Bioshale FP6 European project : Exploiting black shale ores using biotechnologies?
D'Hugues, P., Norris, Paul R., Hallberg, Kevin B., Sánchez, F., Langwaldt, J., Grotowski, A., Chmielewski, T. and Groudev, S. (2008) Bioshale FP6 European project : Exploiting black shale ores using biotechnologies? In: Bio and Hydrometallurgy 2007 Conference, Falmouth, England, May, 2007. Published in: Minerals Engineering, Vol.21 (No.1). pp. 111-120.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mineng.2007.10.004
Bioshale is a project co-funded by the European Commission (FP6 programme) that started in October 2004. The main objective of the Bioshale project is to define innovative biotechnological processes for 'environmentally-aware' exploitation of black shale ores. Three black shale deposits have been chosen as targets of the R&D actions. These include one deposit that exists under natural conditions (Tal-vivaara, Finland), one currently being processed (Lubin, Poland) and one after mining (Mansfeld, Germany).
The black shale ores contain base, precious and 'high-tech' and rare metals but also high contents of organic matter that handicap metal recovery by conventional techniques.
In summary, the main technical aspects of the work plan are: -evaluation of the geological resources & selection of metal-bearing raw materials; -selection of biological consortia to be tested for mineral processing;
-assessment of hydrometallurgical routes, including bioprocessing, for metals recovery;
-technical-economic evaluation of new processes from mining to metal recovery including social and environmental impacts.
An overview of the main results of the work in progress by the 13 European partners (from 8 countries) is presented. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Bacterial leaching, Biotechnology, Ore-dressing, Black shales|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Minerals Engineering|
|Official Date:||January 2008|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 111-120|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Sixth Framework Programme (European Commission) (FP6)|
|Grant number:||NMP2-CT-2004 505710 (FP6)|
|Title of Event:||Bio and Hydrometallurgy 2007 Conference|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Falmouth, England|
|Date(s) of Event:||May, 2007|
Blundell, D.J., Karnkowski, P.H., Alderton, D.H.M., Oszczepalski, S.,
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