ERA-MIN 2 Joint Call 2019 – “Raw materials for the sustainable development and the circular economy”

The pan-European, global network ERA-MIN 2 published the 2nd pre-announcement for the 3rd upcoming Joint Call. For deadlines and further detailed information please go to: https://www.era-min.eu/joint-call/era-min-joint-call-2019-second-call-pre-announcement (Attention: this link only works in the browser Internet Explorer). For a successful partner search, please visit the partner search tool: http://partnersearch.ncps-care.eu/NCPs_CaRE_Partnersearch_Home.

The scope of the 2019 Joint Call is needs-driven research addressing all aspects of the non-energy nonagricultural raw materials life cycle covering both primary and secondary resources. The thematic areas and sub-topics are:

  • Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining
    i.Exploration
    ii. Mining operations
    iii. Mine closure and reclamation
  • Design
    i.Product design for increased raw material efficiency
    ii. Product design for reuse or extended durability of products
    iii. Product design to promote recycling
    iv. Product design for critical materials substitution
  • Processing, Production and Remanufacturing
    i.Increase resource efficiency in resource intensive production processes
    ii. Increase resource efficiency through recycling of residues or remanufacturing of used products and
    components
    iii. Increase resource efficiency using information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products
    i.End-of-life products collection and (reverse) logistics
    ii. End-of-life products pre-processing: pre-treatment, dismantling, sorting, characterisation,
    iii. Recovery of raw materials from End-of-life products
    iv. Increase recycling of End-of-Life products through information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • Cross-cutting topics
    i.New business models (implementing circular economy aspects)
    ii. Improvement of methods or data for environmental impact
    iii. Social acceptance and trust/public perception of raw materials