CERENA | Summary of Project FAME

ACRONYM FAME Title Flexible and Mobile Economic Processing Technologies Coordinator Antonio Fiuza
Funding Entity European Commission Team Aurora Futuro; Maria Cristina Vila; Maria de Lurdes Dinis Group Raw Materials
Type Research Project PI Wolfgang Reimer Scope International
Funding (EUR) 194553 Project URL Period 2015-2018
Tasks The project is divided into 7 work packages: Coordination and management; Deposit Mineralogy; Flexible Processing of Greisen and Pegmatite Ores; Flexible Processing of tungsten-tin skarn ores; Technological and economical process Intensification and commercialisation; Environmental and socio-political assessment (ESA); Dissemination and Exploitation.
Objectives FAME aims to increase the competiveness of the mining of European mineral resources and to stimulate more private engagement and investment and thus business development with the potentials to maintain and create high quality jobs within EU28. The focus and a principal aim is to enhance mineral processing and mining skills within Europe. A medium to ling term aim is to reduce the reliance of European Industry and consumers on raw materials that currently have to be imported from outside EU28. FAME will contribute to the more efficient exploitation European domestic mineral resources including previous undeveloped resources that have the potential to contribute to the securing of raw material supply by optimising the extraction and processing of ores that include raw materials critical to the EU.
Partners Wardell Armstrong International Ltd. (WAI); Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg e.V. (GKZ); G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (GEOS); Nickelhütte Aue GmbH (NHA); Eurocolt Ltd. (ECT); GEOMET s.r.o. (GM); Keliber Oy (KBO); GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants Ltd. (GBM); Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (BRGM); Geologian Tutkimuskeskus (GTK); Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG); University of Exeter, Camborne School of Mines (UNEXE); Natural History Museum London, Dept. of Earth Sciences (NHM); Universite Lorraine (UL); Universidade do Porto (UP); Lulea University of Technology (LTU); Solar World Solicium, (DE); Saxony Minerals Exploration GmbH (DE); Falmica – Minerais Indusriais, S.A. (PT); MINERALIA – Minas, Geotechnica e Construcoes, Lda. (PT); NunaMinerals, (GL); Variscan Mines (F).