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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Thomas Pretz
Faculty / Institution:
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Project duration:
01.01.2016 to 31.12.2018
EU contribution:
360.594 euros


Pre-treatment and physical separation of complex low grade ores and residues


The PreFlex NoI aims to boost innovation in the raw materials sector through collaboration by establishing a Europe-wide network that hives the infrastructure and skills regarding “Pre-treatment and Physical separation”. The PreFlex Network of Infrastructure (NoI) offers easy access to infrastructure where clients can benefit from optimal equipment choices provided by all partners in the network.


  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research NV (VITO), Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, CSIC, Spain
  • Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, BRGM, France
  • Centre de Recherches Métallurgiques asbl, Belgium
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Germany
  • Outotec Oy, Finland
  • Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Université de Liège, Belgium
Logo Supported by RawMaterials and European Union