Project - Oil shale reserve estimation criteria

Project name: Oil shale reserve estimation criteria
KIK project No. 10091     
TUT project No. KIK15013

Project start: 01/06/2015
Project end: 01/06/2016

Research by Department of Mining
Vivika Väizene           Principal investigator
Ingo Valgma               Research staff

Project was financed by Environmental Investment Centre.

The aim of the study was to decrease oil shale losses and increase eficiency of reserve usage. Criteria for oil shale reserve estimation were analysed.















EIT Raw Materials Baltic Sea Region Partner event in Tallinn University of Technology, 22-23.3.2016


EIT RawMaterials is a European initiative financially supported by the European Union, aiming to improve innovation in the raw materials value chain. Our activities cover the whole raw material value chain of metals and other minerals: from exploration to mining, and from processing to recycling, substitution and eco-design. 

Matchmaking event in Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, 22-23.3.2016, aims to bring together SME's, research organisations, universities and large companies, to form high quality project consortia.

During the Spring of 2016 we are opening a call for our partners to apply funding for e.g. technology upscaling and demonstration projects, as well as a continuous call for SMEs and Start-ups to apply for funding. It is also possible for SMEs and start-ups to partner with large companies, universities and research institutes to launch upscaling and demonstration projects. 

Baltic Sea Region Partners together with key actors in the metals and minerals sector:

  • Show during event in Tallinn how large actors in the raw material sector are building their ecosystems of industrial suppliers and market channels
  • Using chance to promote and boost ideas to large  firms and/or actors in the EIT RawMaterials' Baltic and European Network
  • Shares information about how you can benefit from EIT Raw Materials funding instruments

Stay connected! http://mi.ttu.ee/rawmaterials

From EIT_Raw_Materials Partners meeting, 22-23.3.2016

EIT RawMaterials has 120 partners, including some of the most significant industries in the sector such as Outotec, Sandvik, Höganäs, Metso Minerals, Atlas Copco, LKAB, Boliden, BASF, UMICORE, Arkema, ArcelorMittal Maizières Research, H.C. Starck and Mondragon Corporation. More info on our focus areas: http://eitrawmaterials.eu/downloads/knowledgeandinnovation.pdf

Department of Mining, Estonia - http://mi.ttu.ee/mining
Mining Research - http://mi.ttu.ee/research
Mining Horizon projects at Horizon 2020 - http://mi.ttu.ee/horizon2020
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EIT Raw Minerals Baltic CLC visiting Department of Mining

Baltic Sea CLC Management team is visiting partners, where to discuss partner expectations, role and plans on the EIT Raw Materials. Mikko Korhonen visited Tallinn University of Technology and Mektory Centre.

Traditional group photo in dragline bucket near the Department of Mining with  Veiko Karu who is Tallinn University of Technology contact for EIT Raw Materials.
From EIT Raw Materials, 16.02.2016

From EIT Raw Materials, 16.02.2016

From EIT Raw Materials, 16.02.2016

Department of Mining, Estonia - http://mi.ttu.ee/mining
Mining Research - http://mi.ttu.ee/research
Mining Horizon projects at Horizon 2020 - http://mi.ttu.ee/horizon2020
#Mäeinstituut #Mining #Research

Project - Stability of undermined areas in oil shale deposit

Project name: Stability of undermined areas in oil shale deposit
KIK14033 Digitazing oil shale mine plans and stability estimation
Project start: 01/01/2014
Project end: 19/11/2015

Vivika Väizene           Principal investigator
Ingo Valgma              Research staff
Lembit Uibopuu         Research staff
Margit Kolats             Research staff
Gaia Grossfeldt          Research staff
Veiko Karu                Research staff

Project was financed by Environmental Investment Centre.




The aim of this research was to digitize oil shale mine old plans on paper, geo-coordinate to Estonian coordinate system and digitize. Ground stability was estimated of underground mined areas.



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More information about mine collapses mi.ttu.ee/varingud  and maps mi.ttu.ee/kaardid

http://mi.ttu.ee/oilshale/

Project - Research of Puhatu peat deposit

Project Lep16002, NK14122

Title of project: Research of Puhatu peat deposit
Project start    11/12/2015
Project end     10/01/2016

Name                          Role
Vivika Väizene           Principal investigator
Mall Orru                    Research staff
Ingo Valgma               Research staff
Veiko Karu                 Research staff
Margit Kolats             Research staff
Gaia Grossfeldt          Research staff

The aim of research in Puhatu peatland was to evaluate peat deposit. Peat probing and ground cover flora description were made during field works. Samples were analysed in laboratory for quality parameters.

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Puhatu peatland

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Trench in Puhatu peatland

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Sample

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Analysing sample

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