2.1 Product design for increased raw material efficiency
Some minerals react naturally with the atmospheric CO2; these are present on some mining tailings such as dunite, however the reaction is slow and do not currently have an impact in the environment. The idea is to investigate and develop technological ways to accelerate the reaction, make raw materials available for carbonatation and valorise the carbonates as useful raw materials such as aggregates, cement, etc. to have a long lasting, unexpensive CO2 capture with raw materials that help to mitigate climate change.
ICAMCYL is linked and devoted to the promotion of the regional industrial competitiveness, with an industrial alliance of 20 SMEs, coordinating ISMC cluster (with more than 60 members -mostly SMEs- from the sector of the extractive industry and associated services). ICAMCYL also takes part of the international strategy of industrial resource efficiency management, energy efficiency, eco-innovation and critical materials substitution.
Our strong liaison and contact with these industrial ecosystems, industrial green valleys and key cities we can offer demo sites to apply a wide range of technologies developed within the whole mining value chain.