Peter Jones 2018-04-03T07:57:33+00:00 March 17th, 2018|
Following their previous work on the rare-earth Balance Problem, Prof. Binnemans et al. have published a new (Golden Access) review paper in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy. The paper has been downloaded > 1,000 times.
Peter Jones 2018-03-16T15:23:16+00:00 March 16th, 2018|
The ETN NEW-MINE project has just published a new Policy Brief on the future of Enhanced Landfill Mining in Europe and beyond. The Policy Brief draws Six Lessons Learned from the recent ELFM IV Symposium (February 5-6, 2018).
Peter Jones 2018-04-19T11:07:54+00:00 March 15th, 2018|
Lukas Gijsemans (Bachelor Degree Chemistry) works as a research associate at the Lab for Inorganic Chemistry. He investigates solvometallurgical methods for industrial case-studies in the KU Leuven C3-SOLMET project.
Peter Jones 2018-03-14T23:05:08+00:00 March 14th, 2018|
On March 9, 2018, Bieke Onghena (SIM² KU Leuven) obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry. She successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Ionic liquid solvent extraction (SX) for the recovery of rare earths (REEs) and cobalt (Co).
Peter Jones 2018-03-14T10:32:33+00:00 March 14th, 2018|
ETN SOCRATES and METGROW+ have published a joint Policy Brief on the Social License to Operate for the Mining and Recycling of Critical Metals, which is meant to stimulate this crucial debate for the EU mining/metallurgy sector.
Peter Jones 2018-03-13T11:42:52+00:00 March 13th, 2018|
On March 5, 2018, Metallo, the non-ferrous metallurgical company based in Beerse (Belgium), officially presented its new, state-of-the-art “non-transferred arc plasma” furnace, which will be the largest of its kind in the world.
Peter Jones 2018-03-15T12:19:59+00:00 March 13th, 2018|
Ionic liquids (ILs) are widely studied to recover metals from ores or end-of-life products, but not above 100 °C and atmospheric pressure. Here the IL [Hbet][Tf2N] was used dry to leach NdFeB magnets and scrap at high temperature.
Following the Social License to Operate Symposium in Leuven (Feb’ 21, 2018, Artefact), Dirk Draulans (a renowned science journalist), produced a three-page article for Knack, Flanders’ leading political (weekly) magazine.
Peter Jones 2018-03-21T21:18:10+00:00 February 28th, 2018|
On 21 Feb’ 2017, SIM² KU Leuven attended the closing conference of the INSPIRE project in Cardiff (Wales). Joris Roosen presented KU Leuven’s perspective on the challenges for the zero-waste valorisation of low-grade resources.
Peter Jones 2018-02-27T15:03:11+00:00 February 27th, 2018|
In this article “Five lessons learned” Peter Tom Jones reflects on the Artefact Symposium on the Social License to Operate for mining & recycling of critical metals and summarises some key take-home messages. Reactions are welcome.