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:: MIRO to Operate Mineral Industry Sustainable Technology Programme (MIST)
The Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO) will manage a major new minerals sector research and technology development initiative to be known as the Mineral Industry Sustainable Technology Programme (MIST). The programme is being funded through the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) which will contribute £3.4m over two years.
The MIST programme will provide a basis for implementation of focussed research and development activity aimed at supporting achievement of ALSF objectives. The objective of MIST is ‘to reduce the environmental effects of mineral extraction through development, promotion and implementation of sustainable technologies’.
To achieve this objective MIST will;
MIST will encourage research and development in four key areas of activity related to mineral extraction:
The programme scope reflects the interests and priorities of all ALSF fund distributing bodies. The MIST Programme will be established with a structure that is similar to the well-established and highly successful LINK Programmes that provide up to 50% funding for selected research projects. Co-funding is generally provided by industrial organisations.
The programme will operate on a ‘calls for bids’ basis. Projects will extend to a maximum of twelve months duration.
The first call for proposals will be announced at the end of September. For further information or to register interest in the programme please contact Abbie Richards on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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