Recovery of Tungsten, Niobium and Tantalum occurring as by-products in mining and processing waste streams
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Press Release: “The Sami Perspective: a new mini-documentary”

The long-awaited mini-documentary “The Sami Perspective” is now available. The film tries to understand why the indigenous reindeer-herding Sami communities are so strongly opposed to metal mining in the North of Sweden. This joint press release provides the essential background.

“Open day” for local citizens by Strategic Minerals Spain

On the 5th of June, 2023 an "Open day” for local citizens was organised by Tarantula partner Strategic Minerals Spain. People from the surrounding areas were received and a presentation about the work of the company was given, supported by a poster. During this day...

Interviews with our colleagues

Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Elena Seftel (Vito)

Elena M. Seftel obtained her PhD in the field of Material Science in 2010. She is a researcher at VITO, unit Sustainable Materials Management within the Coating and Shaping Technologies. Her main research interests are in the development of inorganic sorbent materials for metal recovery from complex mixtures.

Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Michel BONNEMAISON

Doctor of Sciences, Michel Bonnemaison is the manager of a small company specializing in the search for secondary deposits of critical metals with the ambition of valuing them to minimize the environmental impact of metal extraction. Find out more about his work in this latest #H2020TARANTULA interview

Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Laura Borge del Rey (PNO)

Laura Borge del Rey works as a consultant at PNO Innovation in Belgium. Laura is delivering innovation services such as business plans or market analysis, and is engaged in several EU projects leading or contributing to the exploitation and dissemination activities. Find out more about her work in this latest interview.

Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Martina Orefice (KU Leuven)

Martina Orefice is one of the actresses of our short-movie and much more within the TARANTULA project. Enthusiast of the environmental case since the age of 10 thanks to a board game, she has been working hard and, although there’s always to learn, she is happy and satisfied to be an expert of critical raw materials.

Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Jeroen Spooren (VITO)

Jeroen Spooren obtained his PhD in the field of solid state chemistry in 2005. He currently holds the position of senior researcher at the unit “Sustainable Materials Management” within the team “Waste Recycling Technologies”. His main field of expertise is the...

Partners in the TARANTULA Project


Recovery of Tungsten, Niobium and Tantalum occurring as by-products in mining and processing waste streams


This project has received funding from the European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement No 821159