Explore the words cloud of the Blue Nodules project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "Blue Nodules" about.
The following table provides information about the project.
IHC MINING BV
|Coordinator Country||Netherlands [NL]|
|Total cost||7˙991˙137 €|
|EC max contribution||7˙991˙137 € (100%)|
1. H2020-EU.3.5.3. (Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials)
|Duration (year-month-day)||from 2016-02-01 to 2020-07-31|
Take a look of project's partnership.
|1||IHC MINING BV||NL (SLIEDRECHT)||coordinator||2˙022˙440.00|
|2||STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN||NL (UTRECHT)||participant||1˙271˙442.00|
|3||DREDGING INTERNATIONAL NV||BE (ZWIJNDRECHT)||participant||982˙250.00|
|4||IHC MTI BV||NL (KINDERDIJK)||participant||839˙375.00|
|5||RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN||DE (AACHEN)||participant||575˙675.00|
|6||GLOBAL SEA MINERAL RESOURCES||BE (OOSTENDE)||participant||455˙812.00|
|7||CONTITECH RUBBER INDUSTRIAL KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG||HU (SZEGED)||participant||443˙800.00|
|8||UNIRESEARCH BV||NL (DELFT)||participant||315˙281.00|
|9||DE REGT MARINE CABLES BV||NL (KRIMPEN AAN DE LEK)||participant||307˙937.00|
|10||SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD||UK (ROMSEY HAMPSHIRE)||participant||188˙603.00|
|11||NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU||NO (TRONDHEIM)||participant||179˙786.00|
|12||AARHUS UNIVERSITET||DK (AARHUS C)||participant||170˙968.00|
|13||BUREAU VERITAS MARINE & OFFSHORE REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET DE PLATEFORMES OFFSHORE||FR (PUTEAUX)||participant||128˙922.00|
|14||UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA||ES (BARCELONA)||participant||102˙500.00|
|15||BUREAU VERITAS - REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET D'AERONEFS||FR (NEUILLY SUR SEINE)||participant||6˙342.00|
|16||STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE||NL (DEN HOORN TEXEL)||participant||0.00|
A key EU policy aims to reduce the Union dependency on raw materials imports, in particular (candidate) Critical Raw Materials that are vital for the EU innovative technologies. Topic SC5-11c-2015 scope focuses on “developing new highly-automated technological sustainable solutions for deep mining … in the sea bed combined with in-situ processing of minerals”. An existing but challenging raw material resource concerns polymetallic nodules. These round to elongated concretions of 1–15 cm diameter form on sediment-covered deep-sea plains in all oceans between 4-6000m water depth. The challenge to harvest and transport the nodules to the EU shore is taken on by Blue Nodules. The governing project principle is: industrial viability within the context of a realistic and technical, economic and environmentally balanced business case for the complete Polymetallic Nodules value chain of mining, processing and valorisation. Blue Nodules will develop and test to TRL6 maturity a new highly-automated and technologically sustainable deep sea mining system. Key features are: an annual production capability of 2 Million Tons nodules in water depths up to 6000m, in-situ processing of the nodules and intrinsic safe working conditions. Technical WPs are dedicated to subsea harvesting equipment & control technology, in-situ seafloor processing of polymetallic nodules and sea surface, land operations & processes. A dedicated WP focuses on environmental issues and on an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). A WP setting requirements and assessing the developed technology controls the entire work plan structure. High credibility is obtained by linking the project work to a nodule field licence owned by a project partner and located in the most promising known nodule deposit: the Clarion Clipperton Zone. The project consortium contains 14 leading industry and research partners from 9 EU member states. The project duration is 48 months, the required funding amounts to 8 Million.
|Report Rules and regulations||Documents, reports||2020-02-27 11:31:31|
|Report describing the process flow overview||Documents, reports||2020-02-27 11:31:31|
|Report on environmental pressures arising from maritime operations||Documents, reports||2020-02-27 11:31:31|
|Final release of the Terms of Reference report to be used in WP1-5||Documents, reports||2020-02-27 11:31:31|
|Report on inventory of environmental pressures||Documents, reports||2020-02-27 11:31:30|
|Nodule Cracker Tool||Documents, reports||2020-02-27 11:31:30|
|Website, templates and general flyer||Documents, reports||2020-02-27 11:31:31|
|Initial design of vehicle propulsion and propulsion test performance||Documents, reports||2020-02-27 11:31:30|
Take a look to the deliverables list in detail: detailed list of Blue Nodules deliverables.
|year||authors and title||journal||last update|
J.M. van Wijk, S. Haalboom, E. de Hoog, H. de Stigter, M.G. Smit
Impact fragmentation of polymetallic nodules under deep ocean pressure conditions
published pages: 250-260, ISSN: 0892-6875, DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2019.02.015
|Minerals Engineering 134||2020-02-27|
Jort M. van Wijk
THE INFLUENCE OF NODULE DEGRADATION ON THE VERTICAL HYDRAULIC TRANSPORT OF MANGANESE NODULES
published pages: , ISSN: 0867-7964, DOI:
|18th International Conference on the Transport and Sedimentation of Solid Particles 29-06-2017||2020-02-27|
Edwin de Hoog, Maarten in â€™t Veld, Jort van Wijk and Arno Talmon
AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY INTO FLOW ASSURANCE OF COARSE INCLINED SLURRIES
published pages: , ISSN: 0867-7964, DOI:
|18th International Conference on the Transport and Sedimentation of Solid Particles 11-15 September 2017||2020-02-27|
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