Germanium is a precious metal which is mainly used as a semiconductor in electronics and infrared optic industries, and as a polymerisation catalyst for the production of polyethylene terephthalate. Due to its high supply risk and its high economic importance, germanium is considered as one of Europe’s critical metalsRead More »
Germanium is a precious metal which is mainly used as a semiconductor in electronics and infrared op...
The 12 month NEMO project meeting took place on 24 and 25 April, 2019. The meeting was hosted by VTT...
Within the EU H2020 SOCRATES project, SIM² KU Leuven developed a process to selectively recover lead...
Recently the use of lead is being called into question by some policy makers. To provide a firm meta...
In the framework of ETN REDMUD, an integrated process was developed by KU Leuven and RWTH Aachen to...
The 12 month NEMO project meeting took place on 24 and 25 April, 2019. The meeting was hosted by VTT at their premises in Espoo, Finland. The NEMO Consortium partners discussed the project progress, consortium modifications due to CLC’s decision to withdraw from the NEMO project and the adaptation of the project scope to the new situation (with Boliden as ...Read More »
Within the EU H2020 SOCRATES project, SIM² KU Leuven developed a process to selectively recover lead and zinc from iron-rich jarosite residue of the zinc industry. The work is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.Read More »
Recently the use of lead is being called into question by some policy makers. To provide a firm metallurgical background on its crucial role in the Circular Economy, the EU ETN SOCRATES team has just published a new Policy Brief.Read More »
In the framework of ETN REDMUD, an integrated process was developed by KU Leuven and RWTH Aachen to selectively recover Fe and REEs from slags produced during smelting of bauxite residue. The work is published in Hydrometallurgy.Read More »
ETN DEMETER proudly presents the flagship product of this 4 year-project: the first recyclable e-motor based on recycled NdFeB magnets. Featuring two of the DEMETER Researchers, the video highlights the e-motor’s ecobenefits.Read More »
Within the EU H2020 REMAGHIC project, a process was developed by KU Leuven & TECNALIA to recover rare earths from CRT phosphor waste based on roasting and leaching with the green solvents acetic acid and methanesulphonic acid.Read More »
New work by SIM² KU Leuven researchers published in Resources Conservation and Recycling demonstrates that the government policies have a much larger influence on the rare-earth supply chain disruption than physical disruptions.Read More »
How is Europe going to deal with the legacy of more than 500,000 landfills? More than 50 experts debated this question during the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament (November 20, 2018), which was hosted by Belgian MEP Hilde Vautmans (ALDE Group). A detailed analysis of this event has now been published as a ETN NEW-MINE Policy Brief, authored ...Read More »
SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a new, selective method to recover indium from iron-rich solutions. This work, funded through EU METGROW+, was published as a golden open access paper in Separation and Purification Technology.Read More »