Opendata, web and dolomites


Secure European Critical Rare Earth Elements

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "SecREEts" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: STRINDVEGEN 4
postcode: 7034
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Norway [NO]
 Total cost 17˙224˙132 €
 EC max contribution 12˙880˙031 € (75%)
 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 2018-06-01   to  2022-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SINTEF AS NO (TRONDHEIM) coordinator 1˙629˙457.00
2    Yara International ASA NO (Oslo) participant 3˙522˙050.00
3    LESS COMMON METALS LIMITED UK (ELLESMERE PORT) participant 3˙206˙843.00
4    REETEC AS NO (OSLO) participant 3˙000˙000.00
5    PROSPEX INSTITUTE BE (Brussels) participant 824˙750.00
6    QUANTIS CH (ECUBLENS VD) participant 297˙500.00
8    VACUUMSCHMELZE GMBH & CO KG DE (HANAU) participant 109˙840.00


 Project objective

Rare Earth Elements (REEs) are critical and non-substitutable raw materials with high economic importance for European industry, as they are crucial components for a broad range of advanced products. The main goal of the SecREEts project is to establish a stable and secure supply of critical REEs based on sustainable extraction from European apatite sources used in fertiliser production. Pilot processes will be developed for the innovative extraction, separation and transformation of REEs. Rare Earth (RE) metals will be supplied to application areas like electric vehicles, industrial motors and wind turbines. Replication potential will be demonstrated in medical diagnostics, Fluid Catalytic Cracking and consumer products. The main objective of the project is to demonstrate a new integrated value chain for the optimal extraction, refining and production of REEs in Europe. This will be achieved through the development and demonstration of a number of innovative technologies: • Utilise efficiently a novel industrial sidestream process in fertiliser production to extract the REEs • Separate REEs by a novel chromatographic process into distinct nitrate salts • Realise electrochemical production of metals and alloys from the above targeted RE oxides • Demonstrate the market value and relevance of the produced RE metals in permanent magnets and its downstream products • Validate market acceptance of the RE oxides not processed to metals • Create an industrial symbiosis between two value chains • Demonstrate the economic, environmental and societal sustainability as well as safety of the pilot units SecREEts pilots will focus on Pr, Nd and Dy metals used in permanent magnets as these are extremely critical for the European economy. Industrial implementation of the pilots developed in SecREEts will lead to a supply of at least 3000 tonnes annually of REEs to European industries in 2023, with 75 M€ in estimated value.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "SECREETS" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "SECREETS" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.3.5.3.)

CEWASTE (2018)

Voluntary certification scheme for waste treatment

Read More  

FineFuture (2019)

Innovative technologies and concepts for fine particle flotation: unlocking future fine-grained deposits and Critical Raw Materials resources for the EU

Read More  


Resilient Bio-inspired Modular Robotic Miners

Read More