EU to fund €5.4m critical minerals exploration programme

By Laura Syrett
Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The four year research project is part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative, aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness in terms of raw materials and technology to ensure industrial leadership and technological development, will be led by the UK’s University of Exeter.

The European Commission (EC) has granted a team of scientists €5.4m ($5.9m*) to explore for new deposits of critical minerals across Europe, as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The four-year project, which will begin this month, will be led by researchers from the...

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