The initiative is based on processing and recovering recoverable waste metals from the copper industry.
One of TECNALIA’s portfolio companies, will industrially scale up the application of its technology to waste with significant percentages of copper and zinc, thanks to the DIGISER++ project. The aim is to treat the specific waste generated by Atlantic Copper, a leading company in the production of refined copper from ore.
The project consortium includes actors from across the value chain who will facilitate the development, validation and marketing of the technology. TECNALIA will lead the technological development in conjunction with CEA. The Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) will be responsible for studying the environmental and economic impact of the application of this technology in the copper production process. All knowledge generated will be passed on to the community and different stakeholders through online training courses facilitated by Ghent University.
This project has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) of the European Commission under HORIZON 2020.