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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2017-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 064 900

Participants (23)

UMICORE FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 186 812,50
Address
Kobolttiaukio 1
67900 Kokkola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLENCORE NIKKELVERK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 292 250
Address
Vesterveien 31
4606 Kristiansand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STENA RECYCLING INTERNATIONAL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 145 687,50
Address
Fiskhamngsgatan 8B
400 40 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECO RECYCLING SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 160 005
Address
Via Francesco Siacci 4
00197 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENIKI METALLEUTIKI KAI METALLOURGIKI ANONIMI ETAIRIA - (GENERAL MINING AND METALLURGICAL COMPANY S.A. )
Greece
EU contribution
€ 152 162,50
Address
Fragkokklisias Str 27
151 25 Marousi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RELIGHT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 353 500
Address
Via Lainate 98/100
20017 Rho
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LOMARTOV SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 875
Address
C/ Asturias 61
46023 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kopacek KEG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 399 124,25
Address
Beckmanngasse 51
1140 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKKUSER OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 151 375
Address
Alasintie 8
85500 Nivala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCUREC-RECYCLING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 630 125
Address
Bataverstr 21
47809 Krefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAUBERMACHER DIENSTLEISTUNGS AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 429 100
Address
Hans Roth Strasse 1
8073 Feldkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETE NOUVELLE D'AFFINAGE DES METAUX-SNAM
France
EU contribution
€ 216 687,63
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures
12110 Viviez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMET TRAITEMENTS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 714 062,13
Address
Rivage De Boubier 25
6200 Chatelet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONOLITHOS KATALITES KE ANAKIKLOSI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 315 875
Address
Vrilissou 83
11476 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNALIA VENTURES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 133,75
Address
Calle Geldo Edificio 700 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia
48160 Derio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PNO INNOVATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 197 750
Address
Excelsiorlaan 51
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 319 900
Address
Avenida Leonardo Da Vinci 18 Piso 2
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENV-AQUA SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 625 187,50
Address
Myton Road 304
CV34 6PU Warwick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 874 625
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 869 312,50
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 175
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 376 413,75
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 547 250
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations