The demand for critical raw materials in Europe is increasing at the same time that Europe aims to strengthen its independence and resilience in the mining sector. Small and medium-sized mines play a decisive role in Europe becoming more independent of imports and more competitive in terms of sustainability – both economically and environmentally, but also socially, through responsible mining practices.
In this context, the EU-funded DINAMINE project aims to radically transform and modernize the mining operation value chain. DINAMINE will demonstrate a smart and integrated mine management approach, relying on data analytics tools for real-time mine-to-port monitoring of the performance, risks, mine productivity and recovery rates, and new technologies for machine automation and robotisation. DINAMINE will also identify best practices for carbon-neutral logistics and transportation, more energy-efficient processing, and handling and reuse of mining waste.
DINAMINE addresses the call topic HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01-06 – Sustainable and innovative mine of the future, and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101091541.