Increasing yield on Tungsten and Tantalum ore production by means of advanced and flexible control on crushing, milling and separation process.

Modern economy is highly dependent on specific raw materials, and it is envisaged that this dependency will increase in the near future. Most of them are scarce in EU and of poor purity, being mixed within complex and low grade aggregates which need to be processed by means of a separation process consuming high quantities of energy and water, and even in some cases this makes its exploitation unfeasible due to production costs. Being EU dependent on some of these materials, as identified by EIP initiative, our society is demanding more efficient extracting processes to contribute to major European independency on these Critical Raw Materials.


Magnus Evertsson (contact)

Biträdande professor at Product and Production Development, Product Development


EDMA Innova, S.L.

Vulpellac, Spain

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Dresden, Germany

Interkonsult LTD

Newark, United Kingdom

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Freiberg, Germany

Universidad de Oviedo

Oviedo, Spain

University of Exeter

Exter, Devon, United Kingdom

Zinkgruvan Mining AB

Zinkgruvan, Sweden


EC, Horizon 2020

Funding years 2014–2017

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