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Renewable Energies for Water Treatment and REuse in Mining Industries

Objective

The overall aim of REMIND is to develop an innovative framework of interplay between Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and innovative Water Treatment Technologies in the logic of a sustainable growth for mining industries. The novel paradigms explored are expected to drastically reduce the environmental impact due to extensive water and energy consumption, and to release of untreated wastewater during the production cycle of copper and gold. The REMIND collaborative network among European Union, Chile and Ecuador is in line with EU policy and strategy for raw materials supply; moreover, this partnership supports the economic and research efforts of Latin American countries towards a more eco-friendly and RES-driven development.
The bi-directional knowledge transfer activities implemented in REMIND aim to: i) implement a rational use of water resources in the logic of circular economy; ii) promote a carbon-free technological approach (water-energy nexus) for reducing conventional energy resources requirements, and iii) mitigate health environmental risk in two demonstration sites (mining districts of Antofagasta – CL and Regione de l’Oro – EC), and iv) exploit the intersectorial cooperation between academia and industry by setting best practices for knowledge transfer in analogous contexts.
REMIND brings together 8 leading High Education Institutions and Large Companies from 4 Countries (Italy, Spain, Chile and Ecuador), and implements a multisectorial and transdisciplinary network that generates 64 secondments and 73 Knowledge Transfer Activities.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
Address
Via Pietro Bucci 7/11/B
87036 Arcavacata Di Rende
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 584 200

Participants (3)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 377 200
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 138 000
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

ABB SA
Chile
Address
Avenida Vicuna Mackena 1602 Nunoa
7780006 Santiago
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAMARA DE COMERCIO ITALIANA DE CHILE ASOCIACION GREMIAL
Chile
Address
Av Luis Thajer Ojeda 073 Providencia
358000 Santiago
Activity type
Other
ESCUELA SUPERIOR POLITECNICA DE CHIMBORAZO
Ecuador
Address
Km 1.5 Panamericana Sur
EC060155 Riobamba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD ADOLFO IBANEZ
Chile
Address
Avda Diagonal Las Torres 2640 Penalolen
Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments