Carmen Falagán Rodríguez is a Research Fellow at the Camborne School of Mines and the Environmental and Sustainability Institute (University of Exeter). She is currently working full time in the project NEMO in WP1 focusing on bioleaching of mine residues, looking at the microbial activity and mineral transformations.Read More »
On April 27 more than 220 people participated in the event “Can the recycling of mining waste become...
SOLVOMET/SIM2 KU Leuven & VITO researchers developed a process to recover copper from dilute ammonia...
Within the ETN SULTAN project, Wienerberger & SIM² KU Leuven researchers studied the potential blend...
SOLVOMET/SIM² researchers have published a critical review paper in the high-impact journal “Chemica...
Registrations are open for the Lunch Event "Recycling mining waste, a new business? (27 April 2021, ...
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 ...Read More »
SIM² KU Leuven researchers have developed a new solvometallurgical extraction process to produce copper from sulphidic copper ore minerals (e.g. chalcopyrite), allowing to reduce the eco-footprint of primary copper production.Read More »
SIM² KU Leuven - SOLVOMET researchers have developed a novel solvent extraction system to remove magnesium from lithium-rich solutions, allowing a major reduction of the eco-footprint of lithium recovery from brines.Read More »
“The Missing Link of the Circular Economy 2.0” video shows why the waste of the past cannot be consigned to oblivion. A comprehensive Circular Economy vision should, therefore, find answers for Europe’s 500,000+ landfills.Read More »
How feasible is the transition to a climate-neutral economy (European Green Deal) in terms of the availability of the required (critical) metals? During the March 12 Seminar in Brussels an expert panel tried to provide answers.Read More »
“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.Read More »
Researchers from the SREMat Group (SIM² KU Leuven) have published a critical review paper on the potential transformation of bauxite residue (“red mud”) into valuable building materials, trying to “put things in perspective”.Read More »
“The Dark Side of the Circular Economy” is the title of the ELFM V Symposium Aftermovie (5-2-2020). Referring to the EC’s pending Circular Economy Action Plan the video highlights one major blind spot in this plan. How will we deal with the waste of the past?Read More »
Register now for a seminar on "Green transition challenged by the metal supply chain". The event takes place on March 12, 2020 in the Flemish Parliament in Brussels (Belgium). Various EU H2020 projects will cluster around the challenges they face.Read More »