Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Karl Bernhard Friedrich
Faculty / Institution:
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Project duration:
01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020
EU contribution:
404.923 euros


(Bio)Electrochemical extraction and recovery of metals from low grade ores and residues


The ElectroFlex project intends to lower the barrier to innovation for customers/companies in the field of electrowinning and electro-separation techniques for complex, low-grade raw materials and residues by offering access to one-of-a-kind, key infrastructures and services organised in a network of top-level universities, research institutes and companies.


  • Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NV – (Flemish Institute for Technological Research NV VITO), Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio (Aalto University), Finland
  • Chalmers tekniska högskola AB (Chalmers University of Technology), Sweden
  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium
  • Stichting Wetsus European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, (Wetsus), The Netherlands
  • Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. VTT), Finland
  • UMICORE NV, Belgium


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