On 18th November 2019, the CHROMIC project was invited to present in the “Horizon 2020 Technology success stories” at the Raw Materials week (18-22 November 2019) in Brussels.



After a brief introduction on the overall CHROMIC concept, the talk (given by coordinator Liesbeth Horckmans) focused on the technological challenges and the importance of ensuring economic and environmental sustainability of the developed technologies. The key issues identified by the 1st iteration of the integrated assessment were discussed, and some examples were given of how these results were used to further improve the processes.


The full programme, presentations and photos are available for download at https://ec.europa.eu/growth/content/raw-materials-week-2019_en.


On 22 and 23 November, the BRGM headquarters in Orléans, France, hosted the CHROMIC year 1 Project Meeting, during which the partners took stock of the first 12 months of the project and planned the next steps, focusing on the objectives for the second year.

The technical work packages which have already started (WP 2-3-4) discussed the very first scientific results. WP1 showed a detailed analysis focused on the EU regulations about slags, while WP6 updated the Consortium about the communication strategies and the preliminary results of the first community involvement activities.

The Annual Meeting was hosted in the BRGM headquarters in Orléans. BRGM (Bureau de recherces géologiques et minières) is the only French partner in the CHROMIC consortium and it is France’s reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks. The key objectives of its research are understanding geological processes and associated risk, developing new methodologies and techniques, producing and disseminating data to support the management of soils, subsoils and resources and delivering the necessary tools for the management of soils, subsoils and their resources, risk prevention and policy responses to climate change.

This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement n° 730471

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