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 wasteRead More »
The SOLVOMET Group is delighted to announce the publication of its long-awaited position paper “The ...
On November 15, 20222, the closing event for NEMO was organised as a Satellite Event of the 7th EU R...
The closing EU CROCODILE video has been released. Featuring Nand Peeters (KU Leuven), Flavia Forte (...
SAVE THE DATE for the satellite event of the EU Raw Materials Week “(Re)mining extractive waste – Pe...
On 18 May 2022, NEMO organised a clustering workshop on multi-criteria assessment as a parallel sess...
Within NEMO project, TERRAFAME will run a pilot operation for more than one year to enhance bioleaching heap efficiency and to increase metal recovery from secondary ores.Read More »
SIM² KU Leuven - SOLVOMET/PROCESS researchers developed a new method for the measurement of chlorides in ionic liquids using wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF). The work was published in ACS Omega.Read More »
SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a predictive molecular thermodynamic model, enabling a more efficient design of future (battery-grade) cobalt solvent extraction flowsheets. The work was published in ACS Omega.Read More »
On April 27 more than 220 people participated in the event “Can the recycling of mining waste become a new business?” Three experts from EC DG ENV, Boliden & Cronimet shared their views. Here are the main lessons learned...Read More »
SOLVOMET/SIM2 KU Leuven & VITO researchers developed a process to recover copper from dilute ammoniacal leachates of microwave-roasted Cu-Zn-Pb sulphidic tailings. The work was published in Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.Read More »
Within the ETN SULTAN project, Wienerberger & SIM² KU Leuven researchers studied the potential blending of sulfidic mining waste in new ceramic roof tiles and blocks. The work was published in Journal of Geochemical Exploration.Read More »
SOLVOMET/SIM² researchers have published a critical review paper in the high-impact journal “Chemical Reviews” on the oxidative dissolution of metals in organic solvents, which can offer a solution when aqueous systems fail.Read More »
Registrations are open for the Lunch Event "Recycling mining waste, a new business? (27 April 2021, 12.30-13.30 pm CET). Three experts will share their views on the recycling of mining waste, covering a variety of case studies.Read More »
Researchers from Wageningen University and SIM² KU Leuven reviewed recent SLO-literature and concluded that the way how SLO is conceptualised and often implemented in practice, does little to enhance the legitimacy of resource extraction.Read More »