BCMaterials granted with an UNESCO-project 

Monday, 4 March, 2019

BCMaterials, jointly with an international consortium leaded by the University of Chile, have been granted with a UNESCO-project within the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP 682: Mine Tailing Revalorization) that will explore the possibility to recover highly valuable Rare Earth Elements from mine tailings generated from two different commodities; Iron Oxide,

Copper and Gold type mining deposits (IOCG) and industrial phosphogypsum tailings. The consortium will explore a greener bio-alternatives to extract the REE valuable metals, and recover them through specific and high capacitive adsorbent materials.


Department of Mining Engineering, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Basque Center for Materials, Applications & Nanostructures
University College Dublin, O´Brien Centre for Science, Europe
University of Tasmania, Australia.
University of the Free State, South Africa
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
CSIC- Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (IACT)