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 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...
Final EU CROCODILE video released during EU Raw Materials week
The closing EU CROCODILE video has been released. Featuring Nand Peeters (KU Leuven), Flavia Forte (...
“(Re)mining extractive waste – Perspectives for the EU?” (November 15, Brussels)
SAVE THE DATE for the satellite event of the EU Raw Materials Week “(Re)mining extractive waste – Pe...
Multi-criteria assessment workshop
On 18 May 2022, NEMO organised a clustering workshop on multi-criteria assessment as a parallel sess...
JRC report on CRM recovery from mining waste & landfills
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 »
Gearing Extractive Industries Towards Sustainable Development – webinar report (July 2019)
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 »
Global stakeholders launch the Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA)
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 the SLO concept is adaptive and resilient (June 2019)
“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 »
New video released on reprocessing of tailings (ETN SULTAN)
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 on SLO topic (Brussels: 6-6-2019)
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 »
Very selective process developed to recover germanium from iron-rich solutions
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 »
NEMO partners meeting in Espoo, Finland (24-25 April 2019)
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 »
Selective metal recovery from Fe-rich industrial residues
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 »