Horizon 2020

Under the scope of the international platform ‘The Implementation of the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement Standards on the Effective and Balanced Use of Natural Resources, the Ukrainian Assosiation of Geologists, as a full member of the EFG, is involved in the execution of projects commissioned by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program:

  • KINDRA – accumulation of practical and scientific knowledge related to hydrogeological studies;
  • INTRAW – exchange of experience with Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States of America to develop the raw material base of European countries;
  • CHPM2030 – developing a new and potentially breakthrough technological solution that can help meet Europe’s energy and strategic metals needs in a single integrated process;
  • UNEXMIN – research and innovation on inaccessible and flooded mines;
  • INFACT – development of innovative, non-invasive and completely environmentally friendly and geologically prospecting technologies.

The Ukrainian Association of Geologists subsidiary is a subsidiary of the Expert Council of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists.

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists participated in the KINDRA project

KINDRA is an inventory of hydrogeological knowledge.

Grant ID: 642047

Project started: 01/01/2015

Project finished: 3/31/2018

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Assosiation of Geologists was the national expert on the KINDRA project in Ukraine (eauag.hol.es).

Project description: KINDRA evaluates practical and scientific groundwater research in the EU on the basis of the new Hydrogeological Classification System (HRC-SYS).

A special classification system makes it possible to organize work, documents, projects, reports, databases, etc., to facilitate future searches and analyses; contributes to the creation of a network and the expansion of a community of geologists and people engaged in groundwater exploration.

KINDRA was attended by 20 EFG members. National associations have organized a series of seminars in their countries, including Ukraine.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program.

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists has been implementing the INTRAW project

INTRAW is an international raw material observatory.

Grant ID: 642130

Project started: 2/1/2015

Project finished: 2/1/2018

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Assosiation of Geologists, as a third party, participated in the INTRAW project on the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program.

Project description: INTRAW is a three-year project funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 Program. The EFG is the coordinator of a consortium of 15 partners from different countries, including Australia, the United States and South Africa.

The INTRAW project seeks to develop new opportunities for cooperation in the development of a Europe-critical mineral resource base with Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United States concerning:

  • Research and innovation;
  • Raw materials policies and strategies;
  • General educational and professional programs;
  • Licensing and authorization procedures;
  • Reporting systems;
  • Practices of exploration, extraction, processing of raw materials and waste management and
  • Management and replacement of critical raw materials.

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists participates in the CHPM2030 project

CHPM2030 is combined extraction of heat, energy and metal.

Grant ID: 654100

Project started: 2/1/2016

Project finished: 7/1/2019

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Assosiation of Geologists served as a Linked Third Party (LTP).

Project description: CHPM2030 developed a new and potentially breakthrough technological solution that can help meet Europe’s energy and strategic metals needs in a single integrated process.

Project concept and strategy: The European economy is extremely dependent on energy and mineral supplies to meet both industrial and social needs. In this regard, these current challenges are reducing energy production costs and its adverse environmental impact, as well as dependence on imported strategic raw materials. Responding to these challenges, CHPM2030 aims to develop a new technology that combines deep geothermal energy production with the extraction of metals from geothermal fluid and integrates these processes into a single balanced system: Combined Heat Power and Metals (CHPM).

In order to improve the economic situation of the development of deep geothermal energy, the project tests and explores the possibilities of technologies for manipulation of metallic geological formations with geothermal potential at depths of 3 to 4 km and possibly even deeper. Our goal is to bring the idea of interconnected energy and metals production and technology in accordance with the future market requirements. The project seeks to provide verification of the technological concept in the laboratory.

Project Coordinator: University of Miskolc/Unim, Faculty of Earth Science & Engineering, Hungary

Coordination group: Éva Hartai, Tamás Madarász and Aranka Földessy.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program.

Delft Final Conference (NL) May 23, 2019

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists participates in the UNEXMIN project

UNEXMIN is an underwater exploration of flooded mines.

Grant ID: 690008

Project started: 2/1/2016

Project finished: 10/1/2019

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Assosiation of Geologists served as an LTP.

Project description: UNEXMIN is a European project in the context of research and innovation on inaccessible and flooded mines, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program, with the participation of a number of institutions from across Europe.

A large number of closed underground mines in Europe are flooded, with the latest information on their status obtained more than a hundred years ago. Since shooting with conventional or remote-controlled equipment is not possible due to the complex layout, topology and geometry of the deepest mines, UNEXMIN develops a completely autonomous solution to this problem with the help of non-contact methods of reconnaissance of deep-lying submerged mines. The developed UNEXMIN technology will enable Europe to re-evaluate the mineral potential of abandoned mines, reduce exploration costs and increase investment for future mining operations. Obtained data from historic sites that are currently unavailable will allow to document and preserve unique mineral heritage.

UNEXMIN is one of 28 projects invited to the EU Industry Day 2019 in Brussels. This unique event aimed to bring together a wide variety of industries in the EU and showcase projects that influence our vision of the situation.

Coordinator: University of Miskolc (UNIM), Norbert Zajzon.

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists participates in the INFACT project

INFACT is an innovative, non-invasive and well-accepted geological exploration technology. INFACT is the future of raw materials exploration in Europe.

Grant ID: 776487

Project started: 11/1/2017

Expected date to finish: 11/1/2020

The Experts Council of the Ukrainian Assosiation of Geologists served as an LTP.

Project description: The EU is one of the world’s largest consumers of minerals and raw materials, where a significant increase in demand can be expected in the future. The EU INFACT project aims to promote raw material security in the European Union by enhancing Europe’s role as a site for geological exploration.

The partners of the project intend to change the geological exploration of raw materials so that this process becomes socially acceptable, environmentally friendly and technologically advanced. Also, INFACT will lead to a re-evaluation of the potential of mineral resources in Europe.

Goals:

  • To involve society;
  • To increase the impact of innovation and knowledge and
  • To create EU reference areas.

Coordinator: Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program.

Partners: 17 partners from R&D, industry, government and non-profit organizations from seven countries.