Project

OBJECTIVES

  • Determine the detailed characteristics and establish a conditioning procedure for each raw material to maximise the subsequent biorecovery process
  • Remove the main IC (Interfering Components) present in BR (Bauxite Residue) in order to concentrate the REE (Rare Earths) and increasing their accessibility as well as minimising their loss
  • Get selective immobilised biosorbents based on siderophore-producing bacteria and purified siderophores for extracting selectively REE
  • Obtain a flexible and modular biorecovery process able to treat primary and secondary sources
  • Define the optimal combination of processes of the BIORECOVER solution
  • Ensure the highest health, safety and risk performance
  • Define the quality requirements of the metals recovered and if necessary, develop the downstream processes.
  • Valorise the generated residual streams, minimise the water consumption and wastewater generation
  • Fight climate change through the acquisition of processes with lower energy consumption and implementation of circular economy models
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IMPLEMENTATION

IMPACT

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Generate know-how through patents &publications

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Increase process selectivity broader range & higher recovery rates of vauable raw materials

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Increase economic performance

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Improve the competitiveness

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Improve health, safety & environmental performance of operations