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SIM² KU Leuven (Sustainable Inorganic Materials Management) is an interdisciplinary research cluster at KU Leuven, which addresses the European and global demand for more cleantech innovation and research on resource recovery and recycling.
New ELFM animation video: not just another brick
The ETN NEW-MINE team has just launched its new animation video on Enhanced Landfill Mining. Using graphic designs and animations the film explains the complex ELFM flow sheet. Star presenter is Giovanna Sauve.
Apple to develop iPhone with recycled content
Apple just announced that it plans to stop relying on mined rare earth minerals and metals to make their products, and instead use only recycled sources. Read the full story in the article by Zoë Schlanger.
Kick-off VLAIO O&O ANTARES project completed
On April 18, 2017, the VLAIO O&O ANTARES project kicked off at the premises of Campine in Beerse (Belgium). ANTARES targets high-grade antimony trioxide production from a diversified antimony-containing feed stream.
Ten good reasons to use solvometallurgy
The position paper “Solvometallurgy: an emerging branch of extractive metallurgy” is now available as an open access paper from the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy website. The paper presents ten reasons to use solvometallurgy.
Transforming fayalite slags in inorganic polymers
SIM² KU Leuven researchers from the SREMAT Group have published a milestone paper in Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering on the transformation process of fayalitic slag into Fe-Si rich inorganic polymers.
The sustainability of hybrid & electric vehicles
In the framework of the ETN DEMETER project SIM² KU Leuven researchers have published a milestone paper on the sustainability aspects of hybrid and electric vehicles (H(E)Vs). The paper was co-authored by Leiden University.

Call for papers BR2018 Conference (Athens, 2018)

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

It is with great pleasure that SIM² KU Leuven and ETN RED Mud can announce the 2nd Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices conference - BR2018. The conference will be held from 7-10 May, 2018 in Athens, Greece.

New ELFM animation video: not just another brick

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The ETN NEW-MINE team has just launched its new animation video on Enhanced Landfill Mining. Using graphic designs and animations the film explains the complex ELFM flow sheet. Star presenter is Giovanna Sauve.

Will EU produce rare earths from its own mines?

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In 2013 the FP7 EURARE project was initiated with as goal to develop sustainable exploitation schemes for Europe’s rare-earth ore deposits. Recently, an overview article was published in the Johnson Matthey Technology Review.

Apple to develop iPhone with recycled content

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Apple just announced that it plans to stop relying on mined rare earth minerals and metals to make their products, and instead use only recycled sources. Read the full story in the article by Zoë Schlanger.

The sustainability of hybrid & electric vehicles

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

In the framework of the ETN DEMETER project SIM² KU Leuven researchers have published a milestone paper on the sustainability aspects of hybrid and electric vehicles (H(E)Vs). The paper was co-authored by Leiden University.

Transforming fayalite slags in inorganic polymers

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

SIM² KU Leuven researchers from the SREMAT Group have published a milestone paper in Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering on the transformation process of fayalitic slag into Fe-Si rich inorganic polymers.

Meet our new researcher: Dr. Nerea Rodriguez

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Dr. Nerea Rodriguez is one of the latest researchers hired by the SIM² KU Leuven cluster. In the interview below you can get to know more about this Spanish postdoctoral researcher with a background in Deep Eutectic Solvents.

Ten good reasons to use solvometallurgy

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The position paper “Solvometallurgy: an emerging branch of extractive metallurgy” is now available as an open access paper from the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy website. The paper presents ten reasons to use solvometallurgy.

Kick-off VLAIO O&O ANTARES project completed

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

On April 18, 2017, the VLAIO O&O ANTARES project kicked off at the premises of Campine in Beerse (Belgium). ANTARES targets high-grade antimony trioxide production from a diversified antimony-containing feed stream.

Oliver Gutfleisch (TUD) wins ERC Advanced Grant

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

SIM² KU Leuven is happy to share the news that its ETN EREAN colleague at the Technical Unversity of Darmstadt (Germany), Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch, has been granted a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant on magnetocaloric cooling.