17.04.2014

The EcoMetals kick-off meeting was closed after three days at midday of April 17, 2014.

Very intensive discussions, interesting talks, and a lot of exchange on official and private basis characterized the meeting. Additionally, the mine visit in Lubin, Poland was a special highlight that will be remembered by the participants.

Helmholtz-Institut Freiberg für Ressourcentechnologie

Halsbrücker Str. 34
09599 Freiberg, Germany


www.hzdr.de

BRGM - Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

avenue Claude Guillemin, BP 36009
45060 Orléans Cedex 2, France


www.brgm.eu

EcoMetals is a transnational research project aiming at the development of innovative biohydrometallurgical processes for the extraction of copper and other (associated) metals from coppershale.. The project receives funding from the French ANR (L’Agence nationale de la recherche) and the German Ministry of Education and Research BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) under the reference number 033RF001.

In total, 17 partners from science and industry collaborate in this project. Start of the project was in February 2014 and it will run until June 2017. 

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