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Objectives

TARANTULA’s overarching objective is to develop a toolkit of novel, efficient and flexible metallurgical technologies with high selectivity and recovery rates with respect to W, Nb and Ta. As such, the project will promote (i) sustainable annual supply of secondary W at an amount equivalent to 50% of current EU W primary production, (ii) exploitation of Ta content equivalent to at least 120% of EU annual demand (iii) exploitation of Nb content equivalent to at least 5% of EU annual demand

Consortium

FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION,  Spain

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, Belgium

SINTEF AS,  Norway

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V., Belgium

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE, Belgium

OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL, Spain

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB,  Sweden

TANTALUM-NIOBIUM INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER (T.I.C.),  Belgium

SALORO S.L.U., Spain

STRATEGIC MINERALS SPAIN SL, Spain

CRONIMET Holding GmbH, Germany

SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO S.A., Spain

E-MINES France,

INERCO INGENIERIA, TECNOLOGIA Y CONSULTORIA S.A., Spain

PNO INNOVATION, Belgium

FUNDACION ICAMCYL, Spain