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 »
The 2-day symposium “(Re)Mining extractive waste, a new business?” gathers leading experts in the fi...
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...
“Solvent extraction at Chalmers has given us a new insight, figuratively speaking it is like a new form of vision”, says Mark Foreman, Associate Professor in Nuclear Chemistry/Industrial Materials Recycling and one of the authors behind a scientific paper recently published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.Read More »
Dr Ana Laura Santos and Prof. Barrie Johnson from Bangor University, were given the ‘Best Poster’ Award in the field of mineral bioprocessing. The prize was awarded at the 23rd International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium (20-23 October 2019) in Fukuoka, Japan.Read More »
In March 2015 the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy (JSM) launched its first issue. Now, just more than 5 years, JSM obtained its first Impact Factor. With a score of 2,109, the journal ranks second among TMS journals for 2019.Read More »
SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a novel solvometallurgical approach to recover cobalt from Li-ion battery cathode materials. This work was supported by EU H2020 CROCODILE and published in the journal Green Chemistry.Read More »
Ludovica Baldassari works as project manager at ECO RECYCLING, coordinating the technical engineering team. She is mainly involved in the development of innovative hydrometallurgical processes, prototypes and basic plants design.Read More »
SIM² KU Leuven member Prof. Erik Smolders contributed to a milestone paper in The Lancet Planetary Health. A team of Belgian and Congolese researchers studied the effects of mining-related pollution on newborns in Katanga, DRC.Read More »
SIM² KU Leuven - SOLVOMET researchers have developed a novel solvent extraction system to remove magnesium from lithium-rich solutions, allowing a major reduction of the eco-footprint of lithium recovery from brines.Read More »
A BBC Future article featuring Ana Maria Martinez (SINTEF) illustrates that old electronics are domestic mines of precious metals. Martina Orefice (SIM² KU Leuven) provides further background referring to several EU projects.Read More »
“The Missing Link of the Circular Economy 2.0” video shows why the waste of the past cannot be consigned to oblivion. A comprehensive Circular Economy vision should, therefore, find answers for Europe’s 500,000+ landfills.Read More »