• Period | 2023 - 2026
  • Market | Natural Hazards
  • Project Manager | Sean Salazar
  • Partner | Skaland Graphite AS, Felmica Minerais Industriais SA, Worldsensing SL, SINTEF, National Institute of Chemistry, AMV AS, Ciaotech Srl, SPECTRAL Industries BV
  • Client | EU Horizon Europe
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DINAMINE - Digital and innovative mine of the future

DINAMINE is an Innovation Action granted under Horizon Europe, the EU's key funding program for research and innovation. DINAMINE will develop and showcase how innovative solutions and digital technology, such as robots, artificial intelligence, and automation, can make small and medium-sized mines more efficient and sustainable.

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Europe has a growing need for critical raw materials and wants to be more self-sufficient regarding supply. But how to prospect and extract minerals in the most sustainable way possible? The recently funded innovation action DINAMINE will develop and showcase how innovative solutions and digital technology, such as integrated exploration techniques, 3D deposit models, robots, artificial intelligence, and automation, can make small and medium-sized mines more efficient and sustainable.

Today, Europe imports many of the mineral resources needed to produce everything from mobile phones, renewable energy, and modern defense equipment from, among other places, Asia. In the coming decades, it is expected that the need for minerals will increase heavily. In Europe, small and medium-sized mines account for more than half of the value added. These mines play a decisive role for Europe to become more independent of imports and more competitive in terms of sustainability – both economically and environmentally, but also socially, through responsible mining practices.

DINAMINE will develop an innovative and holistic mine management system that aims to change and modernize the industry. Digitalization is the key word to bring about this paradigm shift. DINAMINE aims to demonstrate how we can build a more sustainable industry through innovative solutions from exploration to exploitation phase.

See also more information about the project on CORDIS - EU research results.

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The high-level, industry-driven multidisciplinary consortium comprises partners from Norway, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, and the Netherlands. New technologies to be developed and demonstrated include:

  • An intelligent database system for real-time integration of various types of information such as geological and geophysical data, mineral resources, geomechanics, mineral processing data, tailing, and environmental data. The data system will combine the economic and practical factors for holistic mine planning, monitoring, and managing.
  • A machine vision-based technology for improving rock engineering-related activities such as rock mass mapping, optimizing rock blasting, and suggesting relevant stabilizing measures. This will be achieved by incorporating the technology in a semi-autonomous jumbo drill.
  • Real-time geomechanical monitoring technology for underground openings and open pits.

Besides having the role of project coordinator, NGI is responsible for developing significant parts of the technologies mentioned above. 

The technology that will be developed will be tested at two demonstration sites in Norway and Portugal, under the auspices of Norwegian Skaland Graphite and Portuguese Felmica Minerais Industriais, respectively. The test sites have been selected to represent European regions, raw materials, and value chains.

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