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Multi-criteria assessment workshop

On 18 May 2022, NEMO organised a clustering workshop on multi-criteria assessment as a parallel session in the “(Re)Mining extractive waste, a new business?” symposium in Mechelen, Belgium. More than 30 participants interacted through role-playing and lively discussions, aiming to elucidate the many challenges in integrating techno-economic, environmental and social concerns related to reprocessing of mining waste. The workshop started ...

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KU Leuven rare earth separation pilot online

Researchers at KU Leuven have started up a leaching and solvent extraction pilot, for the separation and purification of rare-earth elements. These pilots are constructed and operated within the EU Horizon 2020 NEMO project, aiming at the valorisation of sulphidic mining waste

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Meet our colleague: Jarno Mäkinen (VTT)

Jarno Mäkinen works in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd at Materials and Minerals recovery team as a Research Scientist. What are you working on? Generally, I’m a hydrometallurgist and work with process development. My expertise and responsibilities go from different leaching methods to metal recovery and water purification technologies. Typically, my work tasks start with evaluating different ores, ...

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Meet our NEMO colleague: Arne Peys (VITO)

Arne Peys is a researcher at VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research. He follows up several projects on the development of cement constituents and artificial aggregates from mineral waste streams. In the NEMO project, Arne is in charge of the lab scale development of the granulation process to transform mine tailings into aggregates and will soon try to transfer this knowledge to the pilot scale.

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Social LCA in the European Union, a tool to measure the social impacts of technology implementation (27 November 2020)

Responsible sourcing as a new emerging field of research

Since the publication of the Social Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) Guidelines in 2009, the methodology has been steadily improved and refined. With a new update of the Guidelines around the corner (publication expected 2021), NEMO thought the time ripe to discuss current practices and challenges in social LCA. More than 30 participants from academia, research, business and government participated in the ...

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Website: www.boliden.com Boliden has been exploring, extracting and processing base metals and precious metals for more than 90 years. Their production is based on experience, innovation and modern technology, developed in collaboration with Nordic technology and engineering companies. Today, Boliden is an industry leader in terms of sustainable metal production from deposits to recycling used metals. Boliden mines and processes both ...

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Meet our NEMO colleague: Isadora Reis Rodrigues (KU Leuven)

Isadora works at KU Leuven, where she is finishing her PhD. She is interested in many topics but mostly related to green chemistry and sustainable development. What are you working on? I am just starting in the project and I will work on solvent extraction for the production of battery grade cobalt and nickel salts from mixed sulfate and hydroxide ...

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