Chromium, Niobium, Molybdenum and Vanadium are of strategic importance for the competitiveness of the European economy. But Europe is highly dependent on import for these metals, leading to an inflexible and insecure supply. At the same time, a wealth of such metals is entrapped in industrial wastes, or in applications where their value is not fully utilized. Finding a better way to recover and reuse these resources is the focus of the CHROMIC project.

ARCHE Consulting is work package leader for the overarching assessment of the related economic, environmental and health and safety aspects of the CHROMIC technologies, to ensure these meet the requirements of the European circular economy context. CHROMIC is a project funding by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program. Learn more at