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Development of an innovative sustainable strategy for selective biorecover of critical raw materials from Primary and Secondary sources

Project description

Biorecovery of critical raw materials

Europe depends almost 100 % on imports from China, South Africa and Russia for rare earths, magnesium and metals from the platinum group. The EU-funded BIORECOVER project will develop a sustainable and safe process based on biotechnology for the selective extraction of a range of critical raw materials from primary and unexplored secondary sources. The process will be based on the integration of three main stages to reach the expected recovery rate (90 %), selectivity (95 %) and purity (99 %): metal impurity removal, metal mobilisation through microorganisms, and metal recovery. To achieve its aims, the project has established a multidisciplinary consortium covering the whole value chain from seven different countries.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DE INVESTIGACION MULTISECTORIAL
Address
Parque Empresarial Alvedro, Calle H Numero 20
15180 Culleredo
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 802 781,25

Participants (13)

MYTILINAIOS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 241 187,50
Address
Artemidos 8
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAGNESITAS NAVARRAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 342 062,50
Address
Avenida Roncesvalles Sn
31630 Zubiri Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 411 860
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 470 370
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 596 633,75
Address
Jan Smuts Avenue 1
2001 Johannesburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 426 311,25
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 436 192,50
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECNICAS REUNIDAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 692 187,50
Address
Calle Arapiles 14
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALGAENERGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 449 592,50
Address
Avenida De Europa 19
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 698 755
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRANCISCO ALBERO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 093,75
Address
Rafael Barradas 19 Poligono
08908 Hospitalet De Llobregat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 223 250
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)