EXCEED - 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

EXCEED is a Horizon Europe project with 15 partners. University of Oulu is participating to the project with research towards by-product recovery (Oulu Mining School), valorisation of industrial and residual minerals in construction materials (Fibre and Particle Engineering), and digital twin for model-based decision making (Environmental and Chemical Engineering).

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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EXCEED’s multi-metal/mineral, zero-waste mining-and-refining approach adopts a mineral-centric, integrated methodology via the application of a first-of-its-kind predictive and forensic geometallurgy, supported by enhanced in-line characterisation tools and the development of digital twins. Using four premier European pegmatite and RMG case studies, EXCEED develops, upscales & demonstrates cost-effective, sustainable and responsible extraction routes for recovering the CRMs and industrial minerals as by-products from Li-bearing hard-rock ores. A suite of CRMs will be extracted and refined, while diverse industrial minerals will be refined and valorised in low-carbon building materials.

EXCEED is a response to HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01-07 Innovative solutions for efficient use & enhanced recovery of mineral & metal by-products from processing of raw materials.

More information: https://exceed-horizon.eu/