On November 8, 2019, the EIT RawMaterials AWARE consortium is organising a mini-symposium on raising awareness on recycling of electronic waste. The event is co-organised by Recupel, SUMA and SIM² KU Leuven. Registration is now open.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, ...
Registrations are open for the satellite event at the EU Raw Materials Week on the "Public Acceptance and Social Impact of Mining and Mineral Recycling in Europe" (Brussels, 22 Nov. 2019). Several policy recommendations for the European Commission will be debated.Read More »
The SecREEts project presented its approach on Social License to Operate during an online meeting and compared with the model by Boutilier and Thomson (2011)Read More »
Location: Le Plaza Hotel, Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126, 1000 Brussel Date: Thursday 21 November 2019 To reduce the import dependency of the European Union for raw materials, industrial by-products and residual streams are increasingly looked at as low grade resources. Indeed, many materials such as metallurgical slags, incineration ashes or mine tailings contain significant amounts of metals that are currently not ...Read More »
Within the SOLCRIMET project (ERC Advanced Grant), Zheng Li et al. discovered that selection of suitable polar solvents can enhance metal separations in liquid-liquid extraction. The work has been published in Chem. Eur. J.Read More »
Registration for the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM V; Leuven (Belgium), February 6, 2020) is now open. The event will further develop the lessons learned from ELFM IV and from the 2nd seminar on ELFM in the European Parliament.Read More »
Within the SMART project, Nerea Rodriguez et al. have shown that Deep Eutectic Solvents based on carboxylic acids and choline chloride are not stable in time nor at high temperatures. The work was published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.Read More »
The EC’s Joint Research Centre has published a milestone report on the recovery of cricial raw materials (CRMs) from mining waste and landfills. SIM² KU Leuven & EURELCO coordinator Peter Tom Jones discusses the key conclusions of the report.Read More »
Antonio Pedro of the UN International Resource Panel presented several key challenges for 'mineral resources governance in the 21st century' during a short webinar. Feedback from the workshop 'Ensuring the SLO concept is adaptive and resilient' complemented the debate.Read More »
Last week the global association for rare-earth industry stakeholders, was officially erected. SIM² KU Leuven is happy to have contributed to this milestone for the global rare earth community and will continue to support “REIA”.Read More »