24 Apr 2024

The SUPREEMO project in pursuit of a more resilient European Rare Earth Elements value chain

For the first time, the SUPREEMO consortium met in Brussels on 30th and 31st of January 2024 to start the collaborative work. The project has been granted €6.4 million from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and €659k from UKRI to bolster European industrial leadership and enhance autonomy in critical strategic value chain, ensuring a secure supply of raw materials.

The SUPREEMO acronym means “SUstainable EuroPean Rare-Earth Elements production value chain from priMary Ores”. The innovative solutions to be developed in the SUPREEMO project will set the first pre-commercial Rare Earth Elements (REEs) production value chain at TRL7 by utilising European primary resources as feedstock with production capacity of 20 tonnes of Rare Earths Alloys annually.​

The innovative solutions to be developed in the SUPREEMO project will set the foundations for an industrial leadership and a more resilient and secure raw materials value chain in Europe aiming to solve the technological, economical, and societal challenges we are facing today.

SINTEF (Norway) coordinates the implementation of the project. The involved partners will work collaboratively in the optimisation of technologies, construction, operation, and validation of the pilots, in the assessment of their sustainable performance, as well as in the communication, dissemination and exploitation of activities and results

Visit the website: https://www.supreemo-project.eu/

Read the first press release of the project here .