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Consortium Visits Riotinto Mine: Exploring Innovation, Heritage, and Sustainability 

The I4-GREEN consortium made a significant visit to the historic Riotinto Mine today (Huelva, Spain), marking a notable step in their ongoing collaboration for sustainable and innovative mining solutions.

This visit included a private tour of the e-lix pilot plant, a pioneering project located within the mine premises, and offered valuable insights into both technological advancements and cultural heritage. 

The e-lix pilot plant, a focal point of the visit, is at the forefront of mining innovation. Hosted by partners Atalaya Mining and Lain Tech, the tour provided a comprehensive view of the plant’s operations and its role in advancing sustainable mining practices. This pilot exemplifies the potential of innovation in enhancing efficiency and reducing environmental impact. 

The visit extended beyond technology as the consortium explored the Riotinto Mining Museum. The museum tour was an enriching experience, offering deep insights into the historical and cultural significance of the Riotinto Mine. It highlighted the mine’s evolution and its integral role in the local economy over the centuries. This cultural immersion underscored the importance of preserving and celebrating the rich heritage while pursuing technological advancements. 

The visit to Riotinto Mine represents a milestone in the I4-GREEN consortium’s mission to foster innovation and sustainability in the mining sector. By combining technological advancements with a deep respect for cultural heritage, the consortium aims to set new standards for the industry.

The collaborative efforts of Atalaya Mining, Lain Tech, and other consortium partners are paving the way for a future where mining is not only efficient and profitable but also environmentally and socially responsible.