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MIWARE: Mine water as a resource




VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. VTT provides expert services for domestic and international customers and partners and serve both private and public sectors. VTT's service categories are Bioeconomy, Health and wellbeing, Digital society, Low carbon energy, Smart indusrty, Sustainable and smart city, Business development and Pilot plants and R&D infra.


Mintek is South Africa’s national mineral research organisation and is one of the world’s leading technology organisations specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related areas. Mintek works closely with industry and other R&D institutions and provides service testwork, process development and optimisation, consulting and innovative products to clients worldwide. 


IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was jointly founded in 1966 by the Swedish state and national business interests. It combines applied research and development with close collaboration between industry and the public sphere. IVL's thematic areas are Climate and Energy, Air and transport, Water, Suistainable Building, Sustainable Production and Resource-Efficient Products and Waste.



Outotec (Finland) provides the mining industry with sustainable mineral processing solutions, from pre-feasibility studies to complete plants and life cycle services.  It designs and delivers state-of-the-art mineral processing equipment, optimized processes, including intelligent automation and control systems, as well as complete plants. Outotec also provides sustainable solutions for metal processing, renewable energy production and industrial water treatment.


Chromafora AB (Sweden) offers the market an efficient technology for selective heavy metal separation. Chromafora's customers are mines and AMD (acid mine drainage), industries with industrial waste-water or acids, energy plants.


Flootech Oy (Finland) offers state-of-the-art water treatment technologies with decades of experience. It specializes in design, engineering, project execution and project management of water & wastewater treatment and water reuse solutions.



Agnico Eagle Finland Oy is a subsidiary of Canadian gold-mining company Agnico Eagle Mines Limited that has produced precious metals since 1957. It owns the Kittila mine and engages actively in mineral exploration in Finland and other Nordic countries. The Kittila mine was Agnico Eagle’s first operation outside of Canada. 


Anglo American (South Africa) is a globally diversified mining business. It produces copper, platinum, diamonds, iron ore, manganese, coal and nickel in Southern Africa, North and South America and Australia. It's portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies.

Anglo America’s coal business in South Africa produces thermal coal largely for domestic use with a portion being supplied to the export market. In 2015 our South African mines produced a total volume of 50 Mt of which 34 % was exported.



LANXESS (Germany) is a leading specialty chemicals company with about 16,700 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 54 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber.


AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and major producer of specialty chemicals. AkzoNobel PPC (Pulp and Performance Chemicals) AB (Sweden) has long been supplying industries worldwide with quality ingredients that are essential for manufacturing thousands of everyday products. Its pioneering portfolio includes bleaching chemicals and systems, colloidal silica solutions, expandable microspheres, and silica packing and columns.


LKAB Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (Sweden) is an international high-tech mining and mineral group that mines and processes Norrbotten's unique iron ore for the global steel market. It is one of Sweden's oldest industrial companies and is wholly owned by the Swedish state. The majority of LKAB's iron ore products are sold to European steelworks. Other important markets are the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the USA.