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Meet the Partners: Cemetos La Cruz
October 10, 2023
In METALLICO, Cementos La Cruz will validate the use of lithium carbonate and the mining waste valorization in the cement industry. Read more about how they will use mining waste and lithium carbonate to develop new cementitious materials with a low carbon footprint in our interview!
Meet the Partners: G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
September 21, 2023
G.E.O.S. accompanies the optimisation of the COOL+ Process which is developed to hydrometallurgically extract lithium from ores. Read the interview to learn more about this task, how METALLICO helps to replace a "not in my backyard" mindset with increased raw material awareness in the public and why this is so important for the European Union's goals for a transition to a green and digital world.
Meet the Partners: Fraunhofer IKTS
September 13, 2023
The task of Fraunhofer IKTS in METALLICO is to validate the COOL+ process, one of the five processes developed and optimized in the project. The aim of the process is not only to recover lithium, but also to produce geopolymers from the solid residue that can be used as sustainable construction material. How are they going to reach their goals? Read the whole interview!
Meet the Partners: At Clave
September 4, 2023
In METALLICO, At Clave is responsible for the project's stakeholder engagement, social participation and networking activities. They are also in charge of improving governance instruments. To reach their aims, At Clave will combine different activities and create innovative tools for public awareness creation and participation. Read the whole interview to find out more about their work and why they think it is so important that METALLICO also considers social implications.
Meet the Partners: Łukasiewicz-IMN
August 10, 2023
The main task of Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals (Łukasiewicz-IMN) is to prepare the upscaling of the CONI process to valorise secondary resources from lead (Pb) hydrometallurgical processes. They are also working on the construction, start-up, and operation of the pilot plant for the CONI process. Find out what other tasks they have, what their goals are, and why they think METALLICO is so important.
Meet the Partners: VTT
August 3, 2023
VTT, a research institution owned by the finnish state, will take part in optimizing and upscaling the hydrometallurgical process steps for the COMAN process, in which critical metals such as cobalt and manganese will be recovered from mine tailings. Learn more about the tasks and goals of VTT in the interview!
Meet the Partners: Cobres Las Cruces
July 27, 2023
Cobre Las Cruces, the mining-hydrometallurgical complex located in Seville province (Spain), is mainly involved in the TAILCO process which is devoted to recover cobalt from copper hydrometallurgical industry tailings treatment. One of their tasks is to develop a lab fine-tuning and an intermediate scale validation for the process. Read more about their work in the TAILCO process and why it is so important.
Meet the Partners: IDENER
July 20, 2023
IDENER is the coordinator of the project and has several tasks: In addition to the overall project coordination, they are also modelling and optimising the processing stages of each case study and are responsible for the the engineering and digitalisation of processes. Read more about their tasks, aims and motives in the interview!