The XTRACT project, launched in December 2023, is set to revolutionise the mining industry with its pioneering approach towards achieving the Zero Emission Mine of the Future. This ambitious three-year Horizon Europe-funded initiative brings together 14 partner organisations from 9 European countries. The aim of this project is to add a highly innovative new alternative to the toolbox of how stockpiles and tailings are assessed, relieving the pressure on resources, and contributing to the realisation of EU Climate Neutrality Goals, with a significant benefit of emission reduction.

XTRACT also aims to introduce low-TRL green technologies of phytoextraction and phytoremediation, particularly appropriate for mining waste piles and abandoned sites that represent a solution for mine waste remediation but also for the extraction and recovery of various precious metals.

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