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 »
SIM² KU Leuven - SOLVOMET/PROCESS researchers developed a new method for the measurement of chloride...
SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a predictive molecular thermodynamic model, enabling a...
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...
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 »
“Ensuring that ‘Social License to Operate’ (SLO) is Adaptive and Resilient” was the topic of a recent workshop organized by EU MIREU (supported by NEMO, CROCODILE & TARANTULA). This article reflects upon the key lessons learned.Read More »
The ETN SULTAN team has just released its official (animated) video on the reprocessing of tailings. SULTAN Researcher Jillian Helser explains how the SULTAN target is to transform mining waste (tailings) into valuable products.Read More »
High level expert panel workshop on Social License to Operate, followed by a SLO clustering event organised by the NEMO, CROCODILE and TARANTULA projects teams.Read More »
Germanium is a precious metal which is mainly used as a semiconductor in electronics and infrared optic industries, and as a polymerisation catalyst for the production of polyethylene terephthalate. Due to its high supply risk and its high economic importance, germanium is considered as one of Europe’s critical metalsRead More »
The 12 month NEMO project meeting took place on 24 and 25 April, 2019. The meeting was hosted by VTT at their premises in Espoo, Finland. The NEMO Consortium partners discussed the project progress, consortium modifications due to CLC’s decision to withdraw from the NEMO project and the adaptation of the project scope to the new situation (with Boliden as ...Read More »
Within the EU H2020 SOCRATES project, SIM² KU Leuven developed a process to selectively recover lead and zinc from iron-rich jarosite residue of the zinc industry. The work is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.Read More »
Recently the use of lead is being called into question by some policy makers. To provide a firm metallurgical background on its crucial role in the Circular Economy, the EU ETN SOCRATES team has just published a new Policy Brief.Read More »
In the framework of ETN REDMUD, an integrated process was developed by KU Leuven and RWTH Aachen to selectively recover Fe and REEs from slags produced during smelting of bauxite residue. The work is published in Hydrometallurgy.Read More »