To foster coordinated research on the entire raw materials value chain ERA-MIN focuses on mapping and networking the European non-energy mineral raw materials research community.
ERA-MIN creates networks at several levels within the European non-energy mineral raw materials research community:
An integrated approach to research - the entire raw materials value chain requires the involvement of many skills and varying expertises: Earth, environmental, life, social and material sciences, engineering and processing and knowledge from organisations involved in the recycling, down-stream users of raw materials and economists.
The mapping of existing European initiatives and programmes is also necessary to identify the different stakeholders, their activities, their technical and scientific bottlenecks and their strategies to overcome them.
ERA-MIN is a network of European organisations owning and/or managing research programs on raw materials.
It is currently comprising 19 partners from 15 countries. The number of partners is set to increase over the project’s lifetime to form a major network for the European non-energy mineral raw materials research community (ENERC).Our members
To contribute to overcome the current state of fragmentation and to foster research in the field of industrial production and supply of raw materials by :