SLIM Workshop (External Meeting)

**This is not an official EFEE function and remains outside of the core programme**

Clustering workshop Sustainable Low Impact Mining (SLIM) – Best practices in Raw Materials in Europe


The workshop will be held in the Scandic Marina Congress Center in Helsinki, Finland on 14 September 2019 from 2 pm to 6:30 pm.

The participation in the workshop is free of charge.


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The European project SLIM – “Sustainable Low Impact Mining solution for exploitation of small mineral deposits based on advanced rock blasting and environmental technologies” lead by Technical University of Madrid is one of the most innovative in the raw materials area. The project is funded by the European Commission within the Horizon2020 Programme. This initiative involves thirteen European partners from Austria, Denmark, Sweden, France and Spain and will include the validation of technologies developed in mines located in Toledo and Granada (Spain) and in Eisenerz (Austria).

The objective of the project is to develop a cost-effective and sustainable selective low impact mining solutions based on non-linear rock mass fragmentation by blasting models, airborne particulate matter, vibration affections and nitrate leaching mitigation actions for exploitation of small mineral deposits (including those with chemically complex ore-forming phases) through a new generation of explosives and an advanced automatic blast design software based on improved rock mass characterisation and fragmentation models for optimum fragmentation and minimum rock damage and far-field vibrations. As complimentary sides to the purely technical aspects of SLIM, the environmental, social and economic dimensions of the project, addressing topics of worker safety, environmental impact and all planned exploitation and business model-related activities will be developed.

SLIM will present most recent results of the project work. However, as the workshop is designed as a clustering event, also other European projects will present their best practices in raw materials.




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 730294.

The Clustering workshop Sustainable Low Impact Mining (SLIM) – Best practices in Raw Materials in Europe has been sponsored by