This past week, Isabel Amez and Angeliki Karapiperi, engineers from the Laboratorio Oficial Jose María de Madariaga (LOM), the reference center in the fields of mining, explosive atmospheres, explosives, and pyrotechnics in Spain, visited Canteras Industriales.

This extraction site, located in Granada, Spain, is one of the pilots of the Rotate project. The mineral they mine is celestine, an ore mineral for strontium, used in a wide range of activities and products such as flares and fireworks, ceramic magnets, and even toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

Both engineers have been conducting an energy consumption audit to improve efficiency at the site one of the main goals of Rotate as a project. The program facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting, and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports the creation and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies.

It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness, and optimizes investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area.

In this sense, ROTATE is perfectly aligned with the scope and outcomes of HORIZON-CL4-TWIN TRANSITION-01-20.