A timeline of project milestones
The overall progress of the project is evaluated constantly and specific milestones are set in the project execution as follows:
October 2017✔ KICK-OFF MEETINGHosted by the European Commission, the Kick-Off Meeting took place on October 6, 2017, in Brussels.
December 2017✔ WEBSITEMilestone 1: Website online and identity of the project set
March 2018 ✔ 1st PROGRESS MEETING1st ENSUREAL Progress Meeting, Trondheim
September 2018 ✔ TEST RUN
September 2018 ✔ TEST RUNMilestone 2: Test run in the rotary pre-reduction furnace at SINTEF
October 2018 ✔ 2nd PROGRESS MEETING2nd ENSUREAL Progress Meeting, Greece
November 2018 RAW MATERIALS SCENARIOMilestone 4: Raw materials scenario in EU justifies full implementation of the process: The Industrial park at Mo I Rana and the industrial complex of Aluminium of Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Viotia were chosen as the most promising regions for the ENSUREAL process.
September 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITSMilestone 5: Environmental benefits of the Pedersen process validated: The first version of the LCA for the new process was completed.
November 2019 TEST RUNMilestone 6: Test run of Mytilineos pyro demo: Slag and metal were produced by Mytilineos.
March 2020 TEST RUNMilestone 7: Test run of Mytilineos hydro demo
September 2020 BUSINESS CASEMilestone 8: Business case is set
November 2020TEST RUNMilestone 9: Test run of Outotec calcination demo
June 2021TESTSMilestone 10: Characterisation tests validate the applications of the products/byproducts
September 2021VALIDATIONMilestone 11: ENSUREAL process validated