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Prof. Dr. Karl Bernhard Friedrich
Faculty / Institution:
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Project duration:
01.01.2016 to 31.12.2018
EU contribution:
180.000 Euro


Solvometallurgy Infrastructure and Expertise Network


This project aims at implementing a long-term self-sustainable excellence network dedicated to providing services to customers for the implementation of innovative, sustainable business and cooperation models for recycling and/or exploitation of raw materials from end-of-life products, as well as supporting companies and to facilitate the exploitation of European secondary resources via collaboration (software, databases, competences, infrastructures, instrumentation, best practices, etc.) implementing industrial symbiosis and the circular economy.


  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. VTT), Finland (Coordinator)
  • Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio (Aalto University), Finland
  • Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
  • Instytut Metali Niezelaznych, IMN (Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals), Poland
  • IVL Svenska Miljoeinstitutet AB (IVL Swedish Environmental Research lnstitute), Sweden
  • Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden
  • Outotec Oy, Finland
  • Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NV – (Flemish Institute for Technological Research NV VITO), Belgium


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