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Meet our NEMO colleague: Jérôme Jacob (BRGM)

Jérôme Jacob works in BRGM, the French geosurvey as a bioprocess engineer in the waste and raw materials unit. What are you working on? My work combines research and operative activities. One part of my work is focused on the development of new bioleaching processes. The goal then is to improve bioleaching efficiency, to address more types of ore or ...

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NEMO progresses steadily despite COVID-19 | M24 virtual consortium meeting (May 2020)

The consortium of the NEMO project had foreseen to organize the month-24 review meeting in the installations of VTT in Tampere on May 5 and 6, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the physical meeting was cancelled and replace by a series of conference calls. After several intensive sessions on Microsoft Teams, the project coordinator Mika Pajaanen could thank ...

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Why tungsten, niobium and tantalum are critical raw materials

“Critical Raw Materials”, such as the iconic “rare earths”, are gaining more and more attention. Less-known CRMs are tungsten, niobium and tantalum, which are targeted in EU TARANTULA. Martina Orefice (SIM² KU Leuven) investigates why these elements are critical and what TARANTULA can do about that.

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