For a second year, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies is participating in the ERA-Min 2 2019 Call for proposals. ERA-MIN 2 is a pan-European network of research funding organisations, supported by EU Horizon 2020.
This call for proposals with a total budget of €10.3 Million is targeting needs-driven research on non-energy, non-agricultural raw materials (metallic, construction and industrial minerals) to promote the sustainable supply, processing, production and consumption of primary and secondary raw materials in a circular economy.
Proposal submission deadline: March 12th 2020, 5:00 pm CET.
The five main topics and sub-topics are:
- Topic 1. Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining
Sub-topics: Exploration; Mining operations; Mine closure and reclamation
- Topic 2. Design
Sub-topics: Product design for: increased raw material efficiency; for reuse or extended durability of product; to promote recycling; for critical materials substitution
- Topic 3. Processing, Production and Remanufacturing
Sub-topics: Increase resource efficiency: in resource intensive production processes; through recycling of residues or remanufacturing of used products and components; using information and communication technologies (ICT)
- Topic 4. Recycling and Re-use of End-of-life products
Sub-topics: End-of-life products: collection and (reverse) logistics; pre-processing: pre-treatment, dismantling, sorting, characterisation; Recovery of raw materials from End-of-life products; Increase recycling of End-of –Life products through information and communications technologies (ICT)
- Topic 5. Cross-cutting topics
Sub-topics: New business models; Improvement of methods or data for environmental impact assessment; Social acceptance and trust/public perception of raw materials
The ERA-MIN 2 consortium includes 21 funding organizations from 11 EU countries and two EU regions, one EU-associated country and four non-EU countries.
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For more details, see the program page on our website.
Laurence Martin Gosselin
Program manager for International Partnerships
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies
Phone number: (418) 643-8560, ext. 3455