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KU Leuven rare earth separation pilot online

Researchers at KU Leuven have started up a leaching and solvent extraction pilot, for the separation and purification of rare-earth elements. These pilots are constructed and operated within the EU Horizon 2020 NEMO project, aiming at the valorisation of sulphidic mining waste

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Meet our colleague: Jarno Mäkinen (VTT)

Jarno Mäkinen works in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd at Materials and Minerals recovery team as a Research Scientist. What are you working on? Generally, I’m a hydrometallurgist and work with process development. My expertise and responsibilities go from different leaching methods to metal recovery and water purification technologies. Typically, my work tasks start with evaluating different ores, ...

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Meet our NEMO colleague: Arne Peys (VITO)

Arne Peys is a researcher at VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research. He follows up several projects on the development of cement constituents and artificial aggregates from mineral waste streams. In the NEMO project, Arne is in charge of the lab scale development of the granulation process to transform mine tailings into aggregates and will soon try to transfer this knowledge to the pilot scale.

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