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Integrated Modular Plant and Containerised Tools for Selective, Low-impact Mining of Small High-grade Deposits

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Project "IMPaCT" data sheet

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Coordinator
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER 

Organization address
address: THE QUEEN'S DRIVE NORTHCOTE HOUSE
city: EXETER
postcode: EX4 4QJ
website: www.ex.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website http://www.impactmine.eu
 Total cost 6˙991˙820 €
 EC max contribution 6˙991˙820 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.5.3. (Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials)
 Code Call H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-12-01   to  2020-05-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER UK (EXETER) coordinator 2˙293˙772.00
2    CYMRU COAL LIMITED UK (COWBRIDGE) participant 1˙359˙622.00
3    BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES FR (ORLEANS) participant 672˙476.00
4    IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE UK (LONDON) participant 664˙956.00
5    RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN DE (AACHEN) participant 419˙781.00
6    MINECO LIMITED UK (LONDON) participant 393˙658.00
7    ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO FI (KUOPIO) participant 334˙603.00
8    RADOS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES LTD UK (FARNBOROUGH) participant 297˙906.00
9    GLOBAL ECOPROCESS SERVICES OY FI (YLOJARVI) participant 294˙781.00
10    EXTRACTHIVE FR (SAINT-GENIES-DE-COMOLAS) participant 260˙260.00

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 Project objective

The current mining paradigm promotes extraction from large ‘world-class’ deposits that have required innovations in mining techniques to deal with low grades, large infrastructure to deal with high throughputs and large feasibility studies to prove long-term commercial viability. High investment in operations is no longer available in the current economic climate and many small companies have ceased to trade, concentrating production and limiting the ability of the raw materials market to respond to increased demand for raw materials or shortages in raw material supply. The problem is most extreme for critical raw materials that are produced in small quantities relative to traditional metal commodities because the potential return on investment is too low. The IMPaCT project proposes a solution that develops a new switch on-switch off (SOSO) mining paradigm to improve the viability of many critical metal and other small complex deposits. The whole systems approach that we have adopted to realise the SOSO mining paradigm centres around technological innovations in mining equipment design and mine planning that would reduce the feasibility studies required, throughput of extracted material, infrastructure, land use, resource consumption and waste. Successful business models for SOSO mining require that mining and processing technologies can be adapted to multiple deposits and commodities. Risks that are associated with the approach concern geological uncertainty, metallurgical variability and social acceptance. The work programme aims to develop the proof-of-concept of total and sustainable mining and processing solutions using case studies in the West Balkans, and subsequently to examine the step-changes that would be required for the technology to be applied globally. The companies involved in the project intend to commercialise the results. Dissemination activities include feedback to European and national policy makers, and the mining industry in general.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
Paper: water quality Documents, reports 2019-10-29 14:10:55
EIA Documents, reports 2019-10-29 14:10:53
Stakeholder group Other 2019-10-09 11:49:25
Promotional materials Other 2019-10-09 11:49:31
Project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-09 11:49:25
Baseline database Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-09 11:49:27
Website links Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-09 11:49:22
Conference report 1 Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-09 11:49:24

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of IMPaCT deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Kathryn Moore
IMPaCT, Integrated Modular Plant and Containerised Tools for Selective, Low-impact Mining of Small High-grade Deposits, Horizon 2020
published pages: 27-29, ISSN: 2398-7073, DOI: 10.21820/23987073.2018.8.27
Impact 2018/8 2019-10-29
2019 Kathryn Moore
Resourcing modern industriesby responsive mining solutions
published pages: , ISSN: 2516-3817, DOI:
Open Access Government 22 (April 2019 2019-10-29

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