DigiEcoQuarry closes the year preparing for the meeting with the Project Officer appointed by the European Union. At this meeting, which will take place in February, the consortium will have to report to the commission on both technical and economic aspects.

In addition to technical progress, the project’s dissemination work carried out by the partners during this period will also be evaluated. DigiEcoQuarry has been disseminated at conferences, trade fairs, universities, and schools from Cali to Beijing via Oviedo, Berlin, Stockholm, and Milan.

DigiEcoQuarry is a project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program whose objective is to develop systems, technologies, and processes to boost the digitization and automation of mining operations to make these operations safer, more sustainable, and more competitive. Artificial intelligence (AI) approaches are combined with cyber-physical and internet-of-things-related systems to achieve this goal.

The final step will be to test these systems in five EU quarries. The overall objective is to sustainably increase the supply of aggregates for the construction sector and as mineral raw materials for industry.