Peter Jones 2018-03-15T12:22:27+00:00 February 20th, 2018|
In the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 ERC SOLCRIMET project KU Leuven researchers have synthesised trichloride ionic liquids (ILs) which can be used for oxidative dissolution of metals and alloys under mild conditions.
Peter Jones 2018-02-27T13:12:55+00:00 February 19th, 2018|
In this article “Six lessons learned” Peter Tom Jones reflects on the 4th International Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM IV) Symposium and summarises some key take-home messages. Quo vadis for ELFM? Reactions are welcome.
Peter Jones 2018-03-14T17:20:17+00:00 February 19th, 2018|
In the context of the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN REDMUD project, KU Leuven researchers have published a new method to extract rare earths (REEs) from bauxite residue (red mud) by dry digestion followed by water leaching.
Peter Jones 2018-02-14T17:17:37+00:00 February 14th, 2018|
The ELFM IV organising committee has released a 5-minute video (Feb’ 2018), which integrates multiple testimonials and perspectives from the EC, national public bodies, academia, industry and civil society. A great executive summary!
Peter Jones 2018-03-17T12:51:54+00:00 February 12th, 2018|
Following their previous, widely-cited work with respect to the rare-earth element Balance Problem, Prof. Binnemans and colleagues have just published a thorough update of this key issue in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.
Peter Jones 2018-02-10T10:43:05+00:00 February 10th, 2018|
On February 8, 2018, Umicore reported a net profit of 267 million euro in 2017. Concurrently, Umicore announced an investment of 660 million euro to ramp up the production of battery (cathode) materials for a.o. electric vehicles.
Peter Jones 2018-02-08T10:15:50+00:00 February 8th, 2018|
The organising committee of the ELFM IV Symposium (Feb’ 5-6, 2018) is happy to share the ELFM IV Symposium Book (ed. Jones & Machiels, Feb’ 2018). ELFM IV offers a total of 50 papers, grouped according to 4 thematic categories.
Peter Jones 2018-02-06T14:29:13+00:00 February 6th, 2018|
Alain Yzermans, Mayor of Houthalen-Helchteren, delivered an inspiring speech during the opening of the 2nd day of the 4th Enhanced Landfill Mining Symposium (Feb. 6, 2018). The Social License to Operate topic took centre stage.
Peter Jones 2018-01-30T17:36:04+00:00 January 30th, 2018|
C2W, the Dutch Journal for Chemistry and Life Sciences, has published a feature article on the EU List of Critical Raw Materials (Nr. 1, 2018). SIM² KU Leuven provided its view on this crucial issue for Europe.
Peter Jones 2018-01-26T11:47:07+00:00 January 26th, 2018|
The EU H2020 NEMO project (“Near-zero-waste recycling of low-grade sulphidic mining waste for critical-metal, mineral and construction raw-material production in a circular economy”) has secured funding by the European Commission.