SCRREEN LAUNCHING & 1st ANNUAL CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS EVENT
7 November 2017, Le Plaza Hotel, Brussels
CHROMIC (GA 730471), EQUINOX (GA 689510), PLATIRUS (GA 730224), SCALE (GA 730105) AND INREP (GA 641864) have received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The first Annual Critical Raw Material Event will offer an opportunity to a variety of stakeholders to get a fresh update about the latest EU activities in the field of Critical Raw Materials. It takes place during the Raw Materials Week 2017 in parallel to the Advanced Mining Countries Conference on Responsible Mining and Sourcing starting with a joint plenary session.
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About the co-organisers (Horizon 2020 projects)
The CHROMIC project aims to unlock the potential of these resources. By smart combinations of existing methods and new technological innovations, it will develop new processes to recover chromium, vanadium, molybdenum and niobium from industrial waste.
The main objective of EQUINOX is to develop a novel process that allows to substitute Cr/Ni based (stainless) steel parts used in high volume end consumer products such as in the lock industry, electronics, process industry and automotive industry with a novel technology.
The PLATIRUS project tackles the challenge of boosting the availability and ensuring a stable supply of PGMs in Europe by upscaling to industrially relevant levels of a novel cost-efficient and miniaturised PGMs recovery and raw material production process.
The main aim of SCALE is the efficient exploitation of EU high concentration scandium containing resources including bauxite residues and acid wastes to develop a stable and secure EU scandium supply chain to serve the needs of EU aerospace and high tech industry.
The goals of the EU-funded INREP project are threefold: first, to identify and assess indium-free alternatives; second, to identify and develop thin film deposition equipment and third, to test the capabilities of these indium-free transparent conductors.