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Recovery of Tungsten, Niobium and Tantalum occurring as by-products in mining and processing waste streams

Project description

Recovering refractory metals from waste streams

Refractory metals like tungsten, niobium and tantalum have special characteristics that make them more durable and resistant than other standard metals. Features include a high melting point, high resistance to corrosion, and good heat and electricity conduction. Despite being classified as critical raw materials by the EC, fractions of these indispensable metals end up in mining waste streams and process scrap. The EU-funded TARANTULA project aims to recover refractory metals from low-grade waste by developing a suite of cost-effective, scalable and eco-friendly metallurgical processes. Following systematic research activities at a laboratory scale, the new technologies will be brought to technology readiness level 5, and based on performance will be validated at prototype level by TECNALIA. TARANTULA will blueprint tailored Communication, Dissemination and Civil Society Engagement strategies with respect to obtaining and maintaining the 'Social License to Operate' for future heavy-duty metallurgical processing.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /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 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
€ 1 379 565

Participants (16)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 689 375
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 835 636,25
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 801 773,75
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 592 925
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 431 000
Address
Avenida Leonardo Da Vinci 18 Piso 2
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 442 520
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL D'ETUDE DE TANTALE ET DE NIOBIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 95 446,25
Address
Chaussee De Louvain 490
1380 Lasne
Activity type
Other
SALORO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 750
Address
Plaza Constitucion 20 Piso Bj
37255 Barruecopardo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STRATEGIC MINERALS SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 345 750
Address
Calle Serrano 41, Planta 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRONIMET HOLDING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 500
Address
Sudbeckenstr 22
76189 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLOSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 105 187,50
Address
Barrio Ugarte
48970 Basauri
Activity type
Research Organisations
E-MINES
France
EU contribution
€ 211 922,50
Address
10 Allee De L Ecole
09600 Dun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INERCO INGENIERIA, TECNOLOGIA Y CONSULTORIA, SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 312 381,25
Address
Calle Tomas Alba Edison 2
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PNO INNOVATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 96 250
Address
Excelsiorlaan 51
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PNO INNOVATION

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Excelsiorlaan 51
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION ICAMCYL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 625
Address
Poligono Industrial El Bayo, 19
24412 Cubillos Del Sil Leon
Activity type
Research Organisations