The Minethic project, “Promotion of the recovery and valorisation of strategic mineral resources for the ecological transition” subsidised by the CDTI and the Ministry of Science and Innovation, within the framework of the call for the year 2022 “Science and Innovation Missions Programme” of the State Programme to Catalyse Innovation and Business Leadership of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2021-2023, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan

Budget: 5,7 million euros

Duration: 32 months

Minetich general objective is to research new sources of non-conventional mining raw materials, both industrial and urban, for the Green Transition, covering the entire value chain: pre-treatments to concentrate the materials of interest and eliminate interferents, separation treatments, recovery and purification, and validation of the recovered materials in final applications (permanent magnets, cathodes, catalysts…). New technologies for the recovery and valorisation of CPMs from mineral resources, by-products and waste streams will be investigated, as well as the integration of digital technologies, promoting a sustainable, efficient, and local supply of CPMs.

IDP will design a platform based on digital twins for the design of a traceability and digital modelling system that integrates the entire value chain and the different phases and technologies of the Minethic project, also enhancing synergies and optimisation of the different phases (pre-treatment, separation, recovery and purification) and participating agents.


  • • Técnicas Reunidas S.A (Coordinator)
  • • Apria Systems S.L
  • • FCC Medio Ambiente S.A.U
  • • IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia S.L
  • • Ingenieria Magnética Aplicada S.L

Other resources:

This Project has received Funding from the European Union´s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme – Project 101036656 — Hypergrid