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RMR – Raw Material Radar

The project aims to address the lack of transparency and control in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) industry and ensure traceability of raw materials, particularly tantalum. Tantalum is a strategic mineral used in the electronics and superalloys industry, but its extraction by poorly regulated and transparent ASM activities poses a problem. The project combines the best international practices for managing African ASM, blockchain technologies for supply chain traceability, and digitization through IoT technologies. The consortium partners, ECTerra, Minespider, and FBK, collaborate to design and deliver a technically valid and economically advantageous solution, utilizing battery-powered IoT devices with sensors capable of conducting transactions on a distributed ledger infrastructure. This innovative approach aims to guarantee full transparency and traceability of mining activities, in compliance with the stricter EU regulations for importers and meeting the increasing expectations of awareness and responsibility in the Western world.

Funding program

RMR – Raw Material Radar
Sector
Duration
01/06/2023
EU Financing
€ 1.589.463

Project Partner

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