EU research results on Mineral Extraction

The document Results Pack on mineral extraction A thematic collection of innovative EU-funded research results:Securing access to raw materials at minimum environmental and social costs, published by CORDIS on October 2020, gives access in its 16 pages to the research results of Horizon 2020 research and innovation projects. Project websites are included in the catalogue, allowing for readers to search for additional information.

The state-of-the-art minerals extraction technologies developed by these projects will reinforce the competitiveness of the EU industry and reduce negative environmental and health and safety impacts and risks. Contributing towards meeting ambitious energy and climate targets, the projects featured in this CORDIS Results Pack will help to gain the trust of EU citizens in the mining sector.

Additionally, securing sustainable access to raw materials, such as metals and industrial minerals, is crucial to achieving the objectives of The European Green Deal


ERA-MIN 2 Poster 2019

ERA-MIN 2 poster showcases an overview of the ERA-MIN 2 project including information about its main objectives, the statistics of the calls launched under ERA-MIN 2 and the consortium composition. As well the poster included the recent call launched on 28 November 2019 with the topics eligible for funding.

The poster was presented during the Raw Materials Week 2019 held in Brussels from 18th to 22th November 2019.

Documents of interest: 

Report on Critical Raw Materials and the Circular Economy

This report is now available on the EU bookshop following this link.

Raw Materials Scoreboard 2018

The new 2018 edition of the Raw Materials Scoreboard, a joint publication of the DG GROW and the JRC, is available on the EU bookshop on this link.

Investigation of Liquid Crystal Displays as a Source of Indium

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has published the EPA Research Report Number 201:  Investigation of Liquid Crystal Displays as a Source of Indium.The objectives of the research were to investigate and explore the potential for indium recovery from liquid crystal displays (LCDs). More information is available here.

Documents of interest: 

ERA-MIN Project Catalogue

The ERA-MIN Project Catalogue presents the abstracts of transnational projects funded by the national funding agencies under the 2013, 2014 and 2015 ERA-MIN joint calls.

ERA-MIN Research Agenda

The ERA-MIN Research Agenda aims at listing the most important topics of research and innovation that will contribute to i) secure the sustainable supply and management of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials, and ii) offer opportunities of investment and employment opportunities in the EU.

Documents of interest: 

The Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP)

The Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) is the EIP’s action plan. It incorporates inputs from EU governments, industry, academia and NGOs, consulted at meetings of the EIP’s Operational Groups. It was endorsed by the EIP’s High Level Steering Group on 25 September 2013.

The Strategic Implementation Plan sets out the objectives, targets and actions to be reached or implemented by 2020. It consists of two parts:

  • Part I - EIP objectives, targets & methodology; overall strategy;
  • Part II - Priority Areas, Action Areas & Actions targeting sector-specific stakeholders & practitioners.

Adoption of the European Research Area (ERA) Progress Report 2016