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Blue Mining article available: Production key figures for planning the mining of manganese nodules

Abstract: Under the impression of decreasing ore grades and increasing production costs in conventional mining, seafloor minerals came into focus. Having gained a basic understanding of geological settings, there is... Read more

Preparations for the Vertical Hydraulic Transport demonstrator at TU Bergakademie Freiberg running at full speed

Downscaling 6000 meters of riser length to ‘laboratory scale’ still leaves one with quite a large test setup. Such is the experience of the scientists and engineers from TU Bergakademie... Read more

Start of the Blue Mining cruise JC138 to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

On June 27th 2016, the research vessel RRS James Cook departed from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, England to attempt one of its most ambitious expeditions in its ten year... Read more

Testing equipment cruise has left the harbour !

As the project is processing, we have reached the testing phase! On Thursday 2 June the Multipurpose offshore vessel Olympic Taurus has left the harbour or Bergen with on board... Read more

1st International Conference “Mining in Europe”: The Blue Mining Booth

In May 2016, the 1st International Conference “Mining in Europe” took place in Aachen, which attracted more than 300 participants from 28 countries. The conference’s agenda contained more than 90... Read more

Start of Research Cruise M127 – 2016.05.25

Submarine massive sulfide deposits (SMS) are often seen as a possible future contribution to a secure metal supply for global human needs. Resource estimates, however, are lacking several of the... Read more

Blue Mining and Midas meet….

Aligning project development, technology and ecosystem needs in deep sea mining Blue Mining – MIDAS Workshop April 20th 2016 The seabed mining industry faces challenges in exploration, exploitation and environmental... Read more

PhD thesis Mr Jort van Wijk on vertical hydraulic transport for deep see mining

Deep thinking about vertical hydraulic transport for deep sea mining successfully finished IHC MTI researcher Jort van Wijk successfully defended his PhD thesis at Delft University of Technology on February... Read more

European Consortium launches Blue Nodules project

On 1 February a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic... Read more

Wear & Tear tests

Wear & Tear tests on potential liner materials for the Vertical Transport System Blue Mining focuses on developing breakthrough solutions for a Vertical Transport System. This implies developing the ability... Read more