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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.
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.
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.
Digitizing the Circular Economy
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
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.
Meet our new researcher: Dr. Nerea Rodriguez
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.
Meet our new SIM² researcher: Nand Peeters
Nand Peeters is a new researcher in the SIM² KU Leuven cluster. In the interview below you can get to know more about this Belgian researcher with a background in solvent extraction.

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.

Meet our new SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Basit Ali

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Basit Ali is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on the electrodeposition of Sm-Co magnetic alloys from ionic liquids (ILs). In this interview you can get to know more about this ETN DEMETER PhD researcher.

Towards a new Rare Earth Association: GloREIA

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

In June 2017 the EIT RawMaterials network has approved the GloREIA KIC Added Value project, which stands for “Towards a Global Rare Earth Industry Association”. The funding for this EIT RawMaterials project is 300,000 EUR.

New Policy Brief on EU Rare Earth Supply Chain

July 4th, 2017|0 Comments

In the framework of the EU EREAN and DEMETER projects on Rare Earth recycling, a new Policy Brief “ERES 2017: Six Lessons Learned” was launched in order to stimulate (policy) debate about the Europe's Rare Earth supply.

ETN SOCRATES launches new animation video

July 4th, 2017|0 Comments

The EU Horizon 2020 SOCRATES project has now just released a new animation video about “Recovering valuable metals from industrial waste”. The film is presented by two SOCRATES PhD students.