20th-22nd September 2016 – First bi-annual meeting

The second face-to-face METGROW+ meeting was held in Chania, Crete, 20-22.9.2016, to discuss the project progress. The METGROW+ project has proceeded as foreseen with material sampling, deliveries and characterization.  The comminution, beneficiation and upgrading work has started for the METGROW+ materials, as well as leaching processes development. Methodologies, such as the goal and scope, system boundaries, functional unit, the tool to use for flow sheet modelling and the decision support framework were discussed. The first deliverables related to the ethics requirements, dissemination and material characterization have been delivered. After the Work Package and General Assembly meetings, partners also had the possibility to visit the laboratories of the Technical University of Crete with Professor Konstantinos Komnitsas.

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Left: METGROW+ partners at Technical University of Crete; Right: Prof. Konstantinos Komnitsas during the visit to Technical Univeristy of Crete facilities.

16th February 2016 – METGROW+ Kick off meeting in Helsinki (Finland)

The MetGROW+ consortium has met in Helsinki in order to kick off the project. Partners discussed main technical issues through the presentation of the activities in each WP. Administrative and financial aspects were covered by the coordinator VTT and the External experts Advisory Board was elected. Work to be done during the project first semester was scheduled and discussions about the sources to be treated in the project and their provision were maintained as well. Finally, a special slot in the agenda was reserved for technical discussions between participants of each WP.