During 4 days, young students and researchers from 9 different institutions gathered in Sweden to visit mines, smelters, R&D centers and industrial plants. Here is the report of Carlos Quintero (SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven).Read More »
“Make no mistake. The tsunami of cheap, subsidised Chinese Electric Vehicles is coming. Europe seems...
In the framework of the HE ENICON projects, SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers Lommelen & Binnemans...
Binnemans & Jones published a new position paper in JSM: “Ionic Liquids and Deep-Eutectic Solvents i...
Koen Binnemans was awarded a second ERC Advanced Grant for his CIRMET project: Circular Hydrometallu...
The SOLVOMET Group is delighted to announce the publication of its long-awaited position paper “The ...
On June 8, 2022, Panagiotis Xanthopoulos (SOLVOMET/SIM2 & MSCA-ETN SULTAN) obtained his PhD degree in Chemistry. He successfully defended his PhD thesis “Recovery of metal ions from dilute aqueous solutions by ion flotation”.Read More »
Within the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 project NEMO, SOLVOMET/SIM2 researchers have compared the effect of mixer-settlers and agitated columns on the separation of cobalt and nickel with Cyanex 272.Read More »
SOLVOMET/SIM² researchers have published their research on the effect of polar organic solvents on the solvent extraction process for rare-earth separation. The research was performed in the framework of the H2020 project NEMO.Read More »
To remine or not to remine extractive waste in Europe? That was the core question during the symposium "(Re)Mining Extractive Waste, A new business?" (Mechelen, May 17-18, 2022). SIM² Director Peter Tom Jones summarises the main lessons learned.Read More »
On March 10, 2022, the joint NEMO/CROCODILE/TARANTULA expert panel discussed the “Global perspectives on the reprocessing of mine tailings”. The objective was to find common ground and to enable the elaboration of specific EU policy recommendations.Read More »
SOLVOMET/SIM² researchers have published their research on a solvometallurgical process for the recovery of cobalt from lithium-ion batteries in Green Chemistry. The research was performed within the framework of the Horizon 2020 project CROCODILE.Read More »
Within the context of EU NEMO, SIM² KU Leuven/SOLVOMET researchers developed a non-aqueous solvent extraction process for the separation of heavy rare earths (HREEs). The work was published in Separation & Purification Technology.Read More »
Can mining waste become a raw material for (circular) construction materials? In this new video, the EU MSCA-ETN SULTAN team highlights the project results in terms of remining present day and historical sulphidic tailings.Read More »
Within the EU MSCA-ETN SOCRATES project, Jennifer Astoveza investigated the possibility to add iron-rich slag as a supplementary cementitious material (SCM) in distinct calcium aluminate containing cement systems.Read More »