The project aims to isolate the mineral processing plant of a mine and its water use completely from adjacent water systems. This will result in more efficient water recycling. Another target is the development and small-scale application of technologies for exploiting the valuable contents of the solid tailings. Furthermore, ITERAMS aims at improving the properties of the material that will be finally deposited to storage. Both implementations are expected to bring cost savings as well as added income streams to mine sites, improve the environmental footprint of a mine and enhance its positive reception in the public. These aspects will be verified with the help of a comprehensive life cycle sustainability assessment.

Table of characteristics:
  • Title of the project: Integrated Mineral Technologies for More Sustainable Raw Material Supply
  • Call H2020 issue “Sustainable selective low impact mining”
  • Duration: 3 years: 1.6.2017 – 31.5.2020
  • Budget: 7.9 M€
  • Partners: 16 partners
    • 9 industrial partners, 2 RTOs and 5 universities
    • From 7 EU Member States (Finland, France, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal)
    • Additionally from Turkey and South Africa
  • Coordination: VTT
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