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.
Setting the scene for the ELFM IV Symposium
On 5 and 6 February, 2018, the 4th Enhanced Landfill Mining Symposium is taking place in Mechelen, Belgium. On January 15, 2018, the Final Symposium Programme was released: pdf available here. ELFM IV offers a total of 50 papers.
MSCA-ETN DEMETER: an "EU Success Story"
ETN DEMETER, which investigates how to extract and recycle rare earth magnets from electric vehicle motors, features on the EC website in the series "Success Stories". Prof. Binnemans (coordinator DEMETER) outlines the challenges.
1st Place Award in the TOP STARS 2017
DEMETER researcher F. Coelho (left, image) participated in winning team in EIT RawMaterials TOP STARS 2017 Winter School. The TOP STARS format has been acknowledged as setting a new benchmark for entrepreneurial PhD Schools.
EURARE project is completed
The EU FP7 EURARE project team has published a concluding project brochure, explaining how Europe can create a sustainable European rare-earth supply chain. A must read!
Meet our researcher: Giovanna Sauve
Giovanna Sauve was born in Rome, Italy, in 1992. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
Meet our researcher: Thupten Palden
Thupten Palden is a 28 years old young scientist from Tibet. He did his schoolings in India before coming to Europe to pursue higher education. He obtained his BSc in chemistry from 2009 to 2012 at Jacobs University in Bremen, DE