Mine spoil awaiting reprocessing (Bulgaria, 2007). © BRGM - Patrick d’Hugues

ProMine wins best European project award

05.20.2014
The ProMine project was awarded first prize in the European finalised projects category, at the Industrial Technologies 2014 conference last April in Athens.

The European ProMine project, partnered by the BRGM, won an award at the Industrial Technologies 2014 conference, held in Athens in April 2014. The project won first prize in the European finalised projects category.

Over 1000 European projects on industrial technologies, launched under the 7the FPRD (Framework Programme for Research and Development) and the previous programmes, had entered the competition.

The aim of the ProMine project, finalised in 2013, was to expand knowledge on Europe's metal deposits and develop their potential. The project won first prize for its scientific and commercial results.

The prize was awarded to GTK, the Finnish geological survey and coordinator of the project, in the presence of Germán Esteban-Muniz, the European Commissioner responsible for the ProMine project, and more than 700 scientists.

The ProMine project received first prize at the Industrial Technologies 2014 conference

The ProMine project received first prize at the Industrial Technologies 2014 conference. From left to right: Costas Galiotis (FORTH/ ICE-HT), Juha Kaija (GTK), Pekka Nurmi (GTK), David González Fernandéz (PRODINTEC), Joan Guasch (ASCAMM), Massiomo Masserini (University of Milano-Bicocca), Clara de la Torre (EC DG Research). © Tassos Kambouropoulos

BRGM, a leading partner in the ProMine project

The prize also rewards the BRGM, a leading ProMine partner, for directing two of the project components:

  • WP 1 on "Knowledge and modelling of Europe’s mineral resource potential", coordinated by Daniel Cassard and Guillaume Bertrand from the Georesources Division,
  • WP 4 on "New mineralurgy and metallurgy processes", coordinated by Patrick d’Hugues and Anne Gwenaëlle Guezennec from the Water, Environment and Ecotechnologies Division.

Some thirty BRGM specialists in geomatics, information technologies, geology, mineral deposits, microbiology and process engineering worked on the ProMine project from 2009 to 2013 to develop a wide array of applications.

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