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TARANTULA launches short film

15 September 2020


Using the motto “Recycling the strongest metals”, today the TARANTULA consortium has launched a short film which explains what the elements tungsten, niobium and tantalum are used for, and why they are crucial for Europe’s industry.

These elements are currently mined outside the EU; this dependency from importations makes the European economy vulnerable. The TARANTULA partners want to recover more of these metals from the available industrial waste, electronic scrap and mining residues. The consortium, composed of research institutes, the T.I.C., universities and industry partners, will develop, combine and test nine eco-friendly technologies with high(er) recycling efficiencies. TARANTULA’s overarching objective is to develop a toolkit of novel, efficient and flexible metallurgical technologies with high selectivity and recovery rates.

The groundbreaking research and innovation of the TARANTULA project can unlock a huge potential for the resource recovery from residues and waste streams, and as such push for another necessary step towards a circular economy.

Full information about TARANTULA is available at here.

The TARANTULA project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement n° 821159 - https://h2020-tarantula.eu/


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