Finlands Akademi
Namn Kinnunen, Päivi Hanna-Maarit
Organisation VTT OY
Projektets titel Valorization of Tailings for Circular Economy (EcoTail)
Beslutnr 306079
Beslutsdatum 30.09.2016
Finansieringsperiod 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2018
Finansiering 300 000
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
Mining waste called tailings represents the largest volume of metal containing extractive waste in Europe with the volume approaching 900 million tonnes/year. The EcoTail project aims to recover the value of the tailings and to bring the mining industry forward to the circular model. In EcoTail, the development of technologies for exploiting valuable contents of the mining waste is the main result. In addition, EcoTail aims at improving the properties of the material that will be finally deposited. The EcoTail vision is that developed new knowledge and technologies will enable i) the valorization of the solid waste residues with subsequent ii) cost savings and added income streams with potentially new business opportunities and iii) minimization of the overall environmental footprint.