A Bright & More Sustainable Future
An integrated, innovative pilot system for recovery of critical raw materials from mine waste

The EU faces a pressing challenge with the unreliable supply of critical raw materials. To address this concern, the EU-funded RAWMINA project aims to revolutionise the production of raw materials within the EU by harnessing the potential of mine waste resources. Through the development of an innovative pilot system, RAWMINA seeks to establish a sustainable and efficient process for extracting these essential materials. 


RAWMINA will develop an industrially scalable Mine Waste valorisation pilot:

    • Continuous operation
    • Excellent recovery and selectivity for Cobalt, Antimony, Germanium and Tungsten
    • Additional recovery of Gold, Silver and Iron-based by-products,
    • Reutilising 90% of water
    • Treat up to 100-150 kg mine waste per day
    • Efficient, circular and robust process control
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To achieve the aims, project activities include:

    • Mine Waste conditioning and characterisation
  • Optimising and upscaling innovative process technologies
  • Continuous bioleaching
  • Iron removal with magnetic separation
  • Selective recovery using Nanofibrous Composite Materials, Thermo-Desorption Process, Electro Winning and Electro Coagulatoin
  • Process simulation, System engineering & Demonstration

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