Mining and minerals
The supply of metals and minerals that are vital for the industrial sector is limited, and new solutions are needed. Alternatives include, among others, new manufacturing techniques and the introduction of new raw materials. Mining companies can benefit from VTT’s extensive research and expertise.
Metals and minerals are vital for the industrial sector, but their supply is limited and their prices unstable. With increasingly scarce metal and mineral resources, there is more and more pressure on the industrial sector to switch to sustainable sourcing. Potential new solutions include, for example, new manufacturing techniques, closed-loop material cycles, more efficient processes, the introduction of new raw materials and the development of purpose-built materials.
Potential new solutions include, for example, new manufacturing techniques, closed-loop material cycles, more efficient processes and the introduction of new raw materials.
VTT has research and innovation partnerships with businesses in the mining industry, metal processing industry and manufacturing industry alike. We have already developed solutions that enable more efficient recovery and recycling of metals and metal components as well as valuable chemical elements.
In addition to our experienced researchers, our partners get access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure in which to study the behaviour of rare and valuable metals and mineral components in a range of processes and applications.
Are you keen to build a future for the mining industry with us? Find out more about our services below or contact us to set up a bespoke partnership.