Project title: „SCALE” Production of Scandium compounds and Scandium Aluminum alloys from European metallurgical by- products
Funding Programme: EU Research and Innovation programme H2020-EU.3.5.3
Funding Agency: European Commission
Project Identification Number: ID: 730105
Project duration: 2016. 12. 01 – 2020. 11. 30.
Project type: consortial
Project Partners: The Consortium: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/206331_en.html
Scandium (Sc) is one of the highest valued elements in the periodic table and an element which is usually grouped in REEs as it shares many characteristics with Yttrium. The SCALE project sets about to develop and secure a European Sc supply chain through the development of technological innovations, which will allow the extraction of Sc from European industrial residues. This will be achieved through the development of a number of innovative extraction, separation, refining and alloying technologies that will be validated in an appropriate laboratory and bench scale environment to prove their technical and economic feasibility.