A number of ECOMETALS partners was present at the international conference Biohydromet 2014 in Falmouth, UK. Dr. Sabine Kutschke gave an introductory speech on the concept of the ECOMETALS project

Sabine Kutschke introduced the project ECOMETALS to the audience at the confrerecen dedicated to biohydrometallurgy that took place in Falmouth, UK in 2014. 

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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