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A general digital twin driving mining innovation through statistical and logical modelling

ReCalc – Industrial carbonates as a byproduct from the Garpenberg mine

AGtrition – Conceptual design for developing a multidimensional small-scale AG mill test

Numerical investigation on impacts of blast-hole deviation on fragmentation

Sulfate removal from mine leachate – development of full-scale bioreactor system (SULFREM)

HIPECS – High-performence computation of comminution in large particle systems

Dynamic testing of full rock support systems for underground mines

Oxygen as enabler for energy-efficient and climate-neutral iron oxide processes and products

Conversion of iron sand into high purity iron chloride and silicate sand products


Fossil-free combustion in grate-kiln pelletizing plants using co-jet burner

A road map for attractive, inclusive and safe mine work

Ultrasound intensified production of titanium phosphate from mine waste streams

Low Ironloss-Melting Steelmaking

Stress changes in underground mines – from investigation to practical tools

Full Metal Extraction from Smelter Sludges (FUMES)

Processes enabling metal and phosphorus recovery from steelmaking slag

Non-toxic leaching and recovery of gold using thiosulfate based lixviant and Selmext metal separation technology

ARBS: Energy Efficient Comminution

Probabilistic design for underground and open pit mines

Semi-automated Dismantling System for Battery Metal Recovery and Recycling

Adaptive Automation for Face Drilling

Development of digital twin for rock drilling

Online estimation of slag volume inside grate kiln pellet plant by stereo vision and machine learning

Prediction of acid rock drainage potential using XRF/XRT drill core scanning

Reduced environmental impact and promote safety during blasting RENIS

Update of baseline and sustainability database (2013-2021)

The Metal Paradox, part 2

Update of the competens roadmap for Steel and Mining Nation Sweden

Standardization of methods and equipment for rock reinforcement testing

Safe, sustainable transports in reindeer husbandry area


Hydrogen Peroxide Emulsion – Stability Verification Project

The metal paradox design sprint for new solutions

Inclusive innovation in the mining industry

Sustainable learning with SIMS VR-mine in Science Center environments

Mining with Nature – Towards the target!

Recovery of lithium from the batteries via enhanced chemical transformations using waste carbon and water leaching

Impacts of mining dust deposition on forest biodiversity and ecosystem services (MINEDUST)

Prestudy of rocks comminution with very high pulsed microwave power

Digital-Twin enabled Transition into Electromobility and Autonomy in Construction Equipment (eTWIN)

Updated roadmap for a competitive fossil-free mining and minerals industry in Sweden

Numerical simulation for optimization of rock drilling and loading for mining

ROMI: Role of Magnesium in iron oxide pelletizing

Destressing strategies for mining under highly stressed conditions in the deep mines of Sweden

Safe Remote Drilling through Predictive Modeling of Hydraulic Hoses

Numerical Simulation for Optimisation of Rock Drilling and Loading for Mining

Green Calcination

Sustainable recovery of phosphorous from mine tailings

Metals4U+: Mineral raw materials for a green and digital future

Removal of mercury from sulfuric acid production

Sulfur removal from sulphur containing iron ores

Transforming mining residues to valuable products


Virtual Reality Based Teleoperation with Adaptive Autonomy for Remote Shared Control of Mobile Manipulators

CLImB – Changing Land use Impact on Biodiversity

Selective and efficient molybdenum recovery from steel making dusts

Prestudy: Swedish Mining Innovation SME Network

Society’s future needs for metals and minerals for a sustainable and digital society in a 2030 and 2050 perspective

National network for mining municipalities

Society´s future needs for metals and minerals for a sustainable and digital society in a 2030 and 2050 perspective

Pilot Study Social License to Operate

Mines and Minerals Innovation Summer

4D Radar for Safety Enhancement in Underground Mining

4D Radar for Safety Enhancement in Underground Mining

Digitization of the course high temperature processes

Facilitate practical laboratory assignments using on-line measurement and web-conference systems

Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics (distance education)

Distance learning in environmental isotope geochemistry applied to mining environments

VR/AR mining environment

T7025B Project Course in Rock and Soil (distance education)

