SOLVOMET/SIM² researchers have published their research on a solvometallurgical process for the recovery of cobalt from lithium-ion batteries in Green Chemistry. The research was performed within the framework of the Horizon 2020 project CROCODILE.Read More »
The long-awaited mini-documentary “The Sami Perspective” is now available. The film tries to underst...
Recently, Peter Tom Jones was invited to Sweden to present the SIM²/EXCEED/ENICON documentary “Made ...
The closing EU CROCODILE video has been released. Featuring Nand Peeters (KU Leuven), Flavia Forte (...
On October 20, 2022, the documentary “Responsible Mining in Europe: A new paradigm to counter climat...
SAVE THE DATE for the satellite event of the EU Raw Materials Week “(Re)mining extractive waste – Pe...
Within the context of EU NEMO, SIM² KU Leuven/SOLVOMET researchers developed a non-aqueous solvent extraction process for the separation of heavy rare earths (HREEs). The work was published in Separation & Purification Technology.Read More »
SOLVOMET/SIM² researchers have published a critical review paper in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research on the different systems and mechanisms of non-aqueous solvent extraction, providing a framework for future processes.Read More »
In the framework of the International Conference on Raw Materials and Circular Economy #RawMat2021, held on September, 5-9th 2021 in Athens (Greece), Lourdes Yurramendi presented the Oral Communication: A sustainable process for the recovery of valuable metals from spent lithium ion batteries by deep eutectic solvents leaching (L. Yurramendi, J. Hidalgo, A. Siriwardana) With this work, Dr. Lourdes Yurramendi represented ...Read More »
SULTAN, the EU Training Network for the remediation and reprocessing of sulphidic mining waste sites, has launched its long-awaited Thematic Section in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, comprising 10 research papers.Read More »
At the BRGM, nickel bio-extraction: this green revolution that will transform the mining industry in New Caledonia
The France TV made a report on the work of our partner BRGM in the CROCODILE project: “In Orléans, a team of BRGM researchers has succeeded in extracting nickel and cobalt contained in New Caledonian mines using natural thermal bacteria. In a few years, this more ecological industrial process will be available.” The article is in French and you can ...Read More »
The 2-day symposium “(Re)Mining extractive waste, a new business?” gathers leading experts in the field of (re)mining of mining-related waste, with a focus on the tailings that arise during the mining and processing of sulphidic ores.Read More »
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 »
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 »