NewEco: Towards a New European industrial ecosystem for strategic metals production
The role of EIT RawMaterials
The EIT RawMaterials contribution to these achievements is supported by the NewEco project, which started in 2016.
Outcome and impact of the project
ERAMET Sandouville plant were totally revamped during 11 months in 2017 and the logistic flows were redesigned as well as the treatment of coproducts. The new process will gradually ramp up until the end of 2018. The recycled intermediate from Sandouville plant will increase Boliden Harjavalta’s production.
Once ramped up, the site will process
of matte per year
of high-purity nickel metal
of nickel content in various salts and liquids
It will increase Boliden Harjavalta’s production by
and more than
of gold, platinum, and palladium
Research groups and EIT Services
Boosting the competitiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation!
We at Aalto EIT Services support Aalto community in any EIT (European Institution of Innovation and Technology) activities.
The group led by Prof. Daniel Lindberg focuses on materials properties related to equilibrium phenomena, experimental thermodynamics both at high temperatures and in aqueous solutions, and modelling of materials properties.
The research group Hydromet, led by Prof. Mari Lundström, applies hydrometallurgical and electrochemical means for the recovery of metals and precious materials, development of electrolysis processes, study of corrosion properties and development of new materials from secondary raw materials.