“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 »
Final EU CROCODILE video released during EU Raw Materials week
The closing EU CROCODILE video has been released. Featuring Nand Peeters (KU Leuven), Flavia Forte (...
Documentary “Responsible Mining in Europe”: what the experts say
On October 20, 2022, the documentary “Responsible Mining in Europe: A new paradigm to counter climat...
“(Re)mining extractive waste – Perspectives for the EU?” (November 15, Brussels)
SAVE THE DATE for the satellite event of the EU Raw Materials Week “(Re)mining extractive waste – Pe...
Five Lessons Learned from the (Re)Mining Symposium (May 17-18, 2022)
To remine or not to remine extractive waste in Europe? That was the core question during the symposi...
Four lessons learned from PROMETIA Tech Tour 2022 – Northern Sweden
During 4 days, young students and researchers from 9 different institutions gathered in Sweden to vi...
9th Trilateral EU-US-Japan conference on Critical Materials
The EU H2020 projects CROCODILE and TARANTULA contributed to the 9th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical MaterialsRead More »
CROCODILE project at Manufuture 2019 (Oct. 2019)
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 »
“Stairway to Sustainability” – SOCRATES project video reveals final results
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 »
Open Position for a Professor in METAL RECOVERY FROM MINERAL FLOWS
The Science, Engineering & Technology Group of KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Materials Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, has a joint, full-time academic vacancy in the area of metal recovery from mineral flows. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record, a strong affinity with industrial applications, and with educational competence within ...Read More »
Registration now open for EIT RawMaterials Symposium AWARE
On November 8, 2019, the EIT RawMaterials AWARE consortium is organising a mini-symposium on raising awareness on recycling of electronic waste. The event is co-organised by Recupel, SUMA and SIM² KU Leuven. Registration is now open.Read More »
Register now for the satellite event on Public Acceptance at Raw Materials Week
Registrations are open for the satellite event at the EU Raw Materials Week on the "Public Acceptance and Social Impact of Mining and Mineral Recycling in Europe" (Brussels, 22 Nov. 2019). Several policy recommendations for the European Commission will be debated.Read More »
The secrets of the Social License to Operate (SLO)
The SecREEts project presented its approach on Social License to Operate during an online meeting and compared with the model by Boutilier and Thomson (2011)Read More »
Suitable polar solvents enhance metal separations in liquid-liquid extraction
Within the SOLCRIMET project (ERC Advanced Grant), Zheng Li et al. discovered that selection of suitable polar solvents can enhance metal separations in liquid-liquid extraction. The work has been published in Chem. Eur. J.Read More »
Gearing Extractive Industries Towards Sustainable Development – webinar report
Antonio Pedro of the UN International Resource Panel presented several key challenges for 'mineral resources governance in the 21st century' during a short webinar. Feedback from the workshop 'Ensuring the SLO concept is adaptive and resilient' complemented the debate.Read More »