Start of the RIS-RECOVER project, funded by the EIT-Regional Institute for Innovation and Technology, which is part of the prestigious European fund Horizon 2020
The main goal of RIS-RECOVER is to develop a plan for extracting critical raw materials and metals from weapons without generating waste and to build the capacities of entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the value of prices in Macedonia. It will foster regional eco-innovation and increase its competitiveness, while at the same time it will enhance the development of European leadership in sustainable secondary mining.
This project covers the processes for waste disposal and reduction through the recycling and use of secondary raw materials in different target sectors (for example, the metal industry, the electronic industry, the construction industry). The main challenge is how to transform metallurgical and mineral waste into valuable products.
Considering the fact that Macedonia is very rich in mineral raw materials, which have been extracted and processed with traditional methods, and valuable secondary raw materials (such as In, Ga, As), which are still present in the gut, was selected as a region for the RIS RECOVER project.
The project is in consortium of six European institutions, one of which is the Construction Institute Macedonia - GIM. The greater added value of this consortium is the merging of practical experiences from different sectors (for example, metallurgy, construction, chemistry) into the development of a new comprehensive eco-innovative approach to the management of metallurgical and mining waste.
Partners in the RIS RECOVER project are:
1. Civil Engineering Institute in Macedonia, GIM
2. Geological Survey of Slovenia, GeoZS
3. University "Goce Delchev" Stip, UGD
4. Montanuniversität Leoben
5. Vlaamse Instilling for Technologisch Onderzoek NV - (Flemish Institute for
Technological research NV VITO)
6. Slovenia's civil engineering office, ZAG (Slovenian National Building and Construction