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METNET and PROMETIA: a win-win partnership

We are glad to inform that Metnet will boost its development towards becoming the pilot research solution for European mining and metallurgical industry through a newly entered partnership with Prometia.

Prometia is an association for mineral processing and extractive metallurgy for mining and recycling, and Metnet will through the partnership become the piloting work group of Prometia.

Prometia has a strong track record of generating joint research projects and arranging events that attract academia and industry. The strong partnership offers Metnet a solid platform for continued development of our services and to reach out to new customers.

Metnet has been funded by EIT 2016-2018

Welcome to Prometa website: www.prometia.eu

Metnet – Pilot scale for a competitive European mining and metals industry

Metnet, pilot working group in Prometia

Marianne Magnelöv, Marion Lenoir and Gro Eide presenting Metnet at Prometia Scientific Seminar in Berlin today. From 2019, Metnet will be included in Prometia as their pilot working group.


3rd Annual Mines & Technology conference, 29-31 May 2018 at Helsinki, Finland

Mikael Niemistö Mikael (GTK/Metnet) will be at Mines& Technology on Thursday 31 May. Come and listen to his presentation “The future mineral processing plant – how to maximise performance through innovation in comminution, sorting, flotation and separation to improve your bottom line” at hr 12.30.

The Conference is held at Scandic Marina Congress Center. Conference website: https://europe.minesandtechnology.com/

Mines and Technology

Metnet on LinkedIn

Now you can find us at LinkedIn!

Follow us for information and news about equipment, partners and more.

You can find us here: www.linkedin.com/company/metnet/

Metnet on Infacon XV: International Ferro-Alloys Congress

Metnet at InfaconThe 15th International Ferro-Alloys Congress (Infacon XV) was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 25-28 February 2018. Metnet was represented by Elkem Technology.

Link to conference


Metnet on Prometia Scientific Seminar, 28-29 November 2017 in Barcelona, Spain

2017-12-01. During the event presentations about processing and recycling of primary and secondary materials were presented. About 80 participants from industry, research institutes and academia were attending. Marianne Magnelöv, coordinator of the Metnet presented the network. www.prometia.eu

Search for funding in H2020 and EIT Raw Materials

Swerea MEFOS at the cutting edge of EU research

A yearly report from Vinnova (Sweden’s Innovation Agency) states that, for the second year in a row, Swerea MEFOS is ranked in top among swedish research organizations regarding funding from the EU. Read more Vinnova Årsbok 2016 (in Swedish).

Project meeting focusing on input from Industrial Support organisations

2017-09-18. Today the partners of Metnet met at the RISE office in Brussels. The focus of the project meeting is to develop the network based on input from our Industrial support organisations.

If you are interested to influence the direction of the network in form of Industrial support organisation, please contact us!

Metnet provides new collaborations

2017-09-01. In the end of August, Elkem and Eydeklustret arranged a workshop where Swerea MEFOS and Metnet was invited. During the day, opportunities for future collaborations were discussed.

MEC2017, Wisła, 20-23 September 2017

2017-06-27. MEC2017 is the second joined conference, consisting of XIII International Conference on Non-Ferrous Ore Processing, XXII International Conference of Mineral Processing and LIV Symposium of Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing.

The annual meeting is aimed at promotion of effective collaboration between business and academia. You will have a great opportunity to present and discuss theoretical ideas and their practical applications in all aspects of mineral processing and coal preparation. The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Advanced mineralogy
  • Automation and control of processes
  • Innovative construction of processing equipment
  • Mineralogical separations (magnetic, electric, gravity separations and  flotation, coagulation, agglomeration, comminution, screening, dewatering, drying, sampling etc.)
  • Hydro- and biohydrometallurgy
  • Modification of minerals properties
  • Recycling and mineral waste
  • Environmental aspects of mineral processing.

Read more about MEC2017 and register at: http://mec2017.selsite.pl/

Extraction of REE from secondary resources

2017-06-27. CEA and BRGM are partners in the Eramin funded project ENVIREE. The project focuses on developing environmentally friendly and efficient methods for the extraction of REE from secondary resources. Read more about Enviree

Integrated modular plant and containerised tools for selective, low-impact mining of small high-grade deposits

2017-06-09. BRGM and Extracthive are partners in the IMP@CT project. The project brings together 10 teams to develop an integrated whole system solution of switch on-switch off (SOSO) mining to improve the viability of many critical metal and other small complex deposits. Imp@ct is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and runs from December 2016 until 31 May 2020.

Start-up and SME booster call

2017-06-07. EIT RawMaterials can help you to create and develop new, innovative business ideas in the raw materials sector – covering every stage from initial ideas to business creation and business growth. The Focus Markets of EIT RawMaterials are ICT, energy supply, machinery & equipment, and mobility. Start-ups targeting other markets are, however, not excluded.

More information 
Applications must be submitted by 15 July 2017.

Meet Metnet at MinPro

2017-05-30. The matchmaking event MINPRO (MINeral PROcessing Techniques for Unlocking Primary Low Grade Complex Ores Value) will be held in Nancy, France 6-7 June. The event aims at discussing current and emerging challenges faced by european mineral processing industries around three major topics; Innovative Equipment, Process Modelling and Hydrometallurgy.

Metnets representative Marion Lenoir (Eramet Research) will be present during the whole event and will be happy to talk about your specific challanges.

Link to event

Come and meet us at Mining Forum in Berlin

2017-05-05. On 1-2 June 2017 the 14 th Mining Forum will be held in Estrel Berlin. You can find Metnets representative Mikael Niemistö from GTK in the GTK booth at the Exhibition. Read more about Mining Forum

Reducing the carbon footprint of the steel industry

2017-04-03. Metnets representative Magnus Lundqvist, Swerea MEFOS will participate at the CATO-ECN conference on Reducing the carbon footprint of the steel industry in the Netherlands on 19-20 April. He will present the lecture “The low carbon R & D infrastructure at Swerea MEFOS”, but is also on hand to discuss Metnet and its offer. Link to conference

Metnet consortium meeting at MPI

2017-03-28. In mid-March a Metnet consortium meeting was held at MPI in the UK. The project partners discussed how to strengthen the Metnet offer further to fit customers demands.


5th International Conference on Process Development in Iron and Steelmaking

Including: 2nd International Process Integration Forum for the Steel Industry  12-15 June 2016, Luleå, Sweden

AT Scanmet, researchers from industry, institutes and universities from throughout the world meet to exchange knowledge and experience concerning process development in iron- and steelmaking. At Scanmet you will meet leading steelmaking researchers and process developers from both industry and academia,  together with decision-makers from industry and organizations.

The conference focuses on research and development activities in steel production, covering all process steps from ironmaking to continuous casting. Several sessions will also address issues concerning optimal resource usage and energy efficiency, systems analysis and optimization of industrial production systems for reduction of emissions and environmental impact. The conference spans three days in parallel sessions. In conjunction with the conference we are arranging a conference dinner and a visit to the Swerea MEFOS’s plant facilities.

The main conference topics are:

  • Process development and optimization
  • Recycling and sustainability
  • Resource and energy efficiency
  • Reduction and separation of CO2
  • Process integration

Read more about Scanmet V and register at www.scanmet.info

Recycling of non-ferrous metals in Krakow, Poland

Metnet will participate at the international conference “Recycling of non-ferrous metals” organised by IMN in Krakow, Poland 3-5 March 2016.


Metnet core group meeting

The fifth Metnet core group meeting will take place in Luleå 17-18 February.