Research projects and contracts

(12) 2018-20  High Attenuation Recycling Materials as sustainable barriers for waste disposal sites (HARM). H2020-MSCA-IF-EF-ST 2016 project, evaluated by the Environment and Geosciences (ENV) panel – EU.1.3.2. – Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility

Principal researcher: M Regadío

1 beneficiary and 1 partner                                              183 455 € University of Sheffield

(11) 2016-18 Metal Recovery from Low Grade Ores and Wastes (METGROW PLUS) HZ 2020 project. Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

Project coordinator: J Mäkinen, J Salminen, Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

19 beneficiaries and 9 partners                                    7 911 463 € (340 826 € to KU Leuven)

(10) 2015-16 Research contract. Performance testing of Shell solvents as diluents in solvent extraction processes of rare earths.  Bilateral project

Project coordinator: K Binnemans

and P T Jones                                                                           54 000 € KU Leuven

(9) 2014-18 European Training Network for Zero-waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue (Red Mud) (REDMUD MSCA-ETN project. 15 ESR

Project coordinator: K Binnemans, KU Leuven

9 beneficiaries and 4 partners                                               3 720 893€ (1 002 240 € to KU Leuven)

(8) 2014-17 Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe’s Rare Earth ore deposits (EURARE) EU FP7 project. Large-scale integrating project. ID: 309373

Project coordinator: I Paspaliaris, National Technical University of Athens, NTUA

23 beneficiaries and 6 partners                                              9 000 000 € (700 000 € to KU Leuven)

(7) 2014-17 GOA Rare Earth Project: New technologies for separation. Internal KU Leuven project

Principal researcher: K Binnemans                                     1 000 000 € KU Leuven

(6) 2014-16 Industrial Research Fund Knowledge Platform on Rare Earth Recycling (IOF-KP RARE3) Internal KU Leuven project

Principal researcher: K Binnemans                                     800 000 € KU Leuven

(5) 2012 Study of the function of materials Compound of natural CLAY-sand as retarding and attenuating agents of the spreading of polluted discharge. CMT2011-24025. Ministry of Science & Innovation, Spain

Principal researcher (N researchers): J Cuevas (6)           12 000 €

One beneficiary

(4) 2011-13 PEBS project Long-term Performance of the Engineered Barrier System, forming part of the FP7 Euratom programme. Fission-2009-1.1.1. Grant agreement FP7 249681. EC

Principal researcher: J Cuevas (7 from UAM)                     2 806 333 € (72 750 € to UAM)

Beneficiaries (17): AITEMIN, CIEMAT, CIMNE, DM Iberia, ENRESA, UAM, UDC (Spain); ANDRA (France); BGR (Germany); BRIUG (China); Clay Technology, NAGRA, SKB, TK Consult (Sweden); Solexperts (Switzerland); GRS (Germany, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Technical Inspection Organisations and the Germanischer Lloy)

(3) 2007-10 Contaminants Diffusion in the Urban Landfills Barriers and its Evolution over Time. Project I+D+i A113/2007/3-02.6. Ministry of the Environment, Spain

Principal researcher (N researchers): J Cuevas (12)         1 654 947 € (394 035 € to UAM)

Beneficiaries (3): Geotecnia y cimientos SA (now: GEOCISA SA), UAM, CEDEX

(2) 2007-08 Research contract. Study of the alteration area of reference bentonite during the degradation of concrete, subcontract of ENRESA using the EC Contract FIKW-CT2000-0028. Forming part of the 6th integrated project NFpro (Near Field project) 2004-2007 (Understanding physical and numerical modelling of the key processes in the near-field, and their coupling, for different host rocks and repository strategies. EC)

Principal researcher: J Cuevas (5 from UAM)                     142 500 €

(1) 2006-07 Project MEDAS 21: Measures against the exclusion and unemployment in Coastal Areas. EQUAL ES-ES211. European Commission.

Principal researcher: A Molina García                                    3 500 000 €

Beneficiaries: Algor Consulting SL, AMFAR, AENOR, Coasts Head Office of the Environmental Ministry, Escuela Superior de Gestión Comercial y Marketing, Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero, Grupo TRAGSA, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Regional Council for the Environment of Galicia, among others

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