The third CROCODILE Consortium meeting took place on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd of May, 2019 in Dusseldorf, Germany, 12 months after the start of the CROCODILE project – first of a kind commercial compact system for the efficient recovery of cobalt designed with novel integrated leading technologies. The meeting has been excellently organised by ACCUREC in the beautiful Goethe Museum building. ...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...
fortum: Over 80% of lithium-ion battery materials can now be recycledRead More »
CROCODILE project in Swedish Energy Agency’s Research Overview report about recycling and reuse of lithium-ion batteries
CROCODILE project in Swedish Energy Agency "Research overview about recycling and reuse of lithium-ion batteries"Read More »
The Crocodile project will be showcased in a webinar on metal recovery, organised by the BreakIt-project.Read More »
On April 1-5, 2019, the 6th Slag Valorisation Symposium took place. More than 200 persons experienced at first hand that slag valorisation has been transformed from an academic concept into an industrial success story.Read More »
A solvometallurgical route for recycling of SmCo permanent magnets was developed by researchers from the SOLVOMET Group (SIM² KU Leuven). The method is based on non-aqueous solvent extraction to minimize water consumption.Read More »
In the framework of the EU MSCA-ETN REDMUD project, the occurrence mode of selected rare earths in neutralised-leached bauxite residue was studied by KU Leuven and NTUA. The work is published in Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.Read More »
CROCODILE animation video on Cobalt recovery. Each electrical car battery requires between 10 to 20 kg of cobalt. Cobalt is used in many applications that support the shift to a low-carbon economy. Therefore, the demand for cobalt is rapidly increasing; and so is its price! The price of cobalt has risen nearly 250% in 2017 and is expected to significantly increase in the coming years, driven by stricter emissions controls that push the global demand for electric vehicles.Read More »
The SOLVOMET Group (SIM² KU Leuven), which develops solvometallurgical flow sheets, has synthesized new Deep Eutectic Solvents that can selectively dissolve metal oxides from industrial residues derived from the mining industry.Read More »
Recently the use of lead is being called into question by some policy makers. To provide a firm metallurgical background on its crucial role in the Circular Economy, the EU ETN SOCRATES team has just published a new Policy Brief.Read More »