Project duration: 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2020

Objective

This project will impact by boosting of the competitiveness, of the European raw materials companies and providing innovative solutions for a more efficient and sustainable exploration. This proposal contributes with innovative advances in a range of technologies with high impact in the value chain, together with developments in technologies and innovative solutions.  The main objective of the project is to improve the performance of the existing downhole geophysical logging tools in the identification of specific minerals in the subsurface and mineral deposits evaluation. Innovative borehole logging tools based on recently developed sensors and innovative processing capabilities provide new opportunities for development of efficient downhole exploration tools suitable for detection and quantification of minerals and raw materials in the subsurface. Extensive testing of the tools’ performance first at research facilities and in mines is planned to demonstrate the efficiency of the new geophysical logging tools as high cost-effectiveness raw materials exploration tools and mineral diagnostic performance.

The solution (technology)

InnoLOG will focus on innovation activities on:

  • Applying innovations on borehole geophysical logging to mining activities.
  • Implementing new sensors in innovative borehole logging tools.
  • Testing and validation in different types of mines.
  • Design and preliminary testing of future logging tools.
  • Training in the use of the innovative technologies.

Partnership

  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), Spain (Lead Partner)
  • Consell general de Cambres de Comerc Industria i Navegacio de Catalunya (General Council of  the Catalan Chambers of Commerce), Spain
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy
  • Geological Survey of Slovenia, GeoZS, Slovenia
  • Geological Survey of Sweden, SGU, Sweden
  • Magnesitas Navarras S.A., Spain
  • Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC Sarti), Spain
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, UPM (Technical University of Madrid), Spain