Are you experienced in the field

SWEMOZ – harmonization and exchange

Application of interactive displays within blended learning concepts

Learning remote sensing

Evaluation of a drone-based method for safe and cost-effective monitoring of surface water flows in mine recipients

Virtual Reality (VR) as a demonstrator and learning platform of sustainable, modern and innovative mining

Evaluation of a drone-based method for safe and cost-effective monitoring of surface water flows in mine recipients

ME- Mash the elephant

AG-Test Small scale tests for autogenous grinding scale-up


Modelling for the selection of remediation strategies for TSF

3D modelling of controlled-source electromagnetic fields adopted to mineral prospecting

Predictive Modeling of Hydraulic Hoses for Underground Mining

Utilizing the isotopic and trace element fingerprint of sphalerite for traceability applications

Hydrogen Peroxide Emulsion

Metallurgy of Dictyonema

Off-road Dynamic Charging

Automated planning and coordination of autonomous haulers in underground mines

Novel optical fibre gas sensors: application in harsh environment

FILTRENE MINING Solution: Recovery of valuable metals from water stream in mining industry

Feasibility study for seismicity forecasting in seismically active underground mines

Sustainable lubrication of rock drilling

High Resolution Magnetic Surveying using UAV

Mining and metals in the transition to a sustainable society – An exhibition about current facts and figures

Systems for Remote Scaling

Innovationssommar Gruv och mineral 2020

Tracemet – Traceability for sustainable metals and minerals

SMIG – Integrated smart testbeds for the mining industry

Mining with nature – The Swedish mining industry’s current and future relationship with biodiversity

Web training: environment and work environment for exploration drilling

Mining and society

Virtual reality mine at Teknikens hus

GRÄV – mining value change

Improved resource efficiency through dynamic loading control II

Developing a numerical tool to optimise mining sequences and minimize seismic hazard using mine stiffness concept

Automated drill planning for multiple-boom rigs in underground mining

Organosolv lignin hydrophobic nanoparticles as low-carbon-footprint biodegradable flotation collectors

Platinum-group elements in Swedish Ni-Fe-Cu sulfides

Optimized roasting of complex copper sulphide concentrates for flexible raw material utilization

Digital driver support for interaction between vehicles in mining environments

SO4-BIORED Demonstration of biological sulfate reduction in cold climates

Distance, Awareness and Orientation: Exploring Augmented Reality Applications for the Deep Mining Industry

Energy Efficiency in Rocks Comminution using High Power Microwaves

Efficient metalpowder process with innovative sensor technique

Recovery of Lithium from dust generated in pyrometallurgical treatment of Li- ion batteries

Roadmap for competence supply skills

Strategies and indicators for mining safety

Purification of tellurium using ionic liquid extraction

Distributed acoustic optical fiber sensor for conveyor belts health monitoring

SURVEYOR: Examination of ventilation systems in foundries with robots and stationary sensors

MachineHealth: Towards healthy machines and predictive maintenance with AI

Traceability – for sustainable metals and minerals

Improving data quality for LCC predictions with cloud services

Digital twins for increased efficiency in mineral technology processes

Innovative DTH drill monitoring a pre study

Digital Mining Hub Bergslagen

Stochastic mine design

Innovative binders for efficient recycling of residues from steelworks

Organosolv lignin hydrophobic nanoparticles as low-carbonfootprint biodegradable flotation collectors (LIGNOFLOT)

Pre-Study – Hybrid Particle Breakage Model in DEM

Numeric modelling of blasting and gravity flow in sublevel caving mines

On-line monitoring of chemical composition of iron ore with laser-based optical spectrometry

Performance and wear prediction in pipe mills

Roadmap for a fossil-free mining and mineral industry

Exploring alternative sustainable futures for the Swedish mining industry

Roadmap for a fossil-free mining and mineral industry

MINDI Mining industries data initiative

Mining industry and indigenous peoples: regulations, best practice and social innovation

Test and evaluation of mechanical tunneling with TBS

Baseline measurement and sustainability database

Integrated inversion for vintage geophysics in exploration

Efficient comminution operation (ECO)

Tracking and Control of Articulated Machines through Remote Sensing

VectOre – Exploration criteria for polymetallic sulphide mineralisation and industrial carbonates

Estimation of the risk of rockfall and optimisation of rock reinforcement in deep underground mines

