Addition of Scandium to the USGS critical minerals list

The new USGS critical minerals list includes besides Scandium,  Aluminum (bauxite) and Titanium, the two key materials from where the SCALE project expects to extract the Scandium from in the EU. Download the list The full list includes: Aluminum (bauxite), antimony, arsenic, barite, beryllium, bismuth, cesium, chromium, cobalt, fluorspar, gallium, germanium, graphite (natural), hafnium, helium, indium, lithium, magnesium, manganese, niobium, platinum

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Social Acceptance in the European Raw Materials Sector Workshop

SCALE will be present and presenting at the Cluster event for ongoing projects funded by HORIZON 2020 on Social Licence to Operate in Brussels on the 5th of June This highly interactive event will illustrate the approaches taken and lessons learnt throughout thirty EU H2020 projects and key stakeholders, including a consideration of how European funding can be used to develop

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3rd Progress Meeting – First Project Review

The 3rd Progress Meeting of SCALE and its 1st Project Review is scheduled to take place on the 27th  and 28th of June 2018 at the industrial plant of AOS in Hamburg, Germany.


SCALE team @ Raw Materials Week

The SCALE team will be attending the Raw Materials Week organized by the DG Grow of the European Commission, November 6-9, 2017, ( On November 7, SCALE will be presented at the 1st Annual Critical Raw Materials Event co-organized by SCREEN, SCALE and other EC projects ( Meet you in Bruxelles!


SCALE team @ Metallic Materials&Processes International Conference

The SCALE team will be attending the 2nd Metallic Materials and Processes International Conference on October 25-27, 2017, ( and present a keynote on “Enabling Scandium mass production through industrial waste valorisation for improved Aluminium properties (Al-SC Alloy) with potential application to Additive Manufacturing”. ITRB Group will chair the Raw Materials Production Session and the Plenary Session. See you in

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2nd SCALE Project Progress Meeting

Hosted by TRONOX, the 2nd SCALE Project Progress Meeting will take place in Rotterdam on November 28-29, 2017.


Release of Critic Raw Materials List for the EU

After 2 years of hard work, the European Commission releases the Critic Raw Materials List for the EU. ITRB Group, one of our partners, was involved in the Ad Hoc Working Group on CRM ( Scandium is one of the 27 materials, due to a combination of supply risk and economic importance: one more reason to pursue the objective of

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SCALE project showcased on Business Europe platform

The SCALE project, led by Mytilineos (former Aluminium of Greece), is now showcased as a circular economy example on Business Europe platform ( The Circular Economy Industry Platform aims to complement actions by the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to make a success out of the initiatives set up, in

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1st SCALE Project Progress Meeting in concurrence with ERES

Hosted by NTUA, the first SCALE Project Progress Meeting was celebrated on May 31, 2017, on the Greek Island of Santorini, in concurrence with ERES, the 2nd Conference on European Rare Earth Resources, gathering stakeholders and professionals from the public and private sectors, as well as from the academy. Visit to discover the SCALE project’s and other presentations.


Kick Off Meeting

The SCALE Project is officially launched! Aluminium of Greece hosted the Kick Off Meeting on December 19, 2016, gathering more than 50 experts from Europe and USA. With the aim of developing the SCALE Project as the reference for Scandium in Europe, the WP leaders illustrated the working plan for the entire project, and specifically for the next few months.

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