Objectives of the commitment
Develop public understanding of mineral raw materials - their essential role in our everyday life, care, comfort and wealth, as well as their essential role for the EU economy and green growth.
Raise public awareness on how mineral raw materials contribute to innovation and resource efficiency throughout the whole product life cycle.
Demonstrate how the mineral raw materials sector contributes to the preservation of biodiversity and eco-system services;
Raise the profile of the sector and gain public acceptance of mining operations through enhanced stakeholder dialogue, transparency, communication and demonstration of good practices.
Description of the activities
At EU association level (EMD Steering Committee):
Coordination of the pan-European Open Days (200-300 events) and ensuring harmonised messaging and visibility across Europe (branding, media campaign, tools, event website, â¦)
Organisation of multi-stakeholder events to raise the visibility of the initiative: a European Launch event in a EU Member State and an exhibition in the European Parliament with satellite events (high level round tables, quarry and plant visits)
Gaining support from EU stakeholders, seeking synergies and partners
Organising a PR Workshop for the participating companies and national organisations for the exchange of good practices
Providing continuous support to the participating sites, liaising with the host of the EMD Launch Event. Etc
At Local level, the companies organise typically the following events:
Guided visits through active quarries and mines, rehabilitated zones - often in partnership with local NGOs or academia, safety presentations and workshops, biodiversity projects - often in partnership with local schools, technical workshops with students, entertainment activities for smaller children (drawing, griming, clay sculptures, fossil hunts, etc).
Description of the expected impacts
Enhanced community relations, goodwill and trust
reaching more than 30,000 people participating in 200-300 local events in around 30 countries all over Europe
wide participation of different stakeholders: companies (SMEs and multinational corporations); local schools, universities, museums; geological surveys, decision-makers, NGOs.
coverage by local, regional, national and EU media
Visibility and enhanced understanding with decision-makers about the essential role of mineral raw materials for an innovating, competitive and sustainable EU economy.
Coordinating organisation & role
Name of the coordinating organisation: IMA-Europe - European Industrial Minerals AssociationCountry: EuropeEntity profile: Multi-national organizationRole within the commitment:
Coordinating the work of the Steering Committee
Coordinating the Open Days events
Budget & project management
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur FÃ¶rderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
Name of the organisation: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur FÃ¶rderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V. Country: Germany Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: Fraunhofer will lead the CFRP and GFRP recycling research.
Fraunhofer will perform corrosion tests on the developed materials.
Fraunhofer will work with CIDAUT on the implementation, validation and refinement of LCCA tools for the project. Fraunhofer is the Quality Manager of the Consortium and will oversee deliverables and general reporting are produced with the best possible quality following agreed review standards.
Name of the organisation: Fundacion Cidaut Country: Spain Entity profile:
Role within the commitment: CIDAUT will lead the research activities on materials recycling and compounding, implementing lab scale demonstrators of each process at its premises and, later, supporting end-users upscale the processes.
CIDAUT will perform mechanical tests, microstructural analyses, injection moulding capability studies on the developed materails, and will work with Fraunhofer on the implementation, validation and refinement of LCCA tools for the project.
RWTH Aachen University (Institute of plastic processing (IKV)
Name of the organisation: RWTH Aachen University (Institute of plastic processing (IKV) Country: Germany Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: RWTH will implement the novel 3D Generative Preforming process (3D Fibre Spraying) that enables to create high-value long fibre-reinforced 3D preforms for thermoplastic and thermoset composites at low process costs (different kinds of yarn as a raw material, low tooling costs due to low cavity pressures). This cost effective technology allows to align the sprayed fibres in order to produce high-performance, engineered anisotropic products.
Universita' di Cagliari
Name of the organisation: Universita' di Cagliari Country: Italy Entity profile:
Role within the commitment: University of Cagliari is one of the leading European organization in the resin design and coupling with thermoplastic and thermose materials. University of Cagliari will support in the definition of the composite materials, both from CFRP/GFRP, ABS and Rare Earth composite material.
Name of the organisation: Relight Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - SME
Role within the commitment: RELIGHT will work with ITRB to provide the research partners with residues for the recycled ABS supply and the REE recovery processes, including their HydroWEEE process as part of the processes to be studied and analyzed.
Name of the organisation: Piaggio Aerospace Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - large company
Role within the commitment: Piaggio Aerospace is one of the project End Users (Aeronautics Industry): as such it will provide requirements and further applications that could be developed with the Consortium Materials. Piaggio will assist in the compounds selection, provide Fraunhofer with specific corrosion requirements on business jet size aircraft, and will assess that the developed materials performance fits the selected applications desired improvements.
Name of the organisation: Blackshape Aircrafts Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - SME
Role within the commitment: Blackshape Aircrafts is one of the project End Users (Aeronautics Industry): as such it will provide requirements and further applications that could be developed with the Consortium Materials. Blackshape will support to fulfill the requirements of the aeronautics industry on ultra light jet, light jet and trainer for Syllabus, and will assess that the developed alloys performance fits the selected applications desired improvements.
Name of the organisation: KU Leuven Country: Belgium Entity profile: Academia
Role within the commitment: KUL will collaborate on the balance problem studies and will lead the rare earth recovery research with the solvometallurgical and ionometallurgical processes.
KUL will also contribute to the final compounding selection.
KUL is the Dissemination Manager of the project, promoting that all partners are active on the project Dissemination.
Name of the organisation: FIDAMC Country: Spain Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: FIDAMC is going to lead the Work Package on Compression Moulding with CFRP-enhanced materials. As part of the AIRBUS Group, FIDAMC will also be able to provide the input material.
FIDAMC successfully developed a 3D Printer of own design to serve the Aerospace Industry and will be supporting Smart Lab 3D Industries in its 3D printer design.
COMPOSITE INNOVATION CENTER
Name of the organisation: COMPOSITE INNOVATION CENTER Country: Canada Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: Composite Innovation Center is one of the world leading organization in the field of Composite materials, both from carbon fiber and vegetal-based fibers.
Composite Innovation center has successfully implemented, at lab-scale, recycling processes for CFRP and GFRP.
Existing EU Contribution: No
Period to implement the commitment: from 01-03-2016 to 30-06-2020