NIKKELVERK AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 292 250

STENA RECYCLING INTERNATIONAL AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 145 687,50

ECO RECYCLING SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 160 005

GENIKI METALLEUTIKI KAI METALLOURGIKI ANONIMI ETAIRIA - (GENERAL MINING AND METALLURGICAL COMPANY S.A. )

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 152 162,50

RELIGHT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 353 500

LOMARTOV SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 196 875

Kopacek KEG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 399 124,25

AKKUSER OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 151 375

ACCUREC-RECYCLING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 630 125

SAUBERMACHER DIENSTLEISTUNGS AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 429 100

SOCIETE NOUVELLE D'AFFINAGE DES METAUX-SNAM

France

EU Contribution

€ 216 687,63

COMET TRAITEMENTS SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 714 062,13

MONOLITHOS KATALITES KE ANAKIKLOSI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 315 875

TECNALIA VENTURES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 132 133,75

PNO INNOVATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 197 750

OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 319 900

Env-Aqua Solutions Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 625 187,50

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 874 625

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 869 312,50

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 274 175

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 376 413,75

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 547 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776473

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2018

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 890 408,75

  • EU contribution

    € 11 625 289,01

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain