How feasible is the transition to a climate-neutral economy (European Green Deal) in terms of the availability of the required (critical) metals? During the March 12 Seminar in Brussels an expert panel tried to provide answers.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...
How sustainable is artisanal cobalt mining in DR Congo? That’s the research question which was addressed in a Nature Sustainability paper by a group of researchers of the University of Lubumbashi in collaboration with a team from KU Leuven.Read More »
Register now for a seminar on "Green transition challenged by the metal supply chain". The event takes place on March 12, 2020 in the Flemish Parliament in Brussels (Belgium). Various EU H2020 projects will cluster around the challenges they face.Read More »
"Inconvenient truths of the circular economy" is the title of an interview with prof. Markus Reuter for the Aurubis magazine in which the main challenges and opportunities of recycling and the circular economy are analyzed.Read More »
On December 18, 2019, 18 months after the CROCODILE project has begun its work, the CROCODILE project team had a meeting with the external reviewers and the project officer of the European Commission for the midterm review meeting. The various CROCODILE partners presented their work conducted so far and outlined the next steps and plans for future activities. The agenda ...Read More »
Public acceptance or the ‘Social License to Operate’ is widely acknowledged as the biggest financial risk for the mining sector. Six different perspectives and recommendations coming from six different sectors were debated during a satellite event of the EU Raw Materials Week (22 Nov. 2019).Read More »
“How to define the impact of new technologies?” was the title of a workshop on Sustainability Assessment (SA) organized on the 21st of November 2019 in Brussels by NEMO in collaboration with CHROMIC, METGROW+ and NEW-MINERead More »
The EU H2020 projects CROCODILE and TARANTULA contributed to the 9th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical MaterialsRead More »
The CROCODILE project was presented in the session on “Circular Manufacturing and Sustainability” at the Manufuture Conference 2019 in Helsinki (Oct. 1, 2019). Teresa Sessa of RELIGHT introduced the attendants to the project in her address on the “Recovery of key-metals from WEEE in circular economy”. The CROCODILE project was presented as a best practice on innovative strategies and integrated ...Read More »
The short movie ‘Stairway to Sustainability’ reveals the results of the MSCA-ETN SOCRATES project. The researchers have found ways to transform the various metal-containing industrial process residues into recyclables and high-added value outputs. And they even made a staircase out of it!Read More »