New digital 3D model of the Grate Kiln pellets process for reduced energy consumption and emissions

Innovative exploration drilling and data collection test center: I-EDDA-TC

Development of a numerical modeling method for assessing the risk of seismically induced damage in deep mines

Extraction of molybdenum as an added value in steel production

Energy efficient and intensified leaching with ultrasound controlled cavitation

MinFroth – Characterisation of froth in mineral flotation of sulphide ore

Seismic image with hammer drilling as source: SIHDS

Face-to-Surface II – Improved production efficiency in sublevel caving


Field test of FBG-based sensor system – beneficial for industry and society

Estimation of the stress state from stress-induced failures and data from drill core

Walk the Talk – Sustainability management system for social acceptance

Quantitative characterisation of iron ore pellets with optical microscopy and machine learning

Phoenix mine drone

Integrated smart test environment for the mining industry

Diversity, gender equality and attractive workplaces in the Swedish mining industry

Diversity, gender equality and attractive workplaces in the Swedish mining industry

Accurate indoor and underground positioning

VRSE system

Feasability study – industry synergies

Social license to operate

Development of methods for creating more commercially successful applications and projects

SafePos II – Safety positioning for the mining industry II

Virtual Reality Lab LTU

Future industrial development platform – Arena Pajala

Development of closing and reopening criteria for seismically active mines

Data driven innovative production drilling

Designed collectors for selective flotation

FloccFines – Flocculation of fine particles in mineral flotation of copper-lead-zinc sulphide ores

Extraction of tellurium as a volatile fluoride

Zinc metal extraction from alkaline battery waste by pyrochemistry

Sustainable and energy efficient leaching of metals by ultrasound controlled cavitation

ReLoad: Robot-aided long-term autonomous drilling

Roadmap for reducing accidents in the Swedish mining industry

STRIM Graduate school


Innovative quality assured fayalite slag products

Removal of NOx from flue gases in pelletising plants – evaluation of two possible alternatives

Environmentally friendly, oil-free lubricants

Enhanced mining safety by rock bolt monitoring

Network to promote ecological remediation for a strengthened Swedish mining and metal industry

Development of a test method and facility for generic rock bolt performance tests

Optimised medium range mine planning

Measuring the thickness of mill lining with ultrasound during operation

Use of nanocellulose for surface modification of magnetite and silicate in mineral pulps

Use of metals and energy in fines from shredder plants

NoStick – Reduced sticking during reduction of iron ore pellets by optimising surface coatings

ScreenFloat – Screening of flotation reagents–minerals interactions: a surface chemistry approach

Reliability centric maintenance (RCM) for automated mining machines

Undoing gender in the innovation system of the Swedish mining industry – a pilot study

Localisation for autonomous UAV systems in underground mines

SafePos – Safety positioning for the mining industry

Innovative and cost-effective deep exploration through magnetic measurements from an unmanned airplane

Recovery of useful metals from metal dust from steel production with hydrochemical methods

Improved control of toxic fumes from blasting

Innovative deep exploration 1fk

Borehole seismic images and magnetic measurements in boreholes

New electrolytic extraction process for the separation of metals from non-treatable waste and minerals

The potential of innovative drill core scanning in the mining and exploration industry

Dynamic rock bolts for the people, the environment and the economy


Development of a new methodology for evaluating rock support performance in seismically active mines

Attractive mine – for everyone

Using by-products for prevention of sulphide oxidation in mine waste

BIOMET: Efficient metal recovery from mine drainage water by biological treatment

Conceptual modelling and prospecting criteria for stratiform Zn-Pb-Ag-(Cu) mineralisations in Bergslagen

Improved resource efficiency through dynamic loading control

HIFLOAT – Individual sizing of flotation cells

Reduction of nitrogen discharges in mining processes and mitigating its environmental impact – miNing II

Innovative deep exploration

Attractive commodity supply

Use of coal and metal-containing residue material as reductant during extraction of base metals

Reduction of nitrogen discharges in mining processes and mitigating its environmental impact – miNing I

Efficient mining – Face-to-surface

Multi-scale 4-dimensional geological modelling of the Gällivare area

Using by-products for prevention of sulphide oxidation in reactive mine waste – a feasibility study