EXCEED - project launched

EXCEED - project, launched in January 2023, issues cost-effective, sustainable and responsible extraction routes for recovering distinct critical metals and industrial minerals as by-products from key European hard-rock lithium projects.

Approaches of the project are based on multi-metal/mineral and zero-waste mining-and-refining perspective that  adopt a mineral-centric, integrated methodology via the application of a first-of-its-kind predictive and forensic geo-metallurgy, supported by enhanced in-line characterization tools and the development of digital twins.

The project (2023-2026) is coordinated by VTT and funded by EU Horizon. Project consortium consists 15 partners from different parts of Europe.

University of Oulu´s research themes and contact persons in the project:

  • Research towards by-product recovery 
    Prof. Saija Luukkanen, Head of the Oulu Mining School 
  • Valorization of industrial and residual minerals in construction material 
    Senior Researcher Priyadharshini Perumal, Fibre and Particle Engineering unit 
  • Digital twin for model-based decision making 
    Senior Researcher Jari Ruuska, Environmental and Chemical Engineering unit


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Last updated: 17.2.2023