The second general meeting held at Brgm in Orléans demonstrated the already good progress of the project. Brgm as the host organized the meeting in a great way, and showed a lot of hospitality.

Day 1

Overviews and Presentations from WP1, WP2, WP3, and WP4 

Day 2

Overview and Presentation from WP5, Group Discussions, Synthesis of WPs, Management Issues and Conclusions



Helmholtz-Institut Freiberg für Ressourcentechnologie

Halsbrücker Str. 34
09599 Freiberg, Germany


BRGM - Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

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


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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