Partners

An 11-partner network positioned over 6 KIC Co-Location Centers (CLC).

Partners from the 3 sides of the knowledge triangle

Partners from the 3 sides of the knowledge triangle

Industrial members

  • DMT-Group
  • Eramet
  • Outotec (Finland) Oy

Research centers

  • Geological Survey of Finland, GTK
  • Helmoltz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, HZDR
  • Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, ZAG

Universities

  • Luleå Tekniska Universitet, LTU
  • University of Oulu
  • Université de Liège, ULg
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM
  • Gent Universiteit

Partners from the 3 sides of the knowledge triangle advice on NOI activities and offer complementary services.

Partners presentation

Université de Liège, ULg

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Role in the project

Leader of the OREVAL project

Relevant expertise

  • Particle characterization
  • Image analysis
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Software development in imaging
  • Line-scan 3D imaging
  • Geometallurgy of metallic ores
  • Characterization of end-of-life products
  • Shredder fractions

Eramet

Website

Role in the project

  • Core industrial partner
  • Providing access to lab-scale to industrial-scale metallurgical devices
  • Laboratories dedicated to mining and metallurgical analyses:
    • Modeling
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Mineralogical characterization

Relevant expertise

  • Geology
  • Mining
  • Ore processing
  • Primary metallurgy
  • Refining metallurgy
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Mineralogical and Microtextural characterization
  • Computational modelling
  • Thermodynamic modelling

Geological Survey of Finland, GTK

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Role in the project

Partner and provider of process and applied mineralogical services

Relevant expertise

  • High resolution imaging
  • Automated Mineralogy Measurements
  • Elemental and Phase mapping
  • Mineral liberation analyses
  • Elemental deportment by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microsope (FE-SEM) and Mineral Liberation Analyzer (MLA)
  • Situ trace element analyses to the ppb limit of detection by laser ablation ICP-MS

Luleå Tekniska Universitet, LTU

Website

Role in the project

Northern contact point.

Relevant expertise

  • Geometallurgy
  • Process mineralogy (automated mineralogy, XRD Rietveld)
  • Modeling and simulation of physical processes based on mineralogical texture information

University of Oulu

Website

Role in the project

Partner and open access service provider for mineralogical/geological and ore sample studies with expertise in high resolution imaging and elemental analysis.

Relevant expertise

  • 3D FIB/FESEM
  • FESEM/EDS/EBSD/Feature
  • u-Raman
  • TEM
  • EPMA
  • XRF
  • XRD (high-T)
  • XPS

Research expertise on metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits and mineral processing

Universiteit Gent

Website

Role in the project

Partner and provider of X-ray CT based 3D non-destructive imaging techniques.

Relevant expertise

3D imaging and characterization using X-ray CT technology and 3D image analysis.

Specialized in non-destructive imaging of the 3D structure of geomaterials, from the nano- to macro-scale at high temporal and spatial resolution.

Real-time imaging of processes in the pore space of geomaterials under controlled environmental conditions: T°, RH, compression, fluid flow, etc.

Outotec (Finland) Oy

Website

Role in the project

Partner and provider of modeling and material characterization services and expertise/development in HSC modelling.

Relevant expertise

  • Characterization of different types of geological, process and metallurgical samples.
  • Process design and modeling:
    • Mineral Processing
    • Hydrometallurgy
    • Pyrometallurgy

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM

Website

Role in the project

  • Partner and provider of microscopy and mineral characterization services and expertise.
  • Development in automated techniques for imaging and mineralogical.
  • Textural analysis of ores applied to exploration and geometallurgy.

Relevant expertise

Exploration and geology of ore deposits including…

  • Applied mineralogy,
  • Petrography,
  • Ore microscopy,
  • Development of the innovative CAMEVA System of automated identification and characterization of ores, applicable to support Geometallurgical processes.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, HZDR

Website

Role in the project

  • Partner and provider of MLA analyses and X-ray tomography.
  • Method development for MLA, ion beam and X-ray based techniques (high speed PIXE).

Relevant expertise

MLA experience in different deposit types in different applications from geological research through to process optimisation.

Strong methodological research into better use of the MLA:

  • Correlative microscopy
  • Fine grained material
  • Uncrushed rock samples
  • Precision
  • Quantification of spatial relationships
  • Correlation with processing effects

DMT-Group

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Role in the project

Partner and provider of high quality drill core scanning services with own developed device DMTCoreScan, expertise in interpretation of scanned drill cores as well as capacities for further development of additional features to DMTCoreScan device.

Relevant expertise

DMTCoreScan is a unique device for drill-core image acquisition, evaluation and storage.

Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, ZAG

Website

Role in the project

Partner and provider of microscopic and mechanical testing services.

Relevant expertise

  • Residues and slags valorisation and certification.
  • Petrographic, metallographic and mineralogical analysis.
  • X-Ray tomography and 3D image analysis of pore/crack space, orientation and distribution and permeability modelling.
  • FTIR/RAMAN, confocal laser scanning microscopy as well as conventional (FE)SEM and optical microscopy.