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SIM² Welcome
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.
ELFM IV Symposium programme & registration
On 5 and 6 February, 2018, the 4th Enhanced Landfill Mining Symposium (ELFM IV) is taking place in Mechelen, Belgium. This week the full Symposium programme was released. Early bird registration is now possible.
In memoriam Prof. Risto Harjula (Helsinki U.)
SIM² KU Leuven & EREAN/REDMUD are deeply saddened to hear the news that our wonderful colleague, Prof. Risto Harjula (U. Helsinki), has passed away on September 11, 2017. We offer our sincere condolences to Risto’s family.
SOLVOMET, a new Industrial Service Centre
SIM² KU Leuven has just launched “SOLVOMET”, an Industrial Service Centre whose mission is to support its industrial partners in the development of more sustainable solvometallurgical separation processes and new mining chemicals.
China Global Television Network reports on ELFM
In the aftermath of the publication of the animated promotional videos of ETNs NEW-MINE and SOCRATES, we were contacted by China Global Television Network (CGTN) who made a brief report on the projects’ ground-breaking research.
Solvometallurgy: an emerging branch in metallurgy
In order to position this emerging branch within extraction metallurgy, Prof. Koen Binnemans and Dr. Peter Tom Jones (SIM² KU Leuven) have authored a milestone position paper to present the opportunities and challenges.
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.

ELFM IV Symposium programme & registration

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

On 5 and 6 February, 2018, the 4th Enhanced Landfill Mining Symposium (ELFM IV) is taking place in Mechelen, Belgium. This week the full Symposium programme was released. Early bird registration is now possible.

EC publishes new list of Critical Raw Materials

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

On September 13, 2017, the EC finally published its updated list of Critical Raw Materials. SIM² KU Leuven will continue to provide recovery/recycling technology for the following CRMs: Sb, Co, Ga, Ge, In, PGMs, REEs and Sc.

In memoriam Prof. Risto Harjula (Helsinki U.)

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

SIM² KU Leuven & EREAN/REDMUD are deeply saddened to hear the news that our wonderful colleague, Prof. Risto Harjula (U. Helsinki), has passed away on September 11, 2017. We offer our sincere condolences to Risto’s family.

SOLVOMET, a new Industrial Service Centre

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

SIM² KU Leuven has just launched “SOLVOMET”, an Industrial Service Centre whose mission is to support its industrial partners in the development of more sustainable solvometallurgical separation processes and new mining chemicals.

China Global Television Network reports on ELFM

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

In the aftermath of the publication of the animated promotional videos of ETNs NEW-MINE and SOCRATES, we were contacted by China Global Television Network (CGTN) who made a brief report on the projects’ ground-breaking research.

Digitizing the Circular Economy

July 21st, 2017|0 Comments

During a four day summer school, prof. Markus Reuter introduced a group of 20 students to flowsheeting of physical separation, metallurgical and recycling systems by hands-on use of simulation software (HSC Sim)

Meet our new researcher: Vidmantas Bieliunas

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Vidmantas Bieliūnas is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on the ETN COSMIC EU project. In this interview you can get to know more about this PhD researcher.

APP launches new commercial demonstration plant

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The British company APP has developed a new commercial demonstration plant that is able to transform RDF into natural gas. An important development for the ELFM and plasma gasification research!

From batch to continuous production…

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Drug discovery Online published an article about the most important steps and mistakes the pharmaceutical industry can make when they want to switch from batch to continuous production of drugs.

Darmstadt Symposium on critical metals (July 13)

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

On the 13th of July Darmstadt, Germany, will be the venue for a milestone Symposium on the importance of critical metals for green energy technologies. The Symposium features a multitude of lectures by renowned experts.