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Nano-particle products from new mineral resources in Europe

Objective

The objectives of the ProMine IP address the Commission’s concerns over the annual 11 billion € trade deficit in metal and mineral imports. Europe has to enhance the efficiency of its overall production chain putting higher quality and added value products on the market. ProMine focuses on two parts of this chain, targeting extractive and end-user industries. Upstream, the first ever Pan-EU GIS based mineral resource and advanced modelling system for the extractive industry will be created, showing known and predicted, metallic and non-metallic mineral occurrences across the EU. Detailed 4D computer models will be produced for four metalliferous regions. Upstream work will also include demonstrating the reliability of new (Bio)technologies for an ecoefficient production of strategic metals, driven by the creation of on-site added value and the identification of specific needs of potential end-users. Downstream, a new strategy will be developed for the European extractive industry which looks not only at increasing production but also at delivering high value, tailored nano-products which will form the new raw materials for the manufacturing industry. ProMine research will focus on five nano-products, (Conductive metal (Cu, Ag, Au) fibres, rhenium and rhenium alloy powders, nano-silica, iron oxyhydroxysulphate and new nano-particle based coatings for printing paper), which will have a major impact on the economic viability of the extractive industry. They will be tested at bench scale, and a number selected for development to pilot scale where larger samples can be provided for characterisation and testing by end-user industries. It will include production, testing and evaluation of these materials, with economic evaluation, life cycle cost analysis, and environmental sustainability. ProMine with 26 partners from 11 EU member states, has a strong industrial involvement while knowledge exploitation will transfer ProMine results to the industrial community.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02151 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 660 339
Administrative Contact
Juha Kaija (Mr.)

Participants (32)

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE LORRAINE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 263 960
Address
Avenue De La Foret De Haye 2
54501 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Jacques Royer (Dr.)
INSTITUTO GEOLOGIKON KAI METALLEYTIKON EREYNON

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 410 183
Address
Sp Louis Odos Entrance C Olympic Village 1
13677 Acharnae
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Arvanitidis (Dr.)
BOLIDEN MINERAL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 301 765
Address
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932 81 Skelleftehamn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Heeroma (Mr.)
KGHM CUPRUM SPZOO CENTRUM BADAWCZO-ROZWOJOWE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 303 470
Address
Ul Generla Wladyslawa Sikorskiego 2-8
53 659 Wroclaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Grotowski (Dr.)
AGC MINAS DE PORTUGAL UNIPESSOAL LIMITADA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 175 932
Address
Mina De Neves-corvo
7780-015 Santa Barbara De Padroes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Mário Moreira Castelo Branco (Mr.)
HELLAS GOLD S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 248 050
Address
Ermou 25
14564 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vithleem Gazea (Mrs.)
PYHASALMI MINE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 210 054
Address
Mainarintie 2
86801 Pyhasalmi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timo Matti Villehard Mäki (Mr.)
KESKUSLABORATORIO OY

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Finland
EU contribution
€ 31 266
Address
Tekniikantie 2
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Kettle (Dr.)
Calduran Kalkzandsteen B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Einsteinstraat 5
3846 BH Harderwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Tijhaar (Mr.)
WOLA CHEMISCH-TECHNISCHE ERZEUGNISSE GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 61 194
Address
Wasserturmstraße 5
06766 Bitterfeld-wolfen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dieter Pöhl (Mr.)
KGHM ECOREN SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 120 600,40
Address
Marii Sklodowskiej Curie 45A
59 301 Lubin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Olejnik (Dr.)
SELOR EEIG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 583 393
Address
Saffierstraat 101 C
1074 GP Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Baker (Dr.)
KEMAKTA KONSULT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 364 390
Address
Warfvingesvag 33 7Tr
112 51 Stockholm
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bertil Grundfelt (Mr.)
INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IRM) COMPANY LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 368 000
Address
Pope Benedict Xv Square 24
CSP 06 Senglea
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Spiteri (Ms.)
G.E.O.S.INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 379 167
Address
Gewerbepark Schwarze Kiefern
09633 Halsbrucke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jana Pinka (Dr.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT METALI NIEZELAZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 454 584
Address
Sowinskiego 5
44 100 Gliwice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Chmielarz (Dr.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 192 694
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick D'hugues (Dr.)
INSTITUTO GEOLÓGICO Y MINERO DE ESPAÑA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 410 951
Address
Ríos Rosas 23
28003 Madrid
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fernando Tornos (Dr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO VIOSIMIS KAI AEIFOROU ANAPTYXIS
Greece
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Odos Sp Louis 1
13677 Acharnae
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Arvanitidis (Dr.)
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 473 806
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Inverno (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 860 735,75
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ali Juha Harlin (Prof.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 651 660
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pär Weihed (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 266 165
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Scholte (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Jacques Royer (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 063
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 258 639,60
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College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dyfan Griffith (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 134 721
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Akademiestrasse 6
09599 Freiberg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helmut Schaeben (Prof.)
MIRKA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 174 400
Address
Pensalavagen 210
66850 Jepua
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brita Ohlis (Ms.)
ELLINIKI LEFKOLITHI ANONYMOS METALLEFTIKI VIOMIHANIKI NAFTILIAKI KAI EMPORIKI ETERIA (Grecian Magnesite Mining Industrial Shipping and Commercial Company Societe Anonyme)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 91 350,75
Address
Michalakopoulou Str. 45
11528 Athens
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Arsenis (Mr.)
MILTON ROY MIXING SA
France
EU contribution
€ 101 130
Address
Rue Du Bois Gasseau 10
77210 Samoreau
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Guillaume Prie (Mr.)
L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
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€ 92 500,50
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Kowalczyk (Mr.)
KIJLSTRA BETONMORTEL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
De Steven 49
9206 AX Dracten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marian Klooster (Mrs.)