Can the recycling of sulphidic mining waste become a new business? That’s the question we address in EU NEMO, a multi-partner project that targets the upscaling of distinct innovative pilots. Find out more in this new video.Read More »
Molecular thermodynamic model for solvent extraction of mineral acids by TBP
In the framework of the HE ENICON projects, SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers Lommelen & Binnemans...
Testimonials for Ionic liquids & deep-eutectic solvents “dead-end street paper”
Binnemans & Jones published a new position paper in JSM: “Ionic Liquids and Deep-Eutectic Solvents i...
Koen Binnemans is awarded a second ERC Advanced Grant: CIRMET
Koen Binnemans was awarded a second ERC Advanced Grant for his CIRMET project: Circular Hydrometallu...
The Twelve Principles of Circular Hydrometalllurgy
The SOLVOMET Group is delighted to announce the publication of its long-awaited position paper “The ...
“(Re)mining extractive waste – Perspectives for the EU?” (15-11-2022, Brussels)
On November 15, 20222, the closing event for NEMO was organised as a Satellite Event of the 7th EU R...
Bioleaching of cobalt from low-grade sulphidic mining waste
In a new paper published in Hydrometallurgy, researchers from VTT and Boliden developed a bioleaching process to recover cobalt from low-grade sulphide tailings. The work received funding from the EU NEMO project.Read More »
Coming soon: NEMO project presentation movie! (Oct. 2020)
During the past summer months, the NEMO project presentation movie was prepared and recorded. Several researchers from various partner institutions gave short interviews to explain the NEMO concept. The movie is expected in October 2020.Read More »
Chalmers researchers are probing the properties of new green solvents
“Solvent extraction at Chalmers has given us a new insight, figuratively speaking it is like a new form of vision”, says Mark Foreman, Associate Professor in Nuclear Chemistry/Industrial Materials Recycling and one of the authors behind a scientific paper recently published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.Read More »
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy obtains Impact Factor of 2,109
In March 2015 the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy (JSM) launched its first issue. Now, just more than 5 years, JSM obtained its first Impact Factor. With a score of 2,109, the journal ranks second among TMS journals for 2019.Read More »
Solvometallurgical cobalt recovery from Li-ion battery cathode materials
SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a novel solvometallurgical approach to recover cobalt from Li-ion battery cathode materials. This work was supported by EU H2020 CROCODILE and published in the journal Green Chemistry.Read More »
Meet our NEMO colleague: Jérôme Jacob (BRGM)
Jérôme Jacob works in BRGM, the French geosurvey as a bioprocess engineer in the waste and raw materials unit. What are you working on? My work combines research and operative activities. One part of my work is focused on the development of new bioleaching processes. The goal then is to improve bioleaching efficiency, to address more types of ore or ...Read More »
Meet our NEMO colleague: Carmen Falagán Rodríguez (University of Exeter)
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 »
NEMO progresses steadily despite COVID-19 | M24 virtual consortium meeting (May 2020)
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 »
Solvometallurgical process for extraction of copper from sulphidic ore minerals
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 »