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Near-zero-waste recycling of low-grade sulphidic mining waste for critical-metal, mineral and construction raw-material production in a circular economy

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Project "NEMO" data sheet

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Coordinator
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy 

Organization address
address: VUORIMIEHENTIE 3
city: Espoo
postcode: 2150
website: www.vtt.fi

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 Coordinator Country Finland [FI]
 Total cost 14˙210˙508 €
 EC max contribution 12˙407˙294 € (87%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.5.3. (Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials)
 Code Call H2020-SC5-2017-TwoStage
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-05-01   to  2022-10-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy FI (Espoo) coordinator 2˙178˙867.00
2    KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN BE (LEUVEN) participant 1˙779˙625.00
3    VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V. BE (MOL) participant 1˙450˙800.00
4    BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES FR (ORLEANS) participant 1˙398˙390.00
5    TERRAFAME GROUP OY FI (HELSINKI) participant 1˙073˙030.00
6    SKYSCAPE OY FI (ESPOO) participant 1˙049˙125.00
7    BOLIDEN MINERAL AB SE (SKELLEFTEHAMN) participant 1˙022˙000.00
8    THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER UK (EXETER) participant 643˙584.00
9    COMITE ACADEMICO TECNICO DE ASESORAMIENTO A PROBLEMAS AMBIENTALES VZW BE (GENT) participant 383˙187.00
10    INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU METALE NEFEROASE SIRARE-IMNR RO (PANTELIMON ILFOV) participant 365˙341.00
11    OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL ES (SEVILLA) participant 322˙700.00
12    THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS AG DE (ESSEN) participant 294˙157.00
13    RESOURCEFULL BE (LEUVEN) participant 160˙453.00
14    JACOBS NV BE (ONZE LIEVE VROUW WAVER) participant 147˙437.00
15    DMT GmbH & CO. KG DE (Essen) participant 87˙500.00
16    COBRE LAS CRUCES SA ES (SEVILLA) participant 51˙095.00

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 Project objective

With an estimated volume of 600 Mtonne/yr and a historic stockpile of 28,000 Mtonne, sulphidic mining waste from the production of Cu, Pb, Zn and Ni, represents the largest volume of extractive waste in Europe. When poorly managed, these “tailings” may cause major environmental problems such as acid mine drainage. In 2016 EIP Raw Materials launched a “call to arms” to transform the “extractive-waste problem” into a “resource-recovery opportunity”, as “tailings” still contain valuable & critical metals. Using a “4 PILOTS – 2 case-studies” concept NEMO develops, demonstrates and exploits, therefore, new ways to valorise sulphidic tailings. The 2 cases are the Sotkamo Ni-Cu-Zn-REE/Sc mine in Finland and the Las Cruces Cu-mine in Spain; the 4 PILOTS are located at key points in the near-zero-waste flowsheet, encompassing the recovery of valuable & critical metals, the safe concentration of hazardous elements, the removal of sulphur as sulphate salts, while using the residual mineral fraction in cement, concrete and construction products. NEMO has established an interdisciplinary consortium, including 8 industrial partners (2 mining, 4 engineering, 1 machine manufacturing & 1 construction material company), 4 research institutes, 2 universities and 1 civil society group. NEMO’s near-zero-waste technology will provide the EU with both direct and long-term, indirect advantages. The former range from new resources (e.g. base metals: Cu, Zn, Ni, Pb; critical metals: Sc, Nd, Y, Sb; SCM and aggregates etc.), CO2 savings from metal recovery and the replacement of Ordinary Portland Cement), new job creation (> 150 FTEs), new revenues (> 200 M€/yr) while the latter represent the multiplication of the former benefits (cf. 28,000 Mtonne of these tailings), while eradicating acid-mine drainage and other environmental issues, and ensuring an enhanced dialogue (framework) between industry and civil society, to obtain and maintain the License to Operate mines in EU.

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