SELF-SUFFICIENT ON RARE EARTHS
ABOUT THE SCAVANGER RESEARCH PROJECT
ScaVanger will ensure the steady supply of 100 % Sc, and 2 % Nb and V for the EU to become leader in growing markets. Recoverable resources are contained in liquid acid waste from TiO2 production (1.5 million t/y in EU), but landfilled at 6 M€/100 kt/y. The first plant based on developed hydrometallurgical technologies will produce ScF3 (5 t/y Sc), Nb-concentrate (92 t/y Nb), V-compounds (170 t/y V).
EIR RAW MATERIALS
ScaVanger Project is funded by the EIT RAW MATERIALS.
The total duration of the project is estimated to be 36 months.