SINTEF has developed an innovative diaphragm lab-scale electrowinning flow cell that allows optimization and process developent under conditions closer to industrial environment. The cell has been used in WP3 to verify real Co sulfate solutions from spent Li ion batteries (produced by TECNALIA and KU LEUVEN), giving high purity Co metal and acceptable energy consumption.Read More »
SINTEF has developed an innovative diaphragm lab-scale electrowinning flow cell that allows optimiza...
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 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, ...
SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a predictive molecular thermodynamic model, enabling a more efficient design of future (battery-grade) cobalt solvent extraction flowsheets. The work was published in ACS Omega.Read More »
On April 27 more than 220 people participated in the event “Can the recycling of mining waste become a new business?” Three experts from EC DG ENV, Boliden & Cronimet shared their views. Here are the main lessons learned...Read More »
SOLVOMET/SIM² researchers have published a critical review paper in the high-impact journal “Chemical Reviews” on the oxidative dissolution of metals in organic solvents, which can offer a solution when aqueous systems fail.Read More »
Registrations are open for the Lunch Event "Recycling mining waste, a new business? (27 April 2021, 12.30-13.30 pm CET). Three experts will share their views on the recycling of mining waste, covering a variety of case studies.Read More »
Researchers from Wageningen University and SIM² KU Leuven reviewed recent SLO-literature and concluded that the way how SLO is conceptualised and often implemented in practice, does little to enhance the legitimacy of resource extraction.Read More »
Nader Akil (PNO) and Lourdes Yurramendi (Tecnalia) presented the CROCODILE project, and its latest achievement and innovation potential in the EASME session H2020- Innovations and innovators along the raw materials Value chain. The session was opened with an introduction by EU representatives about the role and impact of raw materials, particularly critical raw materials, in supporting the European green deal ...Read More »
Ioanna Maria Pateli and colleagues from the University of Leicester used Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs) to extract various metal oxides. Read more about their work which was published in Green Chemistry.Read More »
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 »
New paper! Sulfur-enhanced reductive bioprocessing of cobalt-bearing materials for base metals recovery
Read the paper by Ana Laura & colleagues from Bangor University and Natural History Museum (UK), partners in the CROCODILE project: they developed a bioprocess for recovery of base metals, mainly cobalt and nickel, from oxidised ores and waste materials using a consortium of acidophilic bacteria.Read More »