Press release: ITERAMS project reinventing the role of water and waste in mining
The ITERAMS project “Integrated Mineral Technologies for More Sustainable Raw Material Supply” funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme is reinventing water and waste in mining. The new methods developed in the project will offer the EU the potential to be in the forefront with regard to minimal waste, minimal energy and minimal water consumption in the mining sector. Mining has been and is still a significant user of land space and water. One of the major environmental issues in processing the ore to concentrates is the waste stream, which can reach over 90% of the total mass.