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GTK Mintec carries out approximately 100 commercial projects for Finnish and international mining companies every year. Research is conducted in cooperation with customers and other research institutions, and is confidential.

GTK Mintec has participated in international EU-funded projects and in the ICI development cooperation project funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The goal of the ICI project is to develop and modernise the equipment in the mineral processing laboratory of the Central Geological Laboratory in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

GTK Mintec participates in a number of jointly funded projects in cooperation with Finnish and foreign universities, research institutes, and the mining industry. Examples of projects in which GTK Mintec participates and which are funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation:

  • Controlling arsenic in mining processes and extractive operations (ARSENAL) 
  • Sustainable beneficiation of platinum group minerals (BEPGE and PROSU)
  • Cost-efficient treatment of waste materials and slag, based on bioleaching (PROBIO)
  • A material recovery process for the MSW thermal treatment bottom slag (PUUMA) 

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