Primary mineral resources – targeted call

Funding period: 1 Sep 2014–31 Aug 2018
List of funded projects

  • Rapid analysis of minerals and rare earth elements by time-gated laser spectroscopy – LaseREE
    Saara Kaski, University of Jyväskylä
    Mircea Guina, Tampere University of Technology
    Heikki Häkkänen, University of Jyväskylä
    Juha Kostamovaara, University of Jyväskylä
  • Multiple lines of evidence in assessing ecotoxicological and human health risks of mine effluents and public perception
    Jussi Kukkonen, University of Jyväskylä
    Timo Huttula, Finnish Environment Institute
    Ilkka Miettinen, National Institute for Health and Welfare
    Rauno Sairinen, University of Eastern Finland

  • Mineral Systems and Mineral Prospectivity of Finnish Lapland
    Ferenc Molnár, Geologial Survey of Finland
    Eero Hanski, University of Oulu

  • Safe, sustainable and selective methods for dissolution and recovery of noble metals
    Timo Repo, University of Helsinki

  • “Social license to operate”: a real tool or rhetoric? Examining the mining industry in Finland, Australia, and Canada
    Rauno Sairinen, University of Eastern Finland
    Tapio Litmanen, University of Jyväskylä

  • New Chelating Agents for Selective Extraction of Uranium (URAEXT)
    Heikki Tuononen, University of Jyväskylä

Mineral resources and material substitution call 2014

Funding : €6.5 million. Funding period: 1 Sep 2015 – 31 Aug 2019
List of funded projects

  • Identification of potential flake-graphite ores in the Fennoscandian shield and utilization of graphene (FennoFlakes)
    Nils Olav Eklund, Åbo Akademi University

  • Thermoelectric Materials based on Earth-Abundant Oxides (TEOX)
    Maarit Karppinen, Aalto University

  • Sustainable platinum group metal free catalyst materials
    Kari Laasonen, Aalto University
    Tanja Kallio, Aalto University
    Esko Kauppinen, Aalto University
  • New laser and spectral field methods for in situ mining and raw material investigations
    Jussi Leveinen, Aalto University
    Juha Hyyppä, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI
    Saara Kaski, University of Jyväskylä
    Juha Kostamovaara, University of Oulu

  • Novel synthesis methods for porous ceramics from mine tailings
    Jouko Niinimäki, University of Oulu
    Päivi Kivikytö-Reponen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
    Erkki Levänen, Tampere University
    Marja Liisa Räisänen, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

  • Development of novel electrodeionization system for recovery and recycling precious metals and rare earth elements from mining effluents
    Mika Sillanpää, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Advanced technologies for sustainable exploitation of uranium-bearing mineral resources
    Jouko Vepsäläinen, University of Eastern Finland
    Aino-Maija Lakaniemi, Tampere University
    Vesa-Pekka Lehto, University of Eastern Finland
    Raisa Neitola, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)


  • High-performance geoscientific computing in multi-scale mineral potential studies
    Jan Westerholm, Åbo Akademi University
    Eevaliisa Laine, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

International call for joint projects in mineral resources research: Academy of Finland and NRF, South Africa, and Academy of Finland and CONICYT, Chile

Funding : €1.5 million. Funding period: 1 Mar 2016 – 28 Feb 2019
List of funded projects

Academy of Finland and NRF (South Africa)

  • Towards sustainable mineral processing via plantwide eMPC
    Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Aalto University

  • On-line Risk Management in Deep Mines (ORMID)
    Mikael Rinne, Aalto University
  • Recovery of rare earth elements from phosphogypsum
    Tuomo Sainio, Lappeenranta University of Technology
    Pertti Koukkari, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
    Jason Yang, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
  • Protocol development for evaluation of water-saving alternatives in minerals processing - “Bridging North to South”
    Pekka Taskinen, Aalto Univeristy

Academy of Finland and CONICYT, Chile

  • Particulate matter in mines and mining environments
    Hilkka Timonen, Finnish Meteorological Institute
    Jorma Keskinen, Tampere University


MISU Academy Programme: funding for international projects

Funding: €1 million, funding period: 1 Oct 2018 – 30 Sep 2021
List of funding decisions

  • Steps towards the use of mine tailings in geopolymer materias: reactivity, CO2 sequestration and heavy metal stabilization
    Mirja Illikainen, University of Oulu

    Towards Sustainable Gold Recovery from Tailings (GoldTail)
    Mari Lundström, Aalto University

    Geophysical and Geochemical Methods for Stope Design (GAGS)
    Mikael Rinne, Aalto University

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