The third general meeting was held end of June at MLU in Halle. The hosts - Prof. Borg and his team - organized the meeting very well. Beside the project-related meetings, especially the social events were well received by the partners...Thanks a lot for all!

Day 1 - June 22

The first day was dedicated to technical meetings of the work packages as well as the meeting of the management committee

Day 2 - June 23

On day 2 the WP leaders gave overviews of their WPs, and roundtable discussions between WP1 and WP2 as well as WP2 and WP3 were conducted. 

In the afternoon the Art Museum Moritzburg was visited.

Day 3 - June 24

The third day was started with a poster session. Each author presented his poster in a one minute introduction for the entire audience before everybody could receive further information and insight straight at the poster. The roundtable discussions were continued with WP4 and all other WPs. Finally, organizational and management issues relevant for the general assembly were discussed.

In the afternoon the Museum of Pre-History was visited, and afterwads the official dinner took place.

Day 4 - June 25

MLU organized an highly interesting excursion to the Wettelrode shaft and to tailings.

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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