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Aktuelles aus dem Helmholtz-Institut Freiberg für Ressourcentechnologie

Foto: Kickoff MULSEDRO-Projekt Startseite ©Copyright: HZDR/ Detlev Müller

EU supports innovation and sustainable mineral exploration

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), which is part of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, will receive a grant of approximately €900,000 o­ver the next three years to support the development of new ­techno­logies for the environmentally and socially sustainable as well as efficient exploration of natural resources. The EU funding will be made available by EIT RawMaterials, which is supported by the European Insitute of Innovation and Technology, and has already been earmarked for three new projects. The researchers are seeking to advance drone-based exploration and other innovative exploration methods. More
Foto: Flotation: 3D visualization (crop). Flotation is commonly used to separate metals from crude ore. During flotation, the finely ground ore is mixed with water. The addition of chemicals makes the ore particles differentially wettable; valuable substances are extracted while worthless particles are left behind. The valuable substances are attached to air bubbles, transported upwards and can thus be separated. ©Copyright: HZDR/ 3D Kosmos

Kupferbergbau mit bioaktiven Stoffen aus Bakterien

Chile ist einer der wichtigsten Kupferlieferanten für Deutschland. Im Rahmen der Wissen­schaftlich-Technologischen Zusammenarbeit bei­der Län­der wird nun untersucht, wie sich chilenische Kupfererze umwelt­verträglicher aufbereiten lassen. Aus Bakterien gewonnene bioaktive Stoffe sollen Chemikalien ersetzen oder ­verringern. Ein weiteres Ziel ist es, die Metallausbeute zu steigern sowie schwer abtrennbare Metalle herauszulösen. Insbesondere das in den Erzen enthaltene Molybdän soll gewinnbar werden. Die Kooperation zwischen dem Helmholtz-Institut Freiberg für Res­sourcen­tech­no­logie (HIF), das zum HZDR gehört, und dem Advanced Mining and Technology Cen­ter an der Uni­versidad de Chile in Santiago de Chile begann im Februar. More
Foto: German Day at PDAC 2017 ©Copyright: BGR

Rohstoff­versor­gung für Zukunfts­techno­logien mit Expertise aus Deutschland sichern

Am 7. März 2017 findet der „German Day“ bereits zum fünften Mal auf der weltweit größten Bergbau- und Explorations­messe, der PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange, in Toronto, Kanada statt. Die Veranstal­tung bietet deutschen Unternehmen eine Plattform, um ihre Expertise und ihr Know-How im Bereich Bergbau und Exploration internationalen Partnern zu präsentieren. Der diesjährige „German Day“ steht unter dem Titel „Future of Mining: German Canadian Forum on trends in exploration ­techno­logies, productivity improvements and digital innovation”. More
Foto: EMerald Winter Business School 2017 ©Copyright: Bruno Michaux

Future raw materials experts from all o­ver the world attend win­ter school in Freiberg

The youngs­ters attending the Win­ter Business School (9th - 27th January 2017) come from Brazil, Colombia, China and India as well as many other parts of the world and have already graduated in subjects such as Geology, Mineral Engineering, Physics and Chemistry. They are united by a desire to identify solutions to the challenges faced by the raw materials industry and to obtain a European Master’s in Georesources Engineering. This includes a three-week win­ter school in Freiberg, Saxony. 18 students from the course are taking part. More
Foto: Hyperspectral remote sensing exploration in Greenland ©Copyright: Sandra Jakob

Raw material exploration 2.0

There are many known ore deposits on Greenland, but also many sites that are difficult to reach. An innovative ‘toolbox’ based on drone-borne methods as well as specialised compu­ter software could soon make the exploration of raw materials significantly easier. Researchers from Freiberg are hereby collaborating with the Geological Research Institute of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). More