Increasing yield on Tungsten and Tantalum ore production by means of advanced and flexible control on crushing, milling and separation process.

Modern economy is highly dependent on specific raw materials, and it is envisaged that this dependency will increase in the near future. Most of them are scarce in EU and of poor purity, being mixed within complex and low grade aggregates which need to be processed by means of a separation process consuming high quantities of energy and water, and even in some cases this makes its exploitation unfeasible due to production costs. Being EU dependent on some of these materials, as identified by EIP initiative, our society is demanding more efficient extracting processes to contribute to major European independency on these Critical Raw Materials.

Partner organizations

  • Interkonsult LTD (Private, United Kingdom)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Private, Germany)
  • Zinkgruvan Mining AB (Private, Sweden)
  • EDMA Innova, S.L. (Private, Spain)
  • University of Exeter (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • Universidad de Oviedo (Academic, Spain)
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Academic, Germany)
Start date 01/12/2014
End date The project is closed: 30/11/2017

Published: Thu 31 May 2018.