Mining&Metals

Industrial partner
Krastsvetmet, JSC attracts advanced technologies in the field of extraction and processing of non-ferrous and precious metals. Krastsvetmet refines on an industrial scale all precious metals, processes mineral and secondary raw materials. The Krastsvetmet refining division produces precious metals in bars, granules, powders and in the form of chemical compounds. Jewellery division produces chains and bracelets of machine twinning. The division of technical products manufactures catalytic systems, glass-melting devices, thermocouple wire, silver targets and laboratory glassware. The Krastsvetmet laboratory is among the top ten of the best laboratories in the world, maintaining all the technological processes. The priority for Krastsvetmet’s search areas are promising innovative projects in the field of chemistry and metal processing, aimed at creating new products based on precious metals, as well as on the development of efficient processes for refining.
Partner track
ALROSA JSC is the world leader in diamond mining and the largest Russian diamond mining company, the industrial facilities of which are located in the northern regions of Russia and in the warm climate of Africa. Its work is characterized by a complete production cycle, which includes prospecting and exploration, open and underground mining of diamond ore, its transportation and refining, as well as sorting natural diamonds and selling them on the domestic and foreign markets. ALROSA as a socially-oriented corporation pays great attention to environmental technologies. The technological base of production of the Company is based on the best world achievements in science and technology and unique technical experience in the harsh climatic conditions of northern Russia. It is composed of two research units, such as Yakutniproalmaz Institute and Exploration Company. ALROSA created the conditions and opened the way for a systematic approach to finding innovations both within the company and outside - in a small innovation business, university and academic science, as well as in cooperation with foreign partners. The open innovations for ALROSA have become one of the main drivers to improve production efficiency and its competitiveness.
Directions for the selection of projects:
METALLURGY (TECHNOLOGIES OF REFINING AND PROCESSING OF PRECIOUS METALS):
Production of fine powders with the desired properties made of the platinum group metals, silver and gold
Powder metallurgy. Up-to-date methods of manufacturing technical products
Advanced electro-contact materials based on precious metals (i.e. alloys, adhesives, pastes, films, and composites)
Dispersion-hardened alloys of the platinum group metals and their composites
Precision metalworking
Modern technologies of making coatings of precious metals with desired properties
New approaches to the hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processes in the production of precious metals
Technologies of purification of gases and industrial wastewater from hydrometallurgical production
Modern methods of modeling of technological processes of chemical and metallurgical industries
New materials and technologies, replacing the industrial use of precious metals
New applications of precious metals
The use of additive technologies in the production of jewelry and technical precious metal wares
Methods for rapid analysis of the composition of solids and liquids with a high degree of accuracy
Selective separation of metals
Catalysis processes
MINING (DIAMOND MINING):
— Exploration and searching techniques of diamond deposits

— Technologies for open pit and underground diamond mining

— Technology diamondiferous ore enrichment

— Energy saving and energy efficiency in the mining industry

— Environmental technologies for diamond mining and metallurgy

— Transportation, equipment, machinery and tools for the mining industry

— Automation of technological processes of diamond mining and diamondiferous ore enrichment