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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.
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

Setting the scene for the ELFM IV Symposium

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

ELFM and EURELCO featured in the Financial Times

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) was featured in the Financial Times as one of the “50 Ideas to Change the World”. In a Special Report Joshua Jacobs interviews key players and discusses the barriers and opportunities for ELFM.

MSCA-ETN DEMETER: an “EU Success Story”

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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

December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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

December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Giovanna Sauve was born in Rome, Italy, in 1992. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

Enhanced landfill mining featured in UK press

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

In a short article journalist Josh Loeb of the award-winning ‘Engineering & Technology’ monthly magazine analyzes how innovative technologies can help retrieving materials buried deep in waste sites.

Meet our researcher: Thupten Palden

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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

Early bird registration deadline ELFM IV: 1-12-17

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

In the 4th ELFM Symposium (February 5 & 6, 2018, Mechelen) the future of Enhanced Landfill Mining will be discussed. The organisers have just published the completed programme. The early bird registration deadline is December 1, 2017.

G. Bailey & 7th Trilateral Critical Materials

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Gwendolyn Bailey, a KU Leuven researcher in the EU H2020 DEMETER project, presented her work at the high-level 7th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical Materials (October 12, 2017) in Pittsburgh, USA.