From December 4th to 5th we had an excellent 2-days General Assembly of the ITERAMS PROJECT, hosted by the BRGM in Orléans. The Assembly was preceded by a full day meeting of WP3 “Closed Water Circulation”
where promising results are coming out and adding value to the Project.
Microbiological results obtained for the Kevitsa process in the ITERAMS project were presented in the International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium 2019 as oral presentation by Malin Bomberg from VTT. The biannual symposium is one of the main international conferences focusing on different aspects of biohydrometallurgy and microbiology in mining. This year, the event took place 20-23.10.2019 in Fukuoka, Japan. ITERAMS partners were widely present in the symposium with participants from VTT (Malin Bomberg and Päivi Kinnunen) and from University of Cape Town (Sue Harrison and Mariette Smart).
ITERAMS was presented at The Finnish Presidency Event: European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy taking place in the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki 30.9.-1.10.2019. The event aims at strengthening the knowledge base and sharing knowledge on the transition towards sustainable circular economy; assessing past activities; identifying policy options and priorities; and planning future actions. It enabled active dialogue with different stakeholders interested in circular economy issues. H2020 funded ITERAMS (right) and METGROW+ (left) projects highlighted methods, how to provide metals to the needs of the society in a more sustainable way. https://edsce19.eu/
Iterams poster in EDSCE event.
ITERAMS MEETING IN LEOBEN (Austria)
Iterams partners had fruitful discussions during our last meeting in Leoben (2-4 july). Meeting was held by Montan University of Leoben https://www.unileoben.ac.at/ in the 24th month of the project.
First day was devoted to present each WP advances and most recent results to all ITERAMS partners. There was also time to meet each WP separately to discuss together the research new findings and the further steps..
On Wednesday, Montan University organized a visit to Erzberg mine and shared their research works in mines and tunnels. In the mine facilities took place the WP5, WP6 and WP7 workshop. The priority lines of exploitation and dissemination plans were presented and agreed. Different individual dissemination strategies were defined in working groups.
The meeting was closed on 4th of July. The last day was focused to coordinate the tasks between different WP and to plan the last year of the project. There was also time for management issues and wrap-up sessions.
The ITERAMS project was presented by Marja Salo from VTT in a seminar organized by Industrial Water Ltd in Hotel Haven, Helsinki, the days 6-7.6.2019. The theme of the seminar was future technologies related to water usage, analysis and treatment. Other participants from Finland included universities, large enterprises with diverse operations, and SMEs focusing on specific innovations related to water technologies.
The ITERAMS project and Anglo’s sustainability actions were presented in the EIT Raw Materials Summit in Berlin by Phil Newman, Head of Innovation at Anglo American. In addition, ITERAMS partners from Montanuniversität Leoben, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Outotec, BRGM and Amphos21 participated the summit and active discussions. The session “Minerals Processing and Materials Recycling” had Increasing resource, energy and water efficiency during raw materials beneficiation in focus. The Summit is the flagship event organised by the EIT RawMaterials and it gathered experts to discuss innovation and new technologies covering the entire raw materials value chain. The topics in the raw materials sector included strategies concerning supply and access of raw materials, European industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity as well as entrepreneurship and innovation in education. ITERAMS presented in the EIT Raw Materials Summit 20-22 May 2019 in Berlin.
ITERAMS at the 70th LCA Discussion Forum in Zürich, ETH
Claudia di Noi from Greendelta, gave the presentation on ”Sustainable mining: how to quantify social issues in the mining industry and metals supply chain” at the 70th LCA Discussion Forum in Zürich, ETH, on Thursday 22.11.18.
Type: Pecha Kucha presentation “Kaivosten jätteet kiertotaloudessa – geopolymerisoinnin mahdollisuudet”
Description: ITERAMS-idea of mine tailings geopolymerization was presented in European Researchers’ Night, University of Oulu, 28.9.2018
Language: Finnish Web address:https://www.oulu.fi/university/researchersnight2018
ITERAMS connects with EIT Raw Materials
EIT Raw Materials organized "BASF RawMaterials Innovation Day" in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 13-14.9.2018. Eija Saari from Outotec presented ITERAMS as an excellent example of Outotec’s involvement in the European research projects in the field of water treatment. Päivi Kinnunen from VTT highlighted the importance of closing the water loops in mining and the role of the ITERAMS project in her presentation. In the figure Eija Saari from Outotec (left), Olli Salmi from EIT Raw Materials Baltic CLC (middle) and Päivi Kinnunen from VTT (right).
ITERAMS project participated with poster presentation the “Cluster event for ongoing mining projects funded by Horizon 2020" organized by the European Commission on 12/12/2017 in Brussels. The event included presentations of past and on-going projects in the field of mining, information about future plans for the Raw Materials sector and also a panel discussion. The event gave an excellent overview of H2020 funded mining projects.
ITERAMS Project Officer Véronique Woule Ebongue (European Commission EASME, on right) and ITERAMS coordinator Päivi Kinnunen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, on left) participated the cluster event.