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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.
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.
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.
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.
Oliver Gutfleisch (TUD) wins ERC Advanced Grant
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.

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.

EURELCO wins 3rd EU landfill mining project

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The European Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium wins its 3rd EU-funded landfill mining project in 1 year. Interreg NWE RAWFILL targets an evidence-based, standardised methodology to select profitable landfill mining projects.

Call for papers ELFM IV Symposium (Feb. 2018)

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

The call for extended abstracts for the Fourth International Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining (Conference Centre Lamot, Mechelen-Belgium, February 5-6, 2018) is now open. Deadline for the extended abstracts is May 30, 2017.

15 years of slag valorisation @ KU Leuven (SVS V)

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

On April 3, 2017, the Fifth Slag Valorisation Symposium kicked off in Leuven. For a record-breaking attendance of 250 participants, Bart Blanpain gave a bird’s eye overview on 15 years of slag valorisation research at KU Leuven.