"Inconvenient truths of the circular economy" is the title of an interview with prof. Markus Reuter for the Aurubis magazine in which the main challenges and opportunities of recycling and the circular economy are analyzed.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, ...
Methanesulfonic acid (MSA) has proven again to be a suitable lixiviant for the recovery of valuable metals. Within the SMART project, the SOLVOMET group has developed a solvometallurgical process for the selective recovery of lead and silver from industrial residues.Read More »
Abandoned, historical mines can be found all over Europe. Waste present at these sites can cause major environmental problems, with the most commonly known example being acid mine drainage. But is there any business opportunity in re-mining these historical dump sites?Read More »
Public acceptance of mining and recycling in Europe: six recommendations. Workshop report (November 2019)
Public acceptance or the ‘Social License to Operate’ is widely acknowledged as the biggest financial risk for the mining sector. Six different perspectives and recommendations coming from six different sectors were debated during a satellite event of the EU Raw Materials Week (22 Nov. 2019).Read More »
“How to define the impact of new technologies?” was the title of a workshop on Sustainability Assessment (SA) organized on the 21st of November 2019 in Brussels by NEMO in collaboration with CHROMIC, METGROW+ and NEW-MINERead More »
The EU H2020 projects CROCODILE and TARANTULA contributed to the 9th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical MaterialsRead More »
From Wednesday 13 till Friday 15 November, NEMO consortium members from 8 different counties across the European Union gathered in Leuven to discuss progress and prospectives for the coming months. In this meeting, our new partner Boliden exchanged their ideas for the first time with the group. The meeting kicked off with an exploitation workshop. Different partners afterwards met in ...Read More »
Within the SOLCRIMET project (ERC Advanced Grant), SOLVOMET researchers have developed a solvometallurgical process for the separation of yttrium and europium, showing increased efficiency over conventional hydrometallurgical separation routes. The work has been published in Separation and Purification Technology.Read More »
The use of lithium in the production of cathode materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIB’s) that maked it a strategical raw materialRead More »
The Science, Engineering & Technology Group of KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Materials Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, has a joint, full-time academic vacancy in the area of metal recovery from mineral flows. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record, a strong affinity with industrial applications, and with educational competence within ...Read